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We booked this cruise because of the Comedy Legends which we had experienced on a previous cruise. The embarkation was very quick, we had journed by coach from Victoria coach station which due to traffic took 1 & half hours. We found the cabin rather tired though the beds were comfortable, the wash basin was old and did not hold water very well due to a worn mechanical system. The shower though was perfect. Another problem was that the ship was draughty, especially the main entertainment centre the 'Palladium' on the right hand side so we sat on the left which was slightly better, we did have one session when the temperature was decent but soon was back to draughty a couple of hours later. The entertainment was generally good, after all we did go to see the comedy hero's who did not dissapoint. The in house entertainment team did a good show, the dancers were very good, the singers were let down by a poor sound system which was far to loud, do they not have a desibel meter, I did hear that some people that had earing aids took them out. The food was generally good though in the self service bistro was not pipping hot even when there at the start of service, the 'Waterfront' where the evening dinner was taken the menu was sometimes difficult to understand to those who did not have the experience in this type of dinning, also the service was a bit long winded. During the hotter days there were plenty of sunbeds around but the we had the old problem of towels on beds but no bodies. Over all we had, for us, a pleasent 15 days but don't think we would book another cruise on the Columbus.

Slightly disappointed

Columbus Cruise Review by watson1941

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We booked this cruise because of the Comedy Legends which we had experienced on a previous cruise.

The embarkation was very quick, we had journed by coach from Victoria coach station which due to traffic took 1 & half hours.

We found the cabin rather tired though the beds were comfortable, the wash basin was old and did not hold water very well due to a worn mechanical system. The shower though was perfect.

Another problem was that the ship was draughty, especially the main entertainment centre the 'Palladium' on the right hand side so we sat on the left which was slightly better, we did have one session when the temperature was decent but soon was back to draughty a couple of hours later.

The entertainment was generally good, after all we did go to see the comedy hero's who did not dissapoint. The in house entertainment team did a good show, the dancers were very good, the singers were let down by a poor sound system which was far to loud, do they not have a desibel meter, I did hear that some people that had earing aids took them out.

The food was generally good though in the self service bistro was not pipping hot even when there at the start of service, the 'Waterfront' where the evening dinner was taken the menu was sometimes difficult to understand to those who did not have the experience in this type of dinning, also the service was a bit long winded.

During the hotter days there were plenty of sunbeds around but the we had the old problem of towels on beds but no bodies.

Over all we had, for us, a pleasent 15 days but don't think we would book another cruise on the Columbus.
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Cabin 10129
Found that the cabin was rather tired, the wash basin did not hold water due to the plug lever not operting correctly. The beds were very comfortable and the air comditioning Ok when we got to grips with the control. We did experience a slight noise when the ship was under way which sounded like flies buzzing in the space where the window would be if it was an outside cabin, the rougher the sea the more noise. A bit like the Chineese water torture, we had to buy some ear plugs to get a good night sleep.