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Insignia Review

4.5 / 5.0
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210 reviews
15 Awards

16 nights on an R Ship

Review for Insignia to the South Pacific
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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

There are eight (8) R Ships on the seas with different cruise lines. They are all identical, were built for Renaissance Cruises in 1999-2000 just before they went insolvent.

The Ships sat at anchor for years before being renovated and put back in service.

They are 30,000 ton ships, a perfect size and take 600-700 passengers.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Cabin A1

Very comfortable. Has a desk, a sofa, the absolutely most comfortable bed, no outside noise, small bath is very adequate and the outside deck is a dream come true.

Would i go again? YOU BET!

Port Reviews


Singapore is always a fun town. Be sure and take the "River Walk" and take a long time browsing through Chinatown.

Koh Samui

Since I live in Thailand, I have spent plenty of time on the Island. You should rent a motorbike and take a long ride around the outside border of the Island


A rather boring stop that offers little scenery, The beaches are OK but have many beer drinking Ferang tourists with little to do.

Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Since I live in a condo looking across the bay at Laem Chabang I know it well.

Not much at the Port (it is a Port) but outside at Naklua or Sri Racha there is much to see and do.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

I travel to VietNam frequently and enjoy all of the cities. HCM had a French feeling, wide streets, parks and trees and I love my time spent there


Hanoi feels quite Chinese. Narrow tall buildings with little frontage. Hotels has one front room in a stack of 7 or 8 floors. Streets are narrow and frantically busy with motorbikes, venders and children. Streets are a wild activity center.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is always a pleasure. Busy metropolis with people rushing everywhere.

The River is crowded with boats of every type and buildings are tall and dramatic.

There are many restaurants with every type of food.

It is a pleasure to visit Hong Kong.

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