Chose this cruise for convenience of date to fit in with our Golden Wedding anniversary celebrations,
As such we booked the Strathaird Suite C751
Boarding and welcome buffet absolutely first class plus.
Our suitcase was waiting at the cabin door as expected.
We entered the suite, first impression , dull drab and old looking furnishings looking very tired!! Gosh what have we done? Nearly £5K spent already just to get this far!!
In due course the Butler arrived to explain what he could do for us but really was a passed master at explaining what he did not do.Frankly no need for this individual at all not even for the delivery of the stale canapes each evening
The wash hand basin in the unheated bathroom was cracked, the sofa bed in the lounge area was so flat and uncomfortable the bottom on one side was falling away.
Servicing by the cabin stewardess left a lot to be desired
One excellent Perk of the suite is the invitation to breakfast every day in the White Room at the Epicurian fabulous service. Our special dinner there was exceptional.
All in all a very disappointing cruise, the ship only actually sailed in and through the fjords at night and was either in port or at sea during the day
Definitely NOT value for the money on this occasion
Our dining experience in the Bay Tree restaurant was the food dull and uninspiring with 50% of the menu repeated every night
Entertainment was quite good with Comedy from Tucker on two great nights and Magic from the Astonishing show
Overall onboard was just ok but we have already cancelled our Christmas cruise on Ventura and booked on another P&O ship
We found the public rooms a little too cool and the Costa area needing a good clean, eg The back of the chairs had coffee spillages on them and needed wiping and cleaning
Service was just ok but we have seen better
Very Poor Having paid almost £5K for what we expected to be a luxurious experience turned out to be a damp squib!!
The furniture was old and of poor quality
The balcony furniture was an insult for a suite
WE WILL NEVER GET CAUGHT LIKE THIS AGAIN