The ship and the crew were wonderful. As to the crew, not only were they a delight to talk to and be around, it seemed clear that they enjoyed their positions on board as well. All were very friendly and we enjoyed discussing their various countries of origin as well as their work on board the ship.
The food was like most cruises - very plentiful. Although LaTerra was exceptional (the menu actually being a little overwhelming), the rest of the food service was your average cruise food. Certainly the food was well prepared and varied but we did not think any of it outstanding other than LaTerra. Eating at The Grill and cooking your own was interesting for a night but not anything more than that.
We thought our room spacious, comfortable and maintained impeccably by our butler and steward. We would have liked to have some seating area on the shared balcony so we could sit out and enjoy the trip and socialize with others. We specifically chose a shared balcony room in hopes of sharing conversations with our neighbors but it really was not set up for that type of relaxation.
The fitness room was sufficient but half the cardio machines did not work correctly which was irritating.
Our cabin was very comfortable for 2 people. Ricardo and Beejay kept it clean and neat without compromise. Ricardo in particular was incredible in his paying attention to our various needs and making sure that we had what we needed and on several occasions, anticipating those needs before we even thought of them ourselves (having snacks available after a long day of sight seeing, making sure our favorite wine was always available...)
although we enjoyed the Glenmorangie Distillary tour and the beautiful countryside the bus tour was a little dry. It was clear the guide knew her history and information but a little more "energy" for it would have been more interesting.View All 5 Whisky Tour Reviews
We very much enjoyed the tour guide and his knowledge of the area and the history. He was bright and entertaining as he wound us through Belfast and its history. The tour of the Crumlin Road Gaol was also interesting and informative. We appreciated being told exactly what the physical requirements would be as my husband has some limited mobility and he could decide how far to go and what to proceed with. Overall, a very nice afternoon.View All 29 City Tour Reviews
We had a wonderful tour guide who was clearly energetic about her own interest in the local food culture as well as that of the architecture and history of the area. Liz was a delight to follow about and try samples of the local cuisine. The variety of tastes was wonderful. This is a very enjoyable excursion for anyone who enjoys walking and tasting.View All undefined undefined Reviews
The tour guide was very knowledgeable but talked what seemed to be non-stop the entire coach ride to and from the distillery. A little time to view the beauty of the area and private discussion would have been pleasant but again - she was extremely knowledgeable and did have a wealth of information. We thought the distillery tour was very interesting and enjoyable wandering about the old buildings and learning of the processes in which the whiskey was made.