Transatlantic voyage, April 2012
GENERAL IMPRESSIONS OF THE SHIP:
Great value with a wonderful deal. Nice ship, mostly well cared for, but found areas of rust of couch in suite was worn. Wonderful staff. Freestyle was not as bad as I thought it might be. Horrible cruise director, who I wrote up. She spoke bad about me and my group within earshot of me. She would walk by the pool and not smile or say hello to a single person.
WOULD YOU CRUISE THIS SHIP AGAIN:
TELL US ABOUT YOUR STATEROOM:
Very small. Disliked this room. It was sideways, so when opening the door, the bed was immediately to the left. If cabin mate was sleeping, anyone in the hall had a good view of her. Decor was fine and it was a comfortable room. We were on 11th deck mid ship. Could slightly hear chairs moving on deck above us early mornings, but it wasn't too bad. Heard we might hear water from the pool, but we never did.
HOW WERE THE PUBLIC SPACES:
Was not impressed with the public areas. Not enough fun places to hang out. Pub was small, out of the way, echo-y and unattractive. They did accommodate our request to move LGBT happy hours to 5pm, but the bar was loud from the live music and hard to hear conversation. They also often held events in the bar, like trivia games and Wii tournaments. Found rust along windows on port side Lido buffet. 2 pianos in the public areas, never played during the cruise; only once during disembarkation. Odd theater placement where one enters from behind the stage
TELL US ABOUT THE SERVICES:
Few to no happy hour specials. Certain drink specials were only available 1-2 days during our 2 week cruise. Food was hit and miss. Some nights dinner was delightful. Others, it was much less than impressive. The buffet was the best I've encountered at sea. Spa was nice, but only 2 recumbent bikes. not much privacy in the dressing room with 2 doors that open where people in the hall can see the changing area. Entertainment was good for the most part. The ship's cast was phenomenal but other acts were mostly mediocre to bad. Both comedians told old jokes from 30 years ago! Hypnotist was entertaining, magician was so bad we walked out.
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