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5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Wanted to try a new Cruise line. Embarking close to our location. “All Inclusive” drink package excludes many items, hard to know what’s included. Tiny library lacking any press, hardly any books etc. ... Read More
Wanted to try a new Cruise line. Embarking close to our location. “All Inclusive” drink package excludes many items, hard to know what’s included. Tiny library lacking any press, hardly any books etc. Restaurants (included in the price ) are trying to sell lobster and steak for x-tra 19-22 €. Sahara and Oasis bistros: except for fresh fruit are not worth a visit. Aurea “privileges” include access to an area on deck 16, which is not wheel- chair accessible. Charge for room service food items! Your Choice dining hours prevent diners from attending earlier shows. 22 PM shows are too late for many. Impossible to get even an over-the-counter pain killer from the medical facility without a € 100 medical examination. Pain killers available on board only while at sea. Except for a few kind employees, we have encountered inexperience and nonchalance. We can hardly wait to get off this ship! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Having never been to Greenland or Iceland the stops on this cruise were a great attraction the food was good to very good and the entertainment was very good. The minuses were the ship. We had to call for plumbing issues 4 times and ... Read More
Having never been to Greenland or Iceland the stops on this cruise were a great attraction the food was good to very good and the entertainment was very good. The minuses were the ship. We had to call for plumbing issues 4 times and AC issues multiple times. There was also an irritating knocking fro, we think the window which kept me awake the first night. The pool was like ice the first few days and so hot the last few days it wasn’t refreshing the solarium was also like ice several days although this did cover the indoor pool as the itinerary was cool. Norway Greenland Iceland and Canada were all great! The entertainment was high quality and enjoyable. In fact I would rate entertainment as excellent. Service was very good. Our main complaints were the continuous engineering problems with the ship itself and there many people who had issues. The other issues were very bumpy in a storm and fog caused one Greenland stop to be cancelled although that is not within the cruise lines control. I would say if you get a great deal the ship issues could be tolerated but I sure wouldn’t pay a premium for the Rotterdam. On the plus side Holland does cater to the older crowd and this they do very well with. This isn’t a cruise line for families with a lot of children I think they would be bored but is great if you want a calm relaxing vacation. Note we did the 18 day route from Rotterdam to Boston. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
This cruise was so unappealing in so many ways. To start this experience the line to check in at the Miami Port took over 35 minutes. There were not enough agents to fulfil all the people at check in. The staterooms are tiny, with 139 ... Read More
This cruise was so unappealing in so many ways. To start this experience the line to check in at the Miami Port took over 35 minutes. There were not enough agents to fulfil all the people at check in. The staterooms are tiny, with 139 sq. ft. The bathroom as miniscule with a small shower. The beds, two twins to make a large bed was so uncomfortable, as were the pillows. Both made my bones ache. The food in the main dinning room was bland and had no real taste. The specialty dinning room was better, although the menu is fixed and doesn't change, so that got old after two consecutive nights there. The day at sea makes this small ship very crowded, noisy and annoying and claustrophobic. The pool area with it's spa sized (small) pool was very crowded on the day at sea. The Windjammer café on the pool level could be very crowded as well. They had a good variety of foods. Some okay, other not so much. But you could always find something there to eat. Elevators slow and crowded. There really are no quiet places aboard, what with loud music constantly blasting. There was even a karaoke set right by guest services which made speaking to a representative very difficult. The casino was small and had no inviting vibe. It was mostly very empty. What was especially annoying was the upsells and hawking of the ships extra's such as the specialty dinning, the spa and the photo gallery. This was constant. The library and the card room were not enclosed and basically in the hallway. Again, very noisy. The only reason we went on this cruise was for the overnight in Havana which made every other annoyance on the ship worth it. It was super easy to get on and off the ship in Havana. No lines and we did this a few times the first day in port. Havana was most interesting. This ship was probably a jewel when it was built in 1989, but 30 years later, it is time to put her to rest. I had been on many RCCL cruises and this ship was by far the worst. I kind of felt bad for the staff that constantly, and I mean always asked if you were having a great time and to give them good reviews when an email was sent to follow up. Upon return to Miami, the debarking of the ship was flawless and took no time at all. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We chose this cruise for many reasons; spending time with friends who've moved away, the convenience of round trip out of San Francisco, love of the beauty of the Inside Passage of Alaska. The weather was absolutely amazing!!!! Never ... Read More
