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We are all retired young at heart couples travelling for a birthday celebration with my husbands brother and his wife. We travelled on the door to door service organised by Saga which was very good. Embarkation was very good. We were so looking forward to our cruise booked for my brother in laws 70th birthday year. The Cabins which were supposed to be superior outside, were awful. We have been cruising for nearly 20 years and superior these cabins were not. Once we set sail things went from bad to worse. The vibration from the engines and creaking and rattling of the ship prevented any of us from a decent nights sleep the whole holiday. We resorted to earplugs but these did not help with the vibration. When we put our heads on the pillows it was rattling our heads. I would advise avoidance of cabin nos. 5059 or 5061 arghhh! Needless to say we all complained but the situation went unresolved. The daily information on the ship was excellent. The food was very good and our waiters Chai and Arnold really looked after us and we had them the whole holiday which was great. The staff in the dining area and bars worked extremely hard and nothing was too much trouble for them. There were activities onboard such as Quizes and quoits but unfortunately a couple of these flew overboard

Terrible noisy cabins

Black Watch Cruise Review by wemsie#6

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Superior Outside Cab
We are all retired young at heart couples travelling for a birthday celebration with my husbands brother and his wife.

We travelled on the door to door service organised by Saga which was very good.

Embarkation was very good.

We were so looking forward to our cruise booked for my brother in laws 70th birthday year. The Cabins which were supposed to be superior outside, were awful. We have been cruising for nearly 20 years and superior these cabins were not. Once we set sail things went from bad to worse. The vibration from the engines and creaking and rattling of the ship prevented any of us from a decent nights sleep the whole holiday. We resorted to earplugs but these did not help with the vibration. When we put our heads on the pillows it was rattling our heads. I would advise avoidance of cabin nos. 5059 or 5061 arghhh! Needless to say we all complained but the situation went unresolved.

The daily information on the ship was excellent.

The food was very good and our waiters Chai and Arnold really looked after us and we had them the whole holiday which was great. The staff in the dining area and bars worked extremely hard and nothing was too much trouble for them.

There were activities onboard such as Quizes and quoits but unfortunately a couple of these flew overboard
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Superior Outside Cab
Cabin C 5059 & 5061
Terrible vibration and rattling and creaking in both cabins and we hardly slept. My brother in laws shower was more like a cupboard absolutely tiny. 5059 bathroom was a bit bigger but was supposed to have had a bath needless to say there was none. We were told that they were superior because of the proximity to amenities. We have been cruising a long time and always had nice cabins, always go midships and mostly on deck 5. Never ever had an experience like this before
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