We have been on over 40 cruises throughout the years. We cruise on all cruise lines including Crystal, Princess, Holland America, and Celebrity; depending on our schedules. We took this cruise because of the reasonably good itinerary, but, sadly this cruse was a disappointment mainly because of the ship.
The major disappointment was the food. ( There were a few bright spots, like the soup and the steak in the Polo Grill. ) Other than that, the rest of the dinning experiences were sub-par. The bread were dry and hard. So were the pastries, the muffins and croissants.
The meat ( chicken, beef and all others ) in the main Dinning Room and the Terrace Cafe were tough and chewy. Same old, same old ice cream flavors every day and without much condiments variations.
The presentations of the food were not welcoming either. One lobster dish from the Toscana looked like a left over from the previous dinner.
The Red Ginger was a mix mash of nothing-not Chinese, not Japanese, not Thai and not Vietnamese. It was like throwing all the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and other spices together and calling it a creation. The chopsticks which were offered to each diner were
all worn out.
The gym equipments were antiquated and not working properly. The weights handles were all worn out.
The excursions were over priced and complicated to book.
The sound system, especially in the theater, was poor.
The cabin was run-down. The furnitures in the cabin were all scratched up and chipped The closet doors could not close properly and, as a result, the closet lights were on the whole night. The TV was old and small with the wires dangling and exposed from under the TV.
The carpets were dirty.