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Loved the land portion, the boat's a bore

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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2024

Japan and busan were delightful, but this boat is a bore! most of the entertainment has been soloists - a juggler, a magician, a pianist, a harmonica player - and this is in the main theater! the ship is small and there aren't many options provided. the same two violinists, one pianist and a small band rotating around doing the same songs over and over. the food has been unimpressive. some tasty, some bland, a lot weird- why are there so many cold fruit soups in the mdr? is there some demand for this? i'm a vegetarian, and that's often the only vegetarian option. another weird thing about this ship is that there is no food after 11pm. and i mean none. at 10 all of the restaurants, buffet and ice cream stand close. at 11pm the pizza place and trident grill close. from the until 5:30, there isn't a scrap of food to be had. fortunately this trip was packed with port days, so we weren't up late often, but there were some nights when i would have liked a little snack around 11:30.ate we bad children up past our bedtime? we took one excursion in sakaiminato which was delightful, but expensive. all in all, we got a great deal on this cruise and loved the land portion of our trip, but i'd avoid this ship. there are so few food and activity options, that it's a bore.

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I really recommend the Nebuta museum. The huge floats are stunning. There's not terribly much to do in Aomori. We took a train to Hirosaki, which isn't much busier. But both places were pretty and had enough to fill the day.

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