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Sailed on this ship when it was Ocean Village and it was like going home.Embarkation was so easy, hardly any queueing and plenty of desks open. The cabin was ready and was a nice surprise for my travelling companion who expected it to be half the size! There were plenty of clothes hangers and storage space. The crew were very friendly and polite, dinner was a bit slow the first night, perhaps to be expected but subsequent nights were fine ending with the March of the Baked Alaska! The food was served hot and well cooked with plenty of choice. There was a multitude of excursions to choose from catering for all types especially if you were unable to walk far there were plenty of tours. We found all the guides very good with excellent English and knowledge. The entertainment was a little disappointing, there was no variation of acts in Connexions and Taverners, the same people every night. Personally I found the shows a bit amateurish although they did improve a little in the second week. Top marks for the chocolate and magnificent buffets! Overall an enjoyable experience.

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Columbus Cruise Review by Brandy580

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Sailed on this ship when it was Ocean Village and it was like going home.Embarkation was so easy, hardly any queueing and plenty of desks open. The cabin was ready and was a nice surprise for my travelling companion who expected it to be half the size! There were plenty of clothes hangers and storage space.

The crew were very friendly and polite, dinner was a bit slow the first night, perhaps to be expected but subsequent nights were fine ending with the March of the Baked Alaska! The food was served hot and well cooked with plenty of choice.

There was a multitude of excursions to choose from catering for all types especially if you were unable to walk far there were plenty of tours. We found all the guides very good with excellent English and knowledge.

The entertainment was a little disappointing, there was no variation of acts in Connexions and Taverners, the same people every night. Personally I found the shows a bit amateurish although they did improve a little in the second week.

Top marks for the chocolate and magnificent buffets!

Overall an enjoyable experience.
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