Glorious Transatlantic: Riviera Cruise Review by sailorgirl
Overall Member Rating
We spent two days in delightful Bermuda. One lovely day in Madeira. And an excursion in Tangier, Morocco that was over-priced More and poorly managed. I won't be looking for that port on any itinerary in the future.
Onboard, the food and service were exceptional. We enjoyed all three specialty restaurants as well as dividing our time between the main dining room and the terrace cafe. Never disappointed. Our suite was spacious and well serviced by a wonderful butler and room attendants. Our bedding was extremely comfortable. All crew members we came in contact with had friendly positive attitudes. And the other passengers were very happy and gracious people.
I had one problem with the shower water not draining properly and the plumber came immediately and fixed the issue. Mid cruise we were asked for comments and I said we wished we had a second table on our verandah and, before the day was over, one appeared.
The entertainment was very good and received a few standing ovations along the way. We never had lines or waits or crowds. There were always enough lounge chairs and theatre seats.
There were two Cruise Critic events but for one reason or another we never made it to either.
We love days at sea and a transatlantic is the perfect prescription for that!
That said,leaving Barcelona was a hassle because we had to stand in line over an hour to check our bags to Miami. And then luggage delivery in Miami took an hour. Let's just say that the fun part is cruising and the not so fun part is flying. Less
Cabin review: Penthouse category 211001
Spacious. Very quiet. Extremely comfortable bedding. Butler service. Balcony with two reclining type chairs. Large overhang on above deck blocks distance view a little but also protects balcony from rain and sun. Large walk-in closet. Nice desk with laptop computer provided. Large bathroom with separate tub and shower. Afternoon canapé delivery. Executive concierge lounge nearby.
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