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Braemar Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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OK but Could and Should Do Better

Braemar Cruise Review by swanpool

12 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

We chose this cruise because the sailing date and the itinerary suited us.

The cabin on deck 4 was very small but well designed and the large window was beneficial.

The food was excellent and the service also very good.

The drinks package was ok but we were often charged on our account for drinks that we had not had. This did not matter materially as we were not paying but we did wonder what happened to all the drinks on our account which we had not consumed.

10 minutes with the Doctor on board resulted in a bill for £88 which was ridiculous, particularly as he then sold me a mouthwash for sore gums (which I did not have) which was marked at £3.20 yet charged at £5.80! It is good to have medical facilities on board but they should not be at exorbitant prices.

Entertainment was generally very good. One superb comedian but he was replaced half way through with the most pathetic comic imaginable. The show company were excellent.

However, the Neptune lounge was not fit for purpose. The seating was completely inadequate for the numbers attending. The port speaker's presentations were informative but also inhibited by the dreadful lounge and also by his tedious presentation and frequent errors. The Bridge room was too small, too deep within the ship and there were no adequate duplicate sessions due the room being used for other activities. We were never able to play more than 14 hands.

This was our first cruise and we are currently undecided whether it should be our last.

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