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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
A group of us went. It was a new ship and we purchased before it was built. Beautiful ship, food and service was great as usual for Celebrity. See below. Cabin was a dissapointment although it was beautiful it was smaller than ususal or ... Read More
A group of us went. It was a new ship and we purchased before it was built. Beautiful ship, food and service was great as usual for Celebrity. See below. Cabin was a dissapointment although it was beautiful it was smaller than ususal or it felt that way due to the configuration. The shows were great. The steak house is definately worth going to but I would highly encourage booking before you leave. We were able to get in for a lunch on the last day. The specialty restaurants are very busy and hard to get in so book ahead. The pool was nice for lounging and laps. Sunset bar area had very little shade if any. It could use some cover of some type. Great place to enjoy a cocktail. Emarkation and disembarking went very well and quick. Ocean view cafe always had plenty to choose from. I don't think I will go back on this new class. I prefer the Soltice ships better ie Reflection etc. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this cruise because it was the Music City Concert Cruise. We didn't care which ports we were visiting because for us it was all about the concerts we were going to hear. It started from the beginning - with embarkation. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was the Music City Concert Cruise. We didn't care which ports we were visiting because for us it was all about the concerts we were going to hear. It started from the beginning - with embarkation. Due to an accident on the roadway we did not arrive at the ship until after 2:00pm. We had to carry all our luggage on ourselves. Thankfully we were able to go directly to the cabin and leave the luggage. The cabin was just about what we expected for an inside cabin. The carpet needed to be replaced as it was very stained and dirty. We went up to the Lido deck to have some lunch. The buffet was completely closed as was every other place to get any lunch. The only place with any food was the pizza place - with a line wrapped around the pool. You didn't get to order what you wanted - you took whatever came out of the oven next! This ship is OLD, very dark and extremely dated. I couldn't decided if the windows were extremely dirty or just so old they were marked. There was lots of heavy dark metal scroll work and the colors were terrible. Areas of the ship smelled of mold and sewer. This smell never did go away - it was there day after day. I felt sorry for the passengers who had cabins in that area of the ship. The service was very good. It seemed that all the staff went out of their way to try to please because they knew the ship was so bad. They all worked very hard to make sure we had everything we needed or wanted. The food in the dining room was surprisingly good. There were not a lot of dessert choices, but the chocolate molten cake was amazing! Also, the steakhouse was beyond great - the shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were huge. We had the 9 oz filet and it was grilled to perfection. The cheese cake was soooo good and was huge!! There was enough to feed four people. We did not engage in any of the activities on board as we were attending the concerts. Also, we only went to the "Love and Marriage" show - which we left. I understand this was for "mature" audiences however, simulating sex acts on stage is inappropriate for any age. We understand that Carnival is the "party" cruise line but again no class at all. We did not leave the ship as we had just been in Nassau in October and it was to cool for us to do any water type activities while at the island. Will think long and hard before going on another Carnival cruise. Maybe in a year and on a larger, newer, ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
This cruise was fantastic. We had a mid ship mini suite balcony. 10804. Cabin was great. I don’t know that I could go back to cruising with a regular cabin bathroom after this! Full size shower. Double sinks. It was the bomb. ... Read More
This cruise was fantastic. We had a mid ship mini suite balcony. 10804. Cabin was great. I don’t know that I could go back to cruising with a regular cabin bathroom after this! Full size shower. Double sinks. It was the bomb. Food was fantastic but service was painfully slow in the main dining rooms 2+ hours for 2 people to have a meal. Often not getting drinks until the appetizers. Regularly finished dessert before coffee finally showed up. Highly recommend the ultimate resort getaway in Roatan. The place was spectacular! However bring bug stuff as most people got bit. In Belize, I did the Great Barrier Reef snorkel. It was terrible. Wasted so much time going over how to put on life vest, mask and fins when the boat stopped. Lots wasted again as people got into the water and then they split up into groups. You were required to stay right with your “guide” who stopped frequently to make sure everyone was together. Saw very few fish but lots of beautiful coral. As an experienced diver and snorkel it was boring and nothing to see. Costa Maya we just did a few shops. Cozumel was good. Went to Cariloha but man it was a long walk to there. Lol. You do get harassed quite a bit walking along side the shops so be prepared. Entertainment on the ship was great! Lots of shows. Straws were a huge problem. They had paper straws but even day 1 lots of bars were out. By the end not a single place had paper straws. Hard to drink frozen beverages with no straw. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I was on this cruise with a large group and meeting friends from prior cruises. The embarkment was to long waiting approx over 2hrs standing for prior cruisers from the holy ship to get off. They left the ship smelling of urine. The ... Read More
