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Marina Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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High Hopes, Low Reality

Marina Cruise Review by Larriott

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

We have been to London many times, but have not been around the British Isles very much. We read the reviews and looked at the brochures and felt we would have great time. The first issue was the WiFi, speed less than 1Mbps and often down, despite the recent "upgrades" A lot of people on the ship complained, but all we were give was excuses. The food was very good and decor nicely decorated. Cabins (Penthouse) a little smaller that we are use to, but the service was very poor. The tours from the ship were poorly handled and some of them involved a two hour bus ride to see the remnants of a roman wall or fort. Best tours were in Ireland and Scotland. The entertainment was poor to okay. It appears you have to go to the larger ships for entertainment, but that's not as important as the overall service which suffered.

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Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite
Cabin PH3 10004

Nice decor and a well designed closet. The step up into the bathroom gets so use to, especially at night. Space was cozy, but adequate for this type of cruise

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Hadrian's Wall

Wall tour was oversold by brochure. A long bus ride for a pile of rocks

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Highland Day Tour

Very interesting, even with the long bus ride. Loch Ness was very nice

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Conwy Castle

Very interesting, especially the cultural differences between England and Wales

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City Tour

Interesting facts about the city, but nothing spectacular. This is a city you need to stay in for a few days to soak up the flavor

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Enjoyable, but the long bus ride wasn't worth it

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Cobh (Cork)

Great tour of the area and wonderful insight into Irish whiskey. The tour guide was wonderful and had a great sense of humor

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