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Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this Cruise because of the wide variety of islands we were visiting. This Cruise was an older crowd not very Lively so I think bedtime was roughly around 9 p.m. . All the specialty restaurants were very good and the food was ... Read More
We chose this Cruise because of the wide variety of islands we were visiting. This Cruise was an older crowd not very Lively so I think bedtime was roughly around 9 p.m. . All the specialty restaurants were very good and the food was excellent service was great but when it came to the main restaurants the seven seas and the Four Seasons ran the same menu every night. With four or five specials every night and they both ran the same specials on the same night. Entertainment was non-existent we went to two shows and that this was the type of ship that did not have first class entertainment. We chose the unlimited beverage package which was a great advantage for us, we got our money's worth. We did not do any excursions through the ship as we found they were way over priced you can walk off the ship and find a tour right on the pier for half the price. We found that tipping a few extra dollars here and there for the waiters waitresses and bartenders helped out immensely as the few dollars they charge for gratuities doesn't seem to be enough. I prefer to leave my own gratuity as I feel the people that work for it are the ones that deserve it. And on the final note it was a very good Cruise the staff is very attentive the ports were great they just need to make some adjustments with the culinary department and the entertainment Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2018
So we followed this ship from concept to delivery and made sure that we were one of the first to sail her as a fare paying passenger. Flight from UK to Miami with BA was great and we stayed in Miami at the Four Seasons prior to ... Read More
So we followed this ship from concept to delivery and made sure that we were one of the first to sail her as a fare paying passenger. Flight from UK to Miami with BA was great and we stayed in Miami at the Four Seasons prior to travelling to Port Everglades. Embarkation whilst busy was good and we were onboard nice and early. Cabin--the famous infinite verandah we thought was quite poor. We certainly did not feel as if we were in a balcony cabin and the doors seperating the so called balcony from the room were a little flimsy. We could not open our "infinite verandah" window on quite a few ocassions due to an override system. The whole concept we felt was a little wrong and a little cheap looking. Nothing else to report on the cabin but all in all disappointing considering the price we paid. Top deck is a little weird to say the least. Others have mentioned that it appears a little cheap and tacky and that in truth was our impression also. They have a massive large screen in the roof top garden that blares out American sports thats sometimes disperesed by some reggae band who had 3 songs in their repoitoire. Sunset bar at the back is not a patch on the bar on Solsctice Class ships. Food in general is ok--we ate every night in one of the MDR restaurants whilst buffeting lunch and breakfast. We were a little concerned about the temperatures of some of the buffet items being served but were assured that all was ok. EDEN--what a mess--what a silly concept, what a silly concept poorly executed--in our opinion. We went once and never set foot in it again--plain weird--tacky plastic chairs, smoke filled room etc etc etc. All in all for what we paid, the service we received, the stateroom we were allocated etc this was probably the worst ship we have ever been on and we sailed on Anthem of the Seas once!! Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
Just got off the boat today. This is my 20th cruise (RC, HA, Carnival and Princess Past Cruiser) -Hot Food! Learn it, Everything was COLD This is my 11th Mexican 4 Day. Ive never seen such cold food. Quality's gone down a lot ... Read More
Just got off the boat today. This is my 20th cruise (RC, HA, Carnival and Princess Past Cruiser) -Hot Food! Learn it, Everything was COLD This is my 11th Mexican 4 Day. Ive never seen such cold food. Quality's gone down a lot but... the price is cheap... -Music in ALL areas to damn loud In between a comedy show I don't like screaming at the people besides me and my waiter needs a written paper to understand what I am saying its SO LOUD. Took my kid to the Holiday "carol" in the atrium and it was so loud she wanted to leave. There was a show on Tuesday that woke me up in the atrium FROM MY ROOM. (E55) Yikes! Get your sound checked. LOUDER IS NOT BETTER. With that said our room guy was awesome. I couldnt belive they stopped cleaning rooms twice a day I cant belive that Lobster on Fancy Night is gone Trashy people on board: I can NOT Blame Carnival for this. The price is amazing. I literally witnessed a woman try and get money out of the ATM machine....trasshhhyyyy *checked it though she didnt use it*. I loved everything else. MY kids wouldn't shut up, all they wanted was to go to the kids club. The towel animals on deck were awesome. The Dr, Seuss breakfast was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
