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Insignia Review

4.5 / 5.0
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204 reviews
19 Awards

Christmas - "Festive Caribbean"

Review for Insignia to Cuba
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2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Dec 2018
Cabin: Penthouse Suite
Our penthouse 2 stateroom!
Street in Colonial Trinidad in Santiago.
Clean buildings in Havana. People show a great deal of pride in their towns
Again, another view of cobblestone streets and colorful buildings in Coloni

We were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding cabin! Renovations are outstanding! Service and food the entire cruise was excellent --- no matter where we ate. The eggs benedict was outstanding at the Terrace Cafe! Fresh muffin, Canadian bacon with freshly poached egg and topped with outstanding Hollandaise sauce. Yum! In fact all the selections in the Terrace Cafe were excellent --- spoiled by all the servers who were there to please. My husband fell in love with the extra thick chocolate shake in Waves. Grand Dining room had excellent food and service, but at times could be slow and a bit frustrating. If you needed something "out of the ordinary" it was hard to get the item. Polo and Toscano Specialty restaurants were both excellent!

Entertainment was varied and good. The singers were extremely talented and the Frank Sinatra impersonator was outstanding! The Martini Bar piano player and entertainer at one of the big shows was excellent. Martinis were outstanding! The enrichment lectures could have been better --- we expected to hear more about Cuba's history and politics. The presentations were limited and bland -- that was disappointing.

Excursions on Cienfuegos were the best; though the one going to Colonial Trinidad in Santiago was very interesting and good. The buffet lunch in one of the local restaurants was delicious. Time was limited in Havana ... would have been good if we'd been able to see a Tropicana Show there and had more shopping time to get cigars & local crafts..

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Cabin PH2

This cabin had the "wow" factor! With the recent renovations to the Insignia ... the room's appearance, spaciousness, bed, large shower and all the amenities were excellent! The location was one deck down from the Terrace Cafe (where we ate breakfast each day), "Waves" (where we had hamburgers at lunch-time) --- only had to walk up one flight of stairs! Room was quiet and perfect! We felt spoiled!

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