Our first impressions were positive but the food in the dining room was a big disappointment.
Embarkation went smoothly and the cabin was spacious and had a good sized balcony. The balcony was overlooked from above but gained better exposure to the sun.
The entertainment overall was good. The theatre had good acoustics, a great live band and a very talented cast for the shows. The guest artists were also generally good. Elswhere, the other entertainment was a mix of good and bad with the live music being interspersed with way too much karaoke and quiz shows. More live music and less “Butlins” would have been better.
We were pleased with this cabin. It was a good size and was the quietest and the least vibration that we have ever had before. You have a bath with a shower curtain rather than a shower so be aware of stepping in and out. 2 TVs with a good choice of channels and BBC and Sky news. The balcony was big enough to recline both chairs with footstools and still have room to walk to the table. These balconies stick out above the lifeboats so can be overlooked from above. This has the benefit of getting more sun that those that are more inboard. There was plenty of hanging space, a wardrobe with safe and other cupboards with a mini fridge.
The shuttle bus was worthwhile to get into town as there are steep slopes to the bridge. We had an interesting walk around town but were warned to watch out for pickpockets and distraction thefts. We didn't have a problem.
We enjoyed a walk around the town
We were diverted from Genoa to Santa Margarita which we visited by tender. The tender arrangements were poor and left us bobbing around for 40 minutes but the town was lovely and well worth walking around. It was clean and bright with plenty of places to stop for a drink or eat
We didn't get off. The shuttles were $14 and most people said it wasn't worth visiting.
It was around a mile into town so we took the shuttle and then walked around another mile to the cable car. We had bought tickets on line in advance to lessen the queue. Just google Gibraltar cable car. We arrived shortly after it opened at 9.30 and went straight up. Great views and pics of the apes. There is only 1 car up and one car down so expect queues when the tours arrive.
This is a duty free port and booze was very cheap and also a good deal at the cruise terminal if you didn't want to carry it back.