Firstly, this is a record of my own experiences whilst at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore for 3 days and aboard Costa Allegra during her 34 day repositioning cruise. As always, everyone's experiences and thoughts are different, this is what makes us all individuals and unique.
Secondly, I can honestly say that I was extremely disgusted and ashamed of the behaviour of a few British guests aboard Allegra. Lets just call them Virgin Cruises Bullies, should they read this, they will know exactly who I am describing later on in this report. I can also say that I hope I NEVER encounter these people ever again on any cruise ship (or tender) as their attitude, ignorance, arrogance and lack of consideration was probably the ugliest I have ever experienced in 18 cruises and 15 years working in the tourist trade. This behaviour came to a head after a port of call change on the second half of the cruise, but more on that later.
Anyway, down to business.......oh and I make no excuses for the length, afterall, what would you expect after almost 6 weeks away, eh?
Cabin 3002, outside triple.This cabin is right in the bow on Gauguin Deck. To one side is a passenger cabin and to the other are crew cabins.Positioning wise, the cabin is close to the forward stair tower and lifts. It is very spacious with a choice of two single or one super kingsize bed options, with one pullman bed. There is more than ample storage space for 3 people and floorspace is excellent with plenty of room for 3 people moving around the cabin with ease. The bathroom has marble flooring & surfaces, lots of storage & the shower was hot with superb water pressure throughout the time I stayed in this cabin. The cabin has a single deep-set porthole.Downsides...there can be a fair bit of through traffic from the crew cabins but generally they are very quiet. The cabin is close to being over the bow thruster, so early wake up calls on port days are guaranteed, but the noise is not overly intrusive and doesn't last that long.And...Cabin 4038, inside single. The interior layout is 'L' shape, with the bed across the cabin rather than along one side, which is more often the case. There is ample hanging and drawer space, 3 wardrobes & 6 drawers. The en-suite bathroom is well designed, reasonably big and well appointed.There are two power points, one in the bathroom (for shavers) and one behind the television on the desk. You will require a southern European adapter if you wish to use the desk powerpoint. There are two tablelamps (both fixed to the furniture), there is a hairdryer in the bathroom and the television shows a variety of programmes in several languages and also the bridge/stern webcams too. There is a well stocked mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities in the cabin also.