We chose this cruise for many reasons; spending time with friends who've moved away, the convenience of round trip out of San Francisco, love of the beauty of the Inside Passage of Alaska. The weather was absolutely amazing!!!! Never have we been to Alaska when it hasn't rained as least some of the time. This time we had beauty sunny skies in each port. The day we were in Tracy Arm we were able to get closer to the glacier then ever before and the sun was shiny spectacularly on the glacier as we approached. The production shows were very good and I particularly enjoyed the "Born to Dance" show which featured the dancers. I thought the singers were unusually excellent and I really was aware of the beautiful blend of their voices. Our cabin steward, Florante Bagaio, excelled in his serve and attentiveness. He is quiet and unassuming but was graciously available whenever we had need of him. Because we were in a suite we were able to have breakfast every morning in the Crown Grill. Leo and his staff of Juieta, Zoran, Francis and Antonio are exceptional. We had three shore excursions and they were well done. We've taken this cruise before and so we made a point of going on different excursions and the dog mushers was my favorite this time. There is so much to see and do on this cruise that we'll definitely take it again. The only difference will be that we'll go to Glacier Bay. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
I decided to book the Greek Mystique cruise as my wife has had surgery recently and really needed to recuperate and recover. After check in at Gatwick we didn't see our luggage again until delivered to our cabin I can not tell you how ... Read More
I decided to book the Greek Mystique cruise as my wife has had surgery recently and really needed to recuperate and recover. After check in at Gatwick we didn't see our luggage again until delivered to our cabin I can not tell you how amazing that was not to have to face the hustle and bustle of the airport baggage carousels! I rater enjoyed the main resturaunt as they operate an open seating dining plan so we were able to dine with new people every evening, which when we usually cruise on Seabourn and Azamara we have a fixed table and dining companions for the duration of the cruise -so Marella has hit on a good idea on the occasions where one may be sitted on a dining table with 'cruise snobs'.Which in the past we have had to endure! We are retired although a young 59 and 61, we tend to book 4 cruises per year one for each season. We have one Seabourn and one Azamrara then 2 cheaper options which this year is Marella and Cruise & Maritime to try the other end of the market. The ship Celebration was old as described on CC.reviews,but it was perfectly clean and comfortable. We prefer to have waiter service at meals as my wife isn't always able to stand and queue for periods of time and apart from the very last morning when there was literally not a seat to be had this worked perfectly for us. Our cabin steward was superb so although tips are included we left him cash in an envelope cabin was cleaned and towels replenished twice daily. My wife purchased two Radley handbags which she said were great value. we are not drinkers so didn't opt for the AI Drinks package(due to my wife's medication). We did take excursions which although costly were not exhorbitant but much more importantly safe for my wife's comfort. We ate in Mistrals which was a delight -highly recommended especially drunken prawns delicious! The Ports of call were delightful especially KOTORin Mo ntenegro and sailing out of Dubrovnik at night ! STUNNING. keeping the best till last- just has to be the entertainment. THE showteam were leaving and a new team and Cruise Director was starting the week after we disembarked. They were amazing and the show Africa was wonderful. We really thought it couldn't get any better until Monday when the Guest Act came on to do his show. His name was Christopher Gee and he was superb, my wife laughed so much it was sheer joy to behold.And his comedy impressions were stunning-the thing we could't work out was how can every voice he did be so accurate and yet he even manages to look like each person he takes on. His Tommy Cooper had everyone in stiches, and his Eric Morecambe had us all fighting off a tear at the much loved comedian but the absolute hIghlight was his one man tribute to Dave Allen it was so perfect even down to him holding a whiskey glass with only half a forefinger, his attention to detail was astounding. He recieved a richly deserved standing ovation! The neXt night was his second show and there simply wasn't a seat to be had and extra chairs from the bars were brought in, but the show was totally different Alan Carr/Michael Macintyre/Ozzy/he also did an hilarious BORIS AND Donald Trump had us ill with laughter very up to date you could hear a pin drop and that was after midnight. He was very personable young man and told us he will be on Marella Dream later in the year so we are booking that one too! We love the shows and we don't watch a lot of comedians to be fair- but I just had to post this review as everyone is quick to complain but not always ready to say a big well done Marella for booking a comedian impressionist that did nor offend one single person no un PC material or smut involved just FUNNY!!! The entire ship was talking about him the next day. in all one has to commend Marella ,especially at their price point as I assure you we have got much less from paying 4 times more!!! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
It was our 1st cruise and we thought it was a great experience the entertainment staff catering bar staff cabin staff highly recommended would do it again .would recommend it to other 1st time cruisers as well only thing we didnt like was ... Read More
