although we had a great time on this cruise & loved the intinerrary, we were disappointed with the food among other things. the food in the buffet was really poor. we tried several times to eat there but were always upset with the food. we were not happy with the ding room food either. there were 3 or 4 nights the food was good, but not on the other 7 or 8 nights. when we complained to the head waiter he suggested that if we want a better meal we should choose the upgraded restaurants (at $39.00 each). the interior of the ship was clean & nice looking, but the outside was dirty looking & rusty. the shows were very good, but again, we were dissatisfied with the amount of entertainment provided. there was one show per night--that's it! after 10pm there was nothing to do except gamble. this cruise was a pacific coastal route. where the weather is somewhat cool. knowing this, you would think that the cruise line would have provided more chairs in the enclosed pool area. whenever we were on the ship this enclosed pool area was completely full. there were never enough chairs. i think it would have made sense to try to accomedate as many as possible into this area. the service was good all over the ship. we had a fantastic waiter named sergio in the main dining room. he made every meal a pleasure.
the cabin was nice. it was not very large, but not too small either. the bed was comfortable and roomy. we loved the balcony.
san diego is a great city with many beautiful sites. the zoo is a must as is balboa park.
we rented a car & drove to big sur & carmel. both places were absolutely fantastic! we loved them both. big sur was the furthest away, but only about an hour. we had lunch in carmel.
what can i say? san fransisco was recently voted the most desirable destination city in america, and for good reason. we took a side trip to napa & sonoma valley. if you have the time i strongly suggest this.