Columbus Cruise Review by F. Bakkes
- Sail Date: January 2018
- Destination: Around the World
What went right is too much to mention.
What went wrong is too much to mention. This is sad for the staff that did their work the right way, e.g. my cabin-steward S HTIN LIN MYA from Myamar.
Under the same conditions again? Hmmmmmmm.
Special mentioning deserves the australian border-control. Substandard, disorganized , incompetent. On my question to this peculiar woman that this (ill)-treatment seamed inhospitable to me her initial answer was "how to they do it in you country" (sic).All passengers going ashore were kept waiting a long time for no good reason,
all passengers returning were kept waiting a long time for no good reason. Clearly because i asked. Two passengers had not reported the way they wanted....
Files a complaint 12/06/18 (so 12th. of June) with the australian government/department of home affairs.
In several places the border-control was ridiculous. On my question why this way, you can guess the answer: safety pfffff, the easy way out, creating anoyment.
On request some additional information.
The food was quite good, in seating-restaurant and buffet=restaurant.
Activities were plenty, quizzes, dancing, cooking-lessons/-demonstrations, etc., presented as should be.
Service in order ( at the front desk staff always smiling, confronted with an error the answer was blurry and the smile turned vague - oh well).
Entertainment high level, certainly taken into account the Columbus is a small ship to today's standard, so limited possibilities on the small stage. Ship's performers were excellent, visiting performers too in most cases. Staff were attentive and suited for the job.
Excursions ware sometimes very unorganized, e.g. long waiting (about 20 minutes) on the stairways, some were not to standard so money was for half returned.
What bothered me was maintenance/cleaning all the time, with staircases and parts of deck closed.
Avoid the easy mistakes and the "hmmmmm" will turn into "yes".
So i am curieus for the upcoming reviews.
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