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Iona Review

4.0 / 5.0
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167 reviews

Ship is modern and functional but disappointing

Review for Iona to Norwegian Fjords
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
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We booked this cruise for our golden wedding. We were upgraded to balcony unfortunately it was infamous deck 8. People walking past can see in and no privacy. Whirlpool outside balcony on and off every minute all day long even when nobody in it. The food especially at breakfast was only luke warm. Obviously very short of staff so they should limit number of passengers. On previous cruises waiters were falling over themselves in atrium to offer drinks. On this one you struggled to attract a waiters attention and then it could be up to half an hour before Costa coffee arrived only luke warm. Supposed gala night had a worse menu than normal nights just so they could say it was a Marco Pierre White menu. Some people had trouble with on board app but we found it useful and worked well. Limelight was good Lee Meade was on. Limited entertainment at night as shows repeated over 2 nights. We were on coach at disembarkation at 9am but had to wait till 10 15 fir others to get on

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Nice inside but balcony on promenade deck is a total design failure. People walking past looking in and whirlpool going all day

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