Chose this cruise for a relaxing, quiet Christmas getaway.
Could not have been more wrong.
Boarding was short sharp and shiny.
Stateroom was excellent, but that is where it ends.
Parents unleashed an array of noisey, unruley brats on the the entire ship.
Hygene supervision at the buffets was non existent, People were handling food with their hands, tasting it and returning it to the trays.YUK!!!
Trying to get food from them buffet was was almost like taking your life in your hands. You would think these people had never seen food, judging by the way they pushed and shoved to get to the buffet.
The food was was mediocre to say the least. If there was no salt and pepper, there was no flavor.
People were active on the ship until early hours of the morning, as to be expected on a holiday.
The only thing to eat was from a pizza servery that had a queue arond the ship, as did the other food servery points, but the whole ship closed at 830 pm, except for the casino.
The staff are to be commended for their service. They all deserve a pay rise for their outstanding servive to the passengers. the only saving grace on the whole trip.
If you plane to go ashore anywhere, dont plan on going far from the ship.
Docking is at 8am, getting off will be at around 11am and you jave to be back at 415pm for the last tender. 3,800 people CANT be accommodated in that amount of time. Save money and DONT buy on shore tours on the ship. They will charge you twice as much. Get a local tour when yiu eventually get ashore, only half the price.
In conclusion, this ship is promoted as a floating resort.
If that were true, facilities such as food and entertainment would be available until after midnight.
If it was a resort parents would be held more responsible in maintaining their children.
This ship is not a floating resort. It is an over priced floating caravan park.
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, stay away from this ship.
Clean and comfortable. Large and plenty of clean towels.