I was on this cruise with a large group and meeting friends from prior cruises. The embarkment was to long waiting approx over 2hrs standing for prior cruisers from the holy ship to get off. They left the ship smelling of urine. The theatre, bliss lounge and main dining rooms floors and rugs were sticky. The hall ways stunk of urine. Other cruisers ask to have urine carpet remove n replaced in front of there stateroom . The solo lounge with two large groups was so loud other arrangements should have been made. Me and another cruisers was on the tender Cayman islands when we were trying to get back on the ship half the passengers were off a fire started. We were told to stay back n not to get off. The mate was yelling at the pilot to get the button for extinguisher but I dont think he heard mate then a passenger yell at the pilot and passenger tried pushing the button. Me n my friend were frightened n wanted to get off the tender. Safety is the main issue. We reported this fire to customer service n we never heard a word while on cruise I reported this again thru email to ncl waiting hmmmhmmmm. I have never ever been disappointed with cruise ncl ships. I have been on the epic 3 times. But this time I was not pleased. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
This was my sixth cruise second time with Norwegian and my 30th wedding anniversary, I understand that up keeping on a vessel is necessary but arc welding and grinding off tie downs that were in the wrong place on the deck and closures of ... Read More
This was my sixth cruise second time with Norwegian and my 30th wedding anniversary, I understand that up keeping on a vessel is necessary but arc welding and grinding off tie downs that were in the wrong place on the deck and closures of areas on the pool deck, very inconvenient. The specialty restaurants we did was La Cucina, Cagney's Steakhouse and Teppanyaki. All three were excellent. We also did the cirque dreams epicurean dinner , we enjoyed that show. Burn the flood was good, the comedians were funny, did not like Priscilla queen of the desert, Howl at the moon was also good. Buffets are buffets, the food so so. The bar tenders Won't make a frozen rum runner, but the drink package came in handy. Here is a good tip take the elevator on deck 15 outside the buffets up to deck 18 where there is padded deck chairs and hardly anyone around walk up to the front and enjoy. Wished we found that earlier in the trip. I don't understand why they don't have music in H20 during the day they have a big screen showing diving spots of the world. Wife did a few spa treatments she was happy with that. Not sure about doing that big of a ship again. Or at least that one, Port Canaveral is very easy on and off the ship. When getting off the ship Use the porters to get you and your bags to the front at customs. It's worth the tip. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I chose to do this cruise as I had never been on one before and thought a short one would be a good introduction. The overall cruise was lots of fun but there are some less than great things. This ship is the oldest and is about to ... Read More
I chose to do this cruise as I had never been on one before and thought a short one would be a good introduction. The overall cruise was lots of fun but there are some less than great things. This ship is the oldest and is about to be decommissioned, you can tell. The rooms look very tired and the colour scheme is so early 90's it sometimes hurts. But on the flip side, the bed was really comfortable and the shower was fantastic! The Pantry...This was really crap. The food that is included in your fare comes from here. Its fatty and made from low quality products. I struggled to find something that I wanted to eat. One dinner there was seriously nothing. I'm a dessert lover and often the desserts were really bland. The pannacotta was tasteless and the custard was so thin it wasn't even custard. The onboard activities were so much fun! Trivia and bingo were my favourite. The stand up comedians were also hilarious. The gym was basic but still very functional! I went every day. Now my number one peeve - up-selling of products! The seminars they run are a ploy to get you to buy something. I was really mad at this. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
We were 14 ladies onboard music 13 of the girls it was their first-time and none of them got sick. Ever since i started cruising always choose feb once because the weather is awesome. Never been unable to dock and get off to the island ... Read More
We were 14 ladies onboard music 13 of the girls it was their first-time and none of them got sick. Ever since i started cruising always choose feb once because the weather is awesome. Never been unable to dock and get off to the island The entertainment lineup was amazing as well as lots of food at cafeteria for casual dining and the more formal dining at restaurants. Loved every minute the live performances at the bar was so refreshing felt like im at the concert. The self service kiosk were one can link their cruise card with credit card is wonderful feature which reduce any qs. Portuguese island keeps on improving evrytime time and the place is more chilled with lots of shade and relaxing places. The barbecue food was amazing. The warm water beach a bonus. Only dissapontment is only going to the island once instead of twice like previous cruises. Pomene should also included for weekends cruises not only be part of midweek. Have already booked another cruise and will be back with the girls same time in 2020 on msc orchestra cannot wait. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We went with a large group and knew from the start that things would not be going well. First, they didn't have enough seating in the dining room for all of us. Second, the food was of such a low grade that we could not cut up the ... Read More