Just returned from a 4-day Very Merrytime Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream; this was our third cruise on the Dream and second using concierge. However this was our first 4-day cruise on Disney and compared to the 3-day, this cruise ... Read More
Just returned from a 4-day Very Merrytime Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream; this was our third cruise on the Dream and second using concierge. However this was our first 4-day cruise on Disney and compared to the 3-day, this cruise was packed with people. We were also celebrating 2 Birthdays. Although Disney cruises focus on kids, there are plenty of adult activities. The shows are top-notch; loved the Palo brunch; had fun playing the Midship Detective game; and the meet and greets with the various costumed actors was great. We did have a few hic-ups: our stateroom door stopped working on the first day right before the sail away party which we therefore missed (we enjoy this activity quite a bit). The repair took about an hour and was handled expertly; I do understand that things break. The second issue was with Senses: when buying our $170 Rainforest access pass, we were told there were a limited number of passes (80). Well, other than the first night, we weren’t able to use the hot-tubs or heated beds because of availability so apparently passes were not as “limited” as we were led to believe. Senses also provided a hair treatment (blow-out) and applied a “treatment” without discussing the price: what should have cost @ $65 was billed at $156. This up-charge was not approved but never-the-less charged. One positive with Senses was a $50 coupon given to 1 of the birthday ‘girls’ but it had expired the month prior to our sailing date. When the second birthday ‘girl’ asked for the coupon at Guest Services, she was told she had to have her birthday while on-board (her birthday was the day we got off the ship and therefore we were on-board). The other birthday was the day before we boarded so this explanation is wrong/inappropriate. Disney cruises are wonderful. However our experiences with Senses and Disney Guest Services was sub-par; no one’s birthday should be ignored and invalidated. Why did Disney not want to celebrate my daughter turning 25? Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
I have to say that I didn't expect much of my cruise after reading the bad critics from other folks in this tribune and this is why I am writting about my experience. We are an early 50 year couple which experienced Carnival a second ... Read More
I have to say that I didn't expect much of my cruise after reading the bad critics from other folks in this tribune and this is why I am writting about my experience. We are an early 50 year couple which experienced Carnival a second time in our last 18 cruises history and I gotta say, we weren't dissapointed. First, the price of this cruise was so accessible that all together, it was a bargain for all that was offered to us. Yes, the ship needs to be refurbished but is still in shape and clean to continue to operate, has fair size cabins (not too small like the new ships) but are not well insulated as you hear noise from the hallway. Staff on board are great, helpful and very nice . Plenty of activities took place on the ship, dance & games around the pool, movies, comedy and shows were adequate and lively, We attended the main dining room all days of the cruise at dinner and we didn't feel going elsewhere as we liked the variety of dishes and taste but we always had a peak at the buffet and it seemed ok. I must say the line up at the buffet for breakfast and lunch are way too long. The fitness center is great and also include a steam room and sauna at no charge.(don't see that ofter these days).. Embarkation and disembarkation went very well... All together, this is a value cruise that really worth it. I would recommend to anyone. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
We went with brother and his wife who usually cruise Carnival. We have been trying to get them onto RC for several years. Well this was not a ship for first impressions. The staff tried, but with the limited resources, they couldn't make ... Read More
