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Sirena Review

4.5 / 5.0
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229 reviews
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Not as good as they suggest. . . . .

Review for Sirena to the Western Mediterranean
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parad1se
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
Cabin: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Chose this cruise after reading al the hype about Sirena and the refit. Having cruised on similar ships we knew what to expect regarding size, layout, cabins etc. Although the carpets, linen, furnishings, deck chairs etc. all appeared new there did not seem to be too much "refitting" of the cabin itself. The earlier images appeared to show refits to the bathrooms however this was not the case. We are not big people so the space in the bathroom was adequate however I can see how it may be on the small size for larger people, particularly the shower.

The food and service in Red Ginger was unbelievably good. The same cannot be said for the Tuscan Steak in which the food was way below average and the service almost non existent. We attended only one show, which was so bad that we did not want to go to any more. Although they seemed understaffed, overall the service provided by cabin, pool, administration and food and beverage staff was both friendly and excellent. Les, the "so called" entertainment director was without doubt the worst I have come across in over 10 cruises.

Prices for drinks, particularly wine were extremely high particularly after service charges were added. We ended up buying wine ashore and bringing it back on board at each port, which was never questioned by security. There seemed to me that there was no interest in those passengers who, like us, prefer to do our own thing and not pay the high price being asked for the ship's excursions.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Cabin A2

Port Reviews

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Did not go here.

Saint-Tropez

Did not go here

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Just too expensive to get from the port to Rome in one day. Train is an option but is time consuming.

Portofino

Beautiful

Malta (Valletta)

Fantastic place

Palermo (Sicily)

Hidden gem

Sorrento

Italian coast at it's best

Marseille

Docked too far away. Busy, crowded and dirty.

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