We chose this cruise because it visited some ports we had not been to before and because we wanted to go to Cartagena again.
Embarkation and disembarkation was well organised but a lot of people did the ealry departure with their own luggage and so there was a massive queue for this.
Our balcony cabin was comfortable and well thought out with plenty of storage. the bathroom had a decent sized shower with a door and again plenty of storage. We were well looked after by our steward.
Initially we were concerned about limited choices in the main dining room as my husband is pescatorian but every night there was something that appealed to both of us and it was very well cooked and presented. We enjoyed every meal and didn't feel the need to go to any of the speciality restaurants. We enjoyed the Spa Café for a light lunch. Even though there were 3,00 people on the ship it did not feel crowded and we were always able to find a table in the Market Café.
The staff were outstanding throughout the ship. Everyone was friendly, cheerful and helpful.
We enjoyed most of the shows in the theatre in the evening and one of them, involving the acrobats/gymnasts was amazing.
We were a bit disappointed that while we were given information about shore excursions there was little information for independent travellers. We think Holland America do this better with two separate teams. The excursions we did, particularly the hike and kayaking in Costa Rica, were good.
We would definitely think about another cruise on the Reflection or any of her sister ships.
The kayaks were completely clear and so it was possible to see the cora formations, however, the last hurrican had destroyed much of the reef and so it was not particularly varied. We saw many different fish when we were snorkelling and this was quite good. Both the activities started from a resort so we had our drinks and and excellent plate of fruit after the snorkellingView All 23 Kayaking Reviews