This was supposed to be really good value, including a full drinks package and all tips.
Not sure that the price we paid was actually that good compared to others.
Evening entertainment was very average - only three shows from the troupe in 12 nights. A Comedian and a Ventriloquist - the 70's called - they want their entertainment back.
Darren Day really?
The 3 tenors style show was great singing, just not my cup of tea.
The Access All Areas show was good.
Ice Dance show was good.
Quizes good, but they really need to get the answers right, too many mistakes.
Food quality generally excellent, but the lack of seating in the Windjammer was quite wearing. When having dinner with your partner, you usually want to eat together not one of you get the table and then separately go for your food. Our table in the Sapphire (474) was garbage, no view, dark and dingy stuck in a corner by the managers office.
Tours - we didn't use the company tours, booking our own was much, much, better. However, scheduling stops in Norway on a Sunday (everything closed) and Helsinki on Solstice Day (everything closed) is just plain stupid.
Red Sun Tours in St Petersburgh were fantastic.
Choice of films was a bit limited, but just about acceptable.
The bars were ok, as was the range of drinks and beers. The piano player Anthoiny and the singer Ian were both good. the others were competant but not really my thing. The two theme nights seemed to be enjoyed by most people. Cosmopoloitan was the best bar.
Library was a joke, nowhere to sit comfortably and read.
I really dont understand how a casino cruise has an activity of Bridge, but bring your own cards. Really? the casino cannot afford to put some old cards out for the card players?
This has come over a a bit moany and thats maybe not a reflection of my overall enjoyment of the cruise. Both of us enjoyed it, but really hoped for a bit more.
Well everything was in it.......
However making a twin into a double just makes the bed are impossible to walk past. Having to clamber over furnture to get into and out of bed is simply not acceptable.
I have to use a breathing machine - so had to bring a 5m uk power bar, no plugs by beds.