Mainly chosen for the destinations on route, but also anticipated a 4* ship. Expected the passengers to be around retirement age because of he length of the cruise. Very disappointed with the geriatric nature of a lot of the entertainment, which was also repetitive and lacking any fun. No deck parties, even though we spent around 3 weeks in the hot sunshine, no proper ‘ sailaways’ to remember.
Food was OK, but the scrap in the Lido Bat was awful. Difficult to find a seat once you had been served. Ended up taking food down to the cabin to eat it. The food generally I could only call OK, as it was not as I remember the last cruise I took a few years back. I can see that everything has been cut back and is much more frugal generally.
Cushions on the sum beds around the walking deck areas were turquoise coloured (once) and Covered in stains. Not at all what we expected to see. I had no desire to sit on any of them without putting down a towel first. On the lido deck, everything was brown and colourless, making the ship look drab and uninviting.
Very poor condition, rust around the bathroom door. Grouting black in the bathroom and mushroom coloured bathroom suite. Shower head fell down all the time and could only be used if propped up. Sofa and chair a faded red leather, no USB ports. Lots of rust and chairs in need of work on the balcony. Desperate for a refurbishment. Incredibly disappointing for a suite. Only good thing, the space, but we paid for that didn’t we?