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Scarlet Lady Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,065 reviews

Nice concept. BAD execution.

Review for the Caribbean Cruise on Scarlet Lady
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2023

From the beginning, the check in process was chaotic at best. Fortunately, we did a status match from NCL that got us priority embarkation which was priceless for our sailing. Once on the ship, it was a total chaos and good luck trying to find VV crew for directions. Since we booked last minute, we were not able to make any dining reservations so we finally found sailor services to help get us some reservations. It seemed a lot of sales were in the save situation and the crew were bot able to handle the demand. After waiting for about 30 minutes we all noticed 3 of the 4 crew members disappeared never to return. Needless to say, we were all frustrated and most left. Once to our cabin, we explored the balcony room. The bathroom area is super tiny and you can barely move to close the shower door after showing. The bed situation is adequate, but not nearly what we would call comfortable.

The dining was one of the biggest disappointments for us. Since we were not able to get reservations and not willing to wait standby for an hour or more, we headed to the galley only to find a very limited menu, bizarre times for the options and very, very slow table service (no self service options). Each specialty option has very, very limited options. The ramen noodles place had 3 options (V, reg and spicy), the bento sushi was also limited to about 3 items and food luck if you wanted to do a later dinner as the hours were not late at all. Then you had a choice between a burger or all day breakfast. There was also a pizza place opened all night (except the last night when they closed at 2am).

During sea days, good luck trying to get into the smallest ship pool around. If you do manage to get inbe prepared to deal, not with kids, but a spring break atmosphere of drunk 20+ yo and a DJ from Miami that thinks he's still playing for a Miami based crowd and louder is better. He managed to kill the sound systems multiple times by forcing too much through the system. Fortunately, we were out getting some sun when the pool group decided to be super party mode and spray beer all over and drink their champagne from the bottle, in the pool.

Cabin Review

Horribly small bathroom. We've had interior cabins on other, similarly sized ships, with similar sized interior room and larger bathrooms.

Port Reviews


Fun time, but the same DJ issues as at the main pool. Louder is better no matter the sound quality. Everyone loves Latin music and knows Spanish.

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