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Zenith Review

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Review for Zenith to Transatlantic
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016

We had an opportunity for a LONG vacation and needed to unwind before reaching Barcelona (for 3 weeks in Spain). We live on the Pacific side of Costa Rica (expat Americans) and it was very convenient to have friends drive us to Puerto Limon. The cruise on Pullmantur was less expensive than an economy flight to Barcelona and gave us 15 nights to relax on the crossing for just over $900 per person in the second best accommodations on the ship.

This was a ship that could hold 1500 passengers and between Puerto Limon and the 1st of two stops, the Dominican Republic, only 80 (YES, EIGHTY!) people boarded. The crew was friendly and efficient. I believe there were 600 crew members making the ratio of crew to passenger 7.5 crew to 1 passenger. That was the ONLY good thing to say about this cruise.

The ship was old; not very attractive; badly needed refurbishing; and not very well maintained. The dining service was great, but the food was a 1-star on a scale of 1 to 5. The menu offered steak and shrimp for an upcharge of $10 and $15 per person. It was otherwise bland, tough meat, sameness, and what one might expect from a not too good cooks kitchen. Only the pastry chef and bread baker were 3-4 star.

Cabin Review

Don't remember the cabin number. I'm not sure the category was "Junior Suite" but it was the 2nd category from the most deluxe suite. The cabin was old. The door to the veranda was almost impossible to operate. The bathroom was dirty with mold and old grout. The toilets were out of order with frequency. The AC was not adjustable and freezing or off. The beds were okay and the only good thing was the great amount of storage available.

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