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Pros: 1) staff (except for reception) were excellent - very helpful and polite 2) food choice and standard (and hygiene) were excellent 3) choice of entertainment was very good 4) embarkation process was handled efficiently and quickly Cons: 1) reception had difficulty understanding problems and requests 2) room was very noisy all cruise - it was a disabled inside cabin with a pillar in the middle, and this carried up the engine noise all the time, and was worse at night when the ship was moving 3) painting was being done while people were sunbathing (along with other maintenance) 4) luggage had to be out at midnight, even though our transfer was not until the following evening, which was a big hassle - we paid for a room to us and for some bizarre reason we were given the room next door (???) so had to switch one room down 5) we embarked late on Friy night and so did not have a proper muster drill - basically we were told to look at the back of the door in our cabin to see where to go

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Mein Schiff Cruise Review by keithm99

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Greece
Pros:

1) staff (except for reception) were excellent - very helpful and polite

2) food choice and standard (and hygiene) were excellent

3) choice of entertainment was very good

4) embarkation process was handled efficiently and quickly

Cons:

1) reception had difficulty understanding problems and requests

2) room was very noisy all cruise - it was a disabled inside cabin with a pillar in the middle, and this carried up the engine noise all the time, and was worse at night when the ship was moving

3) painting was being done while people were sunbathing (along with other maintenance)

4) luggage had to be out at midnight, even though our transfer was not until the following evening, which was a big hassle - we paid for a room to us and for some bizarre reason we were given the room next door (???) so had to switch one room down

5) we embarked late on Friy night and so did not have a proper muster drill - basically we were told to look at the back of the door in our cabin to see where to go
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Cabin Review

Cabin 7807
7807 was a big inside cabin (as disabled) so much more room than other inside - we got as we booked pretty late.
However, we would have given the space up and had a cupboard if it would have cut down on the noise - we could hear this through new earplugs and got hardly any sleep during the whole cruise.

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