FIRST AND LAST TIME: Arcadia Cruise Review by JOHN HEYS
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FIRST AND LAST TIME
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Now for some good things!! The crew ware fantastic, well trained and extremely helpful, efficient and courteous. The Crows Nest was breathtaking, the ship itself was just amazing with reasonable shop and drink prices. I know it must be difficult to amuse 2000 people day after day but we are not into line dancing, quizzes, bingo and doing crosswords and as the weather was not good we could not use our balcony or the swimming pools. The excursions were good as it was good to get off the ship though we felt they were expensive for what they were, and it was the same with all, the guide spoke far too much with facts and figures that could not be of interest or remembered (i am an experienced Zoo guide so am perhaps more observant of these things) more free time would have been appreciated. We met a passenger who after about 14 days actually found a large suitcase not belonging to him under his bed, what does this say about cabin cleaning, or perhaps more importantly security? imagine a bomb the size of a large suitcase going off!!
A number of unforeseen things happened like having to turnaround to search for a missing crew member for hours, trouble leaving Venice, and racing through the Bay of Biscay trying to avoid a storm, all of which the Captain handled really well and kept us all up to date with progress. We now know that this cruise was below par having discussed it with people who have done over 20, and we have been put off spending all that money on any more. Zakinthos the second port (not listed)
A good tour with entertainment and a bite to eat, with not too much chatter and info to try to listen to.
Last port of call unscheduled.
Trip to Honfleur was lovely, beautiful countryside, and plenty of time to spend in town. Less
Cabin review: DEA021 Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Pleasant if not somewhat small though had all that was needed with nice bathroom. Super balcony with sunbathing space, tea and coffee making facility useful, and plenty of cupboard space,really all we needed.Read All Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower (DE) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
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