Good but not as good as expected: Amsterdam Cruise Review by Ann Onnyme
Overall Member Rating
Good but not as good as expected
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The embarcation at Los Angeles was a total mess - people having to line outside for hours in the pouring rain, no chairs inside - had to stand for over an hour in a cold barn before being "processed"
Sommelier's dinner at the Pinnacle - extra charge of $69 per person - rushed pace, uninteresting wines, ignorant sommelier, so so food
Too many extra charges with no logical explanation: attend a cookery demonstration and pay $29 for the privilege
Captain Everson has no social skills - even boorish and while he invited selected travelers to his reception he and his crew stuck together and did not socialise - even refused to shake hands.
The excursions are reviewed below. Pauline, the advisor on shore excursions gave the impression of being clueless More
To find a sun chair on one of the decks requires people to get up at dawn and grab a place - it was almost like on a package holiday in a cheap spanish resort. Less
Cabin review: B6140 Vista Suite with Verandah
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Port and Shore Excursions
Should be dropped as a destination - a town in serious decline, dangerous looking people milling around and few points of genuine interest.
The one that worked best - a tour by horse carriage after which we had a long walk by ourselves in a beautiful colonial and colorful town. Probably can do it for half the price by taking a taxi at the port and making individual arrangements.
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