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Vasco da Gama Review

4.0 / 5.0
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54 reviews

New Year's Nightmare

Review for Vasco da Gama to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019

Booked cruise as it was priced at two for one. Thought it would be something different for New Year's. This was my 9th cruise and have cruised with several different cruise lines. We left from Adelaide and sailed to nowhere which suited us. We were on board as a group of 19. The ship was overcrowded 1250 passangers, food and bar services could not handle volume in public areas. In saying this they also did not open all available bar areas or fill all tables, they seemed under staffed or staff didn't have training or didn't care. The worst mistake they made was on embarkation only having ONE bar open!!! With 2 bar staff and 3 waitresses for over 1200 passangers. Simple things like asking drink waiter for a drink (as they passed picking up glasses) to be told "yes, in 10 mins"! Can they not multi task, take drink order as they pickup glasses on the way back to bar!

Food in Waterfront restaurant was good, especially on new year's eve free wine with dinner always a bonus for Aussies. We decided to eat there for all our meals.

Entertainment was good, not all performers were great, but they did give it a red hot try.

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