We went with a large group and knew from the start that things would not be going well. First, they didn't have enough seating in the dining room for all of us. Second, the food was of such a low grade that we could not cut up the steak, no steak knives...safety reasons! So no more meat that needed to be sliced up. The baked goods appear to be frozen and then heated up...the biscuits were like hockey pucks! We had a guy who ordered the Kosher packaged meals and shared with the rest of us...one of the guys at the table remarked that this was the best meal he had on the whole trip! The entertainment was at fifth grade level...we had seen better performances at school theater! The acrobat couple were amazing! The comedians were fabulous but that was only 2 shows. The staff was wonderful and they did rise above all the miserable food and entertainment. I would go with a different line in the future...this one is done as far as I am concerned! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
We sailed on MSC Divina because we got got a bargain and to entice us we were "matched" to the level on NCL/Carnival, we found the ship to be nicely designed, our cabin was comfortable and the amount of amenities and dinning was ... Read More
We sailed on MSC Divina because we got got a bargain and to entice us we were "matched" to the level on NCL/Carnival, we found the ship to be nicely designed, our cabin was comfortable and the amount of amenities and dinning was plentiful, we were hesitant because people's reviews had made it seem like there was too much pasta on the menus, we found the opposite, the food was very tasty and the selections was great, they still need to work out a few kinks, in the black crab restaurant ( where we were assigned ) we had to wait for our coffee to accompany our desserts, but it seems like every cruise line is cutting staff and you don't get quite the prompt service that we expect. The itinerary was wonderful too, going to shore and coming back into the ship was painless and we loved the fact that the ship stayed longer in ports than most cruises we have taken, that was nice surprised. Another pleasant surprise was the entertainment in the theater, we enjoyed all of the shows, they did an amazing job and would certainly would do another MSC Cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
My sister and I chose this cruise because it was a themed girlfriend getaway cruise with O Magazine and Oprah, so we knew it was going to be amazing! I have consistently found with HAL that something extraordinary happens when I cruise ... Read More
My sister and I chose this cruise because it was a themed girlfriend getaway cruise with O Magazine and Oprah, so we knew it was going to be amazing! I have consistently found with HAL that something extraordinary happens when I cruise this line! This cruise was no different. First of all embarkation, we arrived at 1030 AM and were onboard by 11:45. Our cabin was not ready, but I was able to put my carry on bag in my cabin and we were off to have lunch and explore the ship! The ship is beautiful, with artwork all over that seemed to grab our attention and made us stop and think! I just loved the layout of the ship with many relaxing comfortable chairs to lounge around in. The only complaint I would have was the walking deck on the lower floor, the views were blocked by the lifeboats. However, the very top of the ship has a great jogging deck with unobstructed views. The crew were friendly and very welcoming! The food was delicious! We really enjoyed sitting outside near the pool and had some great pizza and salads! The entertainment was astounding. The world stage was incredible! I loved the Humanity show! Then there was all the fantastic O magazine specific presentations and workshops, all incredible! The highlights for me was the Supersoul Sunday presentation with Oprah and Tara Westover! What an unforgettable and inspiring thing to watch! Then there was the Conversation with Oprah! She is such an inspiration and I will be forever grateful I got to experience such a beautiful moment listening to Oprah with my sister! We also got to speak with Adam Glassman and he was very kind and personable! Then there was Gayle King who was everywhere, and was kind of to take hundreds of selfies with adoring fans! We saw her everywhere! The President of HAL, Orlando Ashford was out helping guests and getting the feedback on their experience on the ship! There was so many "WOW!" moments! Also, every night my sister and I couldn't wait to see what gift we were going to be given by the O magazine staff! Thank you to Jayne Jamison and her staff for being so thoughtful! We loved the little gifts and were very grateful for them all! Half Moon Caye was just beautiful! The tendering process went well. We found a nice lounger under a tree near the "I wish I could stay here forever bar" and went off to join the incredible meditation on the beach with Tracee Stanley. The beach BBQ was so good! I ate a delicious fish taco and a cheeseburger right there on the beach looking out at the pretty blue water and started humming a Jimmy Buffet song, Cheeseburger in paradise! So much fun! After that, we went for a swim, relaxed on the beach and hurried back to the ship! We didn't want to miss a thing! Our last night we got to run around the ship in PJs! It was like participating in the biggest girl slumber party ever! HAL is my favorite cruise line because they really fulfill their mission statement consistently. "Through excellence we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time." I completely agree and can't wait to see what the next HAL cruise has in store for me! Read Less

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