Went to join the ship at Lima Peru, taking a taxi to the port, we were told that we would have to wait for 2 hours outside the port area as there was no terminal, so we were at the side of the road in a very unpleasant dock area, we were ... Read More
Went to join the ship at Lima Peru, taking a taxi to the port, we were told that we would have to wait for 2 hours outside the port area as there was no terminal, so we were at the side of the road in a very unpleasant dock area, we were joined by others who were shocked at our treatment, a disabled lady who couldn't stand got a chair from a good samaritan dock worker.
Eventually after an hour of standing or sitting in the roadside the chief concierge managed to get us on board.
Entertainment , apart from the guest lecturer was mediocre, 5 musicians are a quintet not an orchestra, a lot of one man shows, and film shows, the "main attraction " shows were repeats of ones I had seen on this ship before, last 8 months ago, best show was Krew Kapers, the crew put everything into it.
Food , Seti Mari is not like any Italian restaurant I have been into, and I am married to an Italian, born and bred,
Prime Seven restaurant,had a lot of food of inferior quality, steaks were part cooked for speed , then heated up , which dried them out. Not 6 star.
Chatreuse restaurant, has nothing french going for it, I lived in France for 7 years, and a french chef would turn all the food here down.
Compass Rose( main restaurant) was the best bet, but food was drowned in sauces, Fresh fish is best done simply, not miso glazed or smothered in sauce, and a beef wellington should have a crispy pastry cover , not a micro waved soggy one.
Baked Alaska should have a hot exterior with cold ice cream inside, not all frozen.
Apart from Coffee Connection, where all the officers drank their coffee, including the Captain, coffee on the ship was dreadful , machine made slop.
One morning , they had fresh berries on the menu, which I ordered, the raspberries came covered in a green mold , I was told they couldn't store them, so why advertise and serve them, not a six star cruise.
On board ship for 31 nights, and never once had a pool deck party/ barbecue, missed going to Falkland Islands , because of heavy seas, asenior officer said he had been here 5 times and never was able to land, we spent an extra day at sea with no alternative option.
Saying all this the crew were the best ever and deserve high praise. Read Less