We had been on two other Pullmantur ships and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. This time we had a family trip, including two small children. We chose Pullmantur for this reason. On other cruise lines there are often few children and many very old passengers, who are uncomfortable with much, and with any children or young people especially.
Being a Spanish line there are extended Spanish families and these cruises have the most varied age groups we have come across in 30+ cruises.On this trip I estimate over half were under 45 years old. The staff speak English and there are no on board costs, unless you need high end drinks and ship's excursions.Tips and drinks are included and are readily available. This includes the quality coffees. We had a new cruiser in our party and she left with no bill. I warned her this is not usual.
So, what is it like? Yes, the ship is not new or glamorous but it is clean and cared for. Our outside cabins were bigger than most and the wide corridors are also a pleasure on older ships. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. An infant and a toddler at dinner was no problem. Our new cruiser is coeliac and vegetarian. She enjoyed her special dinner menu and there were clearly labelled gluten free choices, including a breakfast station, in the buffet. Deck area was adequate with enough sunbeds and pool stuff. There was not quite enough drink service here.
Outside. Picture window. One of four we had. The family had two connecting 6104 6106 and we used 6114 as a single. The cabins were big: at least 25% more than many others we have had. Our shower cubicle was a bit tired and needs refreshing. Our daughter's shared cabins were already done. Luck there I suppose, though she did comment that the carpets were worn. The price of the cruise allowed them to have a separate kids cabin and their space helped to keep things relaxed. The cabin steward earned the tip they decided to give her! There was no evening steward service. Good options for location at the centre of the ship.