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Mein Schiff Review

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Full Metal Cruise on Mein Schiff 1 was the best holiday ever!

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morrigan2
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2013
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I've never considered cruising to be something I would enjoy, however, when Wacken Open Air (German Heavy Metal Festival) announced the first Full Metal Cruise, my husband and I booked up straight away and we departed from Hamburg. The ship was wonderful, it was like living in a 5 star hotel with a music festival on the doorstep.

The food was fantastic and although I'm vegetarian, I always found plenty of things I could eat, plenty of fruit and salad and a very good italian restaurant, where you could as many pizza toppings or pasta sauce ingredients as you liked. Wine and beer and soft drinks were free all day, with spirits and cocktails included after 6pm. There were a good choice of bars to drink in, one of which I only discovered on the last night.

The staff were lovely and most spoke English, however, all announcements and written information was in German so we got a bit confused at times. Luckily a nice German passenger translated the lifeboat/safety announcement for us. I fully intend to go on Metal Cruise 2 in 2015 and I'm taking German lessons in preparation.

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Cabin Outside cabin with balcony

We had an outside cabin with balcony and it was very well equipped and clean. The steward left chocolate on our pillow every night and kept us well stocked with Nespresso pods for the coffee machine.

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