We went with brother and his wife who usually cruise Carnival. We have been trying to get them onto RC for several years. Well this was not a ship for first impressions. The staff tried, but with the limited resources, they couldn't make up for the many deficiencies. The ship is very dated, with a lot of rust and dirt (even the fake plants in the solarium were very dirty & dusty. Looked like they hadnt been cleaned in years. They were working on the main pool deck and rails (sanding) every day. blocking off available chairs, even on sea days. We had a suite, so sufficient room except there are only 2 electrical outlets in the entire suite. Very inadequate for cell phones, tablet, coffee maker, hair dryer (and we bring a string of mini-lights for Christmas cruises. Security kept one bag as I had a multi-outlet plug in it which they kept and said that maintenance would provide one that had been tested by them. Never received. They didnt tell me until I asked the room attendant and she said that all luggage had been delivered and to go to deck one security. No lobster offered in main dining room, even on formal night. It seems every cruise they offer less and less. We are Diamond status and have begun trying other cruise lines, last year we did Princess and enjoyed very much. I just booked one for February on MSC, especially with their status match program. Brother and his wife were very disappointed with their balcony cabin also. Not a good first impression. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
This is our 2nd...and last on MSC! On Seaview in September...if I had not paid in full for this cruise I would have cancelled. Now for the reasons....both ships are beautiful but what let's MSC down is the downright rude staff on the ... Read More
This is our 2nd...and last on MSC! On Seaview in September...if I had not paid in full for this cruise I would have cancelled. Now for the reasons....both ships are beautiful but what let's MSC down is the downright rude staff on the main part of the ship. Only saving grace for me was that both times I have been In Yacht Club. A different world altogether. Every time we have ventured away from YC on both ships it has been a nightmare. The entertainment is abysmal..MSC are claiming today on FB that they had an award on CC for best entertainment. Can't see why that would be. One half hour show at night... repetitive most nights. Entertainment elsewhere on the ship is minimal. I thought that the US sailings would be good but not a great deal of difference to be honest. Cabins are nice but storage is non existent. 1 wardrobe in most YC cabins. Can't say how the rest of the ship is for space but MSC should take a look at other cruise companies. Sorry this has bee n mostly negative but it's hard to find any positives about this ship. One good thing to look forward to...NCL Bliss next Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
I went on this cruise with my husband, two sons 22 and 15 , mother in law and sister in law. we had three rooms. everything was smooth and great. I give everyone from the cruise director leon, the dining staff Phillip to the stewards a ... Read More
I went on this cruise with my husband, two sons 22 and 15 , mother in law and sister in law. we had three rooms. everything was smooth and great. I give everyone from the cruise director leon, the dining staff Phillip to the stewards a wonderful rating they gave all of us a nice time our rooms clean I dropped a crumb under the bad to prove to my husband that they clean every part of the room. The activities was amazing also it seem everyone one on the ship tried to join in. I loved princess cay island also it seem private just for our ship yes I would go again already booking a trip. I would recommend this trip to family and couples. it was my husband and sons first cruise I went on a few with my grandmother when I was younger and my in laws also went on a few they all loved it Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Invited my Sister and Brother-in-Law for their first time Princess cruise and they really enjoyed themselves, my BIL wanted a really short cruise and he got it. Our stateroom attendant was a dream come true who helped us so much with my ... Read More
Invited my Sister and Brother-in-Law for their first time Princess cruise and they really enjoyed themselves, my BIL wanted a really short cruise and he got it. Our stateroom attendant was a dream come true who helped us so much with my Sister and Brother-in-Law. The stateroom was just below Lido deck so I did not have a long walk and elevator ride in the mornings when taking my Wife her first cup of coffee. We were also close to the elevators and the laundry room. Everyone greeted us and there were smiles everywhere. The entertainment was great and the comedian was really funny. Food selection was great and the service was excellent but tables were at times scarce in the Horizon Court. We really likes the fresh made Pizza and the Ice Cream bar. The Captain spoke to us on the intercom system a number of times and he has a funny side which was a delight. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We were offered a very good deal which included Balcony, airfares and $500 spending money at a travel agents mini expo otherwise we wouldn't have chosen to do this cruise. We found it very relaxing but wouldn't want to be on there during ... Read More
We were offered a very good deal which included Balcony, airfares and $500 spending money at a travel agents mini