Enjoyable Cruise on the Marina: Marina Cruise Review by Russz

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Enjoyable Cruise on the Marina

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Europe - British Isles & Western
Embarkation: Copenhagen
We took the Voyage of the Vikings that started on July 1st in Copenhagen and ended in Dover, England on July 15th. My wife and myself liked our cabin on deck nine concierge level 4. The cabin was large enough for us and had a nice balcony. My only criticism about the cabin is that the shower was a little too tight for me, I'm 6'2"; I wish that they could have eliminated the bathtub, which we didn't use, and made the shower larger.

We really liked the food; the best we have experienced on a cruise ship, and we have taken 16 cruises on various lines. The specialty restaurants were excellent and the service generally very good. We found the buffet to be way above average for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining room was also excellent.

The lectures we attended were well done and the photography class was excellent.

The cruise itself was very good with the ports interesting and the shore excursions generally were very good. The weather improved as the cruise More continued which made the short excursions more enjoyable from Iceland onwards. Some criticisms: the embarkation was disorganized and we ended up having to take our large bags into the reception area when they should have been collected before we went in. The shuttle service at two of the ports, Reykjavik and Dublin, was poor because of the long waits for the buses. Overall, a very good cruise and we plan to cruise again next year with Oceania on the twin to the Marina, the Rivera. Less

Published 08/05/11
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Cabin review: A49021 Concierge Level

Our cabin, 9021, was very nice with more room than most balcony cabins that we have encountered. The shower was small, however, and the bathtub unnecessary in our opinion since we don't take baths. The bed was very comfortable. The sewards provided very good service and got us anything we requested in a timely fashion. We liked the unlimited bottle water and soft drinks.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We took an excellent tour to the Giant's Causeway and enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was great and the weather was bright and sunny so that the coastal viewpoints became highlights on the tour. It made for some excellent pictures.

Read 116 Belfast Reviews

Very interesting port with the old waterfront section well preserved; good for shopping and walking. We took the shore excursion to Grieg's Summer Home, Troldhaugen, and a stave church, which we liked. The weather was overcast, but at least it was not raining on our tour.

Read 405 Bergen Reviews

We had a quite extensive city tour here which took us to Trinity College where we saw the main library with the Book of Kells. Nice campus with historical buildings. The city tour was well done with a stop to visit the interior of St.Patrick's Cathedral. This was our first visit to this interesting capital. After the tour ended, we went back on our own and had lunch at an Irish Pub and walked around the main shopping streets. We spent a nice day here.

Read 180 Dublin Reviews

Unique beautifully situated town on the fjord with a train leaving for the beautiful mountains. We took the train on our excursion and the ride was wonderful with beautiful waterfalls and valleys. Nice partly cloudy weather added to the enjoyable of the time we spent here.

Read 152 Flam Reviews

We didn't have a tour here, but walked around the downtown area and the Harpa, the new performing arts center, which is spectacular. The weather was sunny and we had lunch at a very good Italian restaurant in downtown Reykjavik, called the Hornad, I believe.

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