Columbus Cruise Review by JONJAZ1956
- Sail Date: July 2018
- Destination: Baltic Sea
This was a 'Multigenerational Cruise' that meant children on board ARGHHHHHH but seriously most of the time the kids we met were well behaved and well mannered. Some cruisers had bad experiences with kids in the pools and so called adults only stern bars. CMV need to get the rules in place before the cruise starts so crew and staff know what is expected. Food was OK we used the Grill twice steaks were very nice and the Fusion Indian restaurant was fine but a bit strange the usual poppadoms and pickles followed by starters then naan bread and mains mixed up a bit. Service was fine in all the venues we were on second sitting in the Waterfront and our waiters were excellent.
The entertainment was on the whole good some bad singing but the entertainers did at least 2 shows a day and worked very hard (Princess entertainers did only about 4 shows in a similar 14/15 day cruise) So well done the show team. Cruise director was rubbish worst jokes ever!!!
Ports and shore excursions were as expected but it would have been nice to spend more than half a day in Lisbon, prices reasonable compared to other cruise lines.
The good: Great value for money
The Bad: Once waiters found you had bought the VIP drinks package they tended to ignore you.
Some rude and surly waiters Nico you know what I mean.
No policing of the sunbeds some people left their towels for 2 hours + how rude! you know who you are.
Not enough sunbeds
Having paid for a 'Package' that included tips we were a bit disappointed that our cabin steward gave us bad looks on the last day, we had already paid his tip. Other cruise lines (Azamara etc) state no tips required or expected......
CMV provide a great value for money service and we are happy to cruise with them again.
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