It was our 1st cruise and we thought it was a great experience the entertainment staff catering bar staff cabin staff highly recommended would do it again .would recommend it to other 1st time cruisers as well only thing we didnt like was that you was unable to watch england games in the world cup tournament and to have wifi would be rather expensive the captains announcements were very clear and accurate information. My wife unfortunately broke her ankle while we were in rome and the medical staff were great and was Amanda of entertainment who came with us to th hospital while we docked in palermos spain also the very kind taxi drivers who took great care with us .I travelled with my with and mother in law and none of us had been on a cruise before we would do it again one year liked it very much. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We choose this ship, as having sailed on the Explorer of the Seas last year in the Pacific figured this would be a very different cruise. We booked a Grand Suite, which really needs a good freshen up as does the whole ship. We expected ... Read More
We choose this ship, as having sailed on the Explorer of the Seas last year in the Pacific figured this would be a very different cruise. We booked a Grand Suite, which really needs a good freshen up as does the whole ship. We expected Concierge service, which we received in name only. The two Concierge staff were next to hopeless. Making dinner reservations under the wrong name and number of guests. We got so fed up with trying to make bookings thru them to the speciality restaurants we finished up doing them ourselves. We requested to change our dining times, or even go to "our time dining", not a chance, nothing was ever done other than to say go to the restaurant and speak to the MaitreD. No help there even. On our last cruise we must have been spoilt as the Concierge staff couldn't do enough for us. We found the shore excursions to be overpriced, as all ships seem to be, but to charge $75.00 USd dollars for a 7km trip to a beach and back was just ridiculous. We caught a cab for $10.00USd. Most other Ports had up to 3 hours bus travel to get to, the average being around 2 hours. The ship had no information at all on "do it yourself". You either did it with Royal Caribbean or struggle on your own. Other cruise lines we have sailed on always had information on on where and how to get to places. The food was always great but at times a little to repeated. We can throughly recommend any of the Specialty restaurants, but forget the coffee and save your money, even with the cappuccino machine it was terrible. Maybe because they only use UHT milk. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Suggested by our travel companions. Great Choice! The ship was only a few years old. Spotless! no scuffs or any damage anywhere. Pretty remarkable, when you consider how many people walk the halls and use the stairs, elevators ... Read More
Suggested by our travel companions. Great Choice! The ship was only a few years old. Spotless! no scuffs or any damage anywhere. Pretty remarkable, when you consider how many people walk the halls and use the stairs, elevators ect. Food was plentiful and of very nice quality. Entertainment was excellent and very tasteful. Onboard staff could not have been better. Embarkation and Disembarkation were both handled well. Disembarkation was a worry, taking into consideration how many people were on the ship. Princess had it totally dialed in, we were off without difficulty and no crowding. The on shore excursions we a great! value. We opted for the all inclusive drink package, a must if you want more than water or tea. Almost every afternoon the ship provide a trio of string musicians two violins and one Cello. This made for very classy moment every afternoon in the main lobby area. Will cruise with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We always wanted to do a river cruise and this appealed to us. We chose the river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything was great, food, tours, rooms, etc We were not disappointed in a thing except for the fact we had to ... Read More
We always wanted to do a river cruise and this appealed to us. We chose the river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything was great, food, tours, rooms, etc We were not disappointed in a thing except for the fact we had to spend night one in a hotel. The river was blocked by a cargo ship but this beyond control of the Emerald Sky. The staff is outstanding and did everything in their power to make the journey enjoyable. Nina, our cruise director was so sweet and very organized to name a few of her assets. There are 68 locks between Budapest and Amsterdam. Something for Prairie Canadians to see! You always see the beauty of the shores as you sail. Many vineyards etc All inclusive, except for alcohol but there was plenty of wine or beer with your meals. Lots of selection at the meals food wise. We took 6.00 adaptors for the plug ins. Would we go again?? In a heartbeat. May have to win the lottery to be able to afford another Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Chose it after not enjoying hard sell on last celebrity cruise. Rude oppo initially when trying to sort car out...but luggage in cabin once on board.... Ship,difficult,to,find way around as no logical flow Cabin adequate but miss ... Read More
Chose it after not enjoying hard sell on last celebrity cruise. Rude oppo initially when trying to sort car out...but luggage in cabin once on board.... Ship,difficult,to,find way around as no logical flow Cabin adequate but miss having a balcony.... Freedom dining good in Saffron or Cinnamon and other options good for cover charge - Sindhi -Indian/Thai and The Glass house for seafood.... Entertainment patchy but some excellent - e.g Mark Walker but other options rather lack lustre. Service good generally - excellent cabin steward and spa staff good, as are,bar and restaurant staff... Excursions also patchy but Gaudi tour excellent Staff paid commission only on drinks and disclosure of bullying by member of spa staff, juxtaposed,with huge,price,hikes for 2019, Dumbing down in terms of customers including hogging of sun beds and poor supervision of children -,signage not observed in terms of not jumping in pool,and poor behaviour in dining rooms DOUBT IF WOULD GO AGAIN Read Less

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