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It takes a special type of person to be shipbound for over 5 days in a row. But my travel partner and I really wanted to see Norway, Iceland, and some other ports-of-call, so we just it. Paid a bundle to get a nice outside cabin with a ... Read More
It takes a special type of person to be shipbound for over 5 days in a row. But my travel partner and I really wanted to see Norway, Iceland, and some other ports-of-call, so we just it. Paid a bundle to get a nice outside cabin with a large window, but it was on the port side of the ship - not the docking side. We did have a nice view, and a great cabin steward. However, I was expecting some 'extras' because we booked as a group thru an unnamed travel agent in Sarasota. Usually I have received some shipboard credit, or a bowl of fruit in the cabin, or a few complimentary minutes online. We got none of these. The entertainment was great, and lucky all the passengers didn't go because the theatre would only hold 1/3 of the guests. That was okay for the musical productions, because they repeated hem twice, however, some speeches/presentations were only given once. With 1500 passengers, the Centrum couldn't hold 1/20th of them, as there were only about 50 big comforatble seats plus ledges and planters to sit on. There was no library as such, but a small area with bookcases, where they distributed 'trivia' and 'sukoku' sheets daily. This was the main form of self entertainment. Contests were held in the Schooner Bar, and this place, also, had less than 50 seats. We had open seating on Deck 5, which was okay, but we were seated each meal at a table for 10. It was difficult to visit with those across the table. The food was good, and the waiters were very good, and patient. However, there were NO restrooms on Deck 4 and 5. It was a bit inconvenient. They had the usual art auctions, shops, etc., but no drugstore. I ran low on toothpaste and there was no place to buy sundries like that. They had a good assortment of tee shirts, jewelry, shoes, etc. It was a newly renovated ship, we were told, but it surely lacked several thing, some of which I described above. I enjoyed the trip in spite of the shortcomings, but will probably stick to my usual cruise lines from now on. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014

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