This cruise was booked around this time last year whilst aboard The Splendour of the Sea in The Med. We were advised at the time that this was one of the few English language cruises sailing in this region so we decided to book it.
Overall we had a great holiday and the staff/ crew were amazing.
However, the ship itself felt neglected. In the Junior Suite we had the curtains were threadbare, the soft furnishings, carpet and, although clean, the bed linen all had stains. The sink in the bathroom could not be filled as the plug was faulty and the door only shut/ locked after you leant on it, In the corridors the walls and doors were damaged. In the Windjammer the food was atrocious ( to the point where we ate at The Jade buffet as that was mildly better food). On the casino deck the smell of smoke wafted into the adjoining bars....I thought all RCC ships had a no smoking policy bar a dedicated outside area. Surely smoking on a boat is a massive H&S risk?????
Stayed at The Fairmont Peace during a national Holiday. Totally manic but wouldn't have missed the experience.
Waste of money....don't book this tour. Temples were great but the rest felt like a city suburb and that we were visiting the guides friends. In fact I thibk the rice wine making was in the back of his mates house behind the pig sty in a dodgy still. Too much time on the coach and too mant hawkers, who followed us from stop to stop. Little water provided and of little interest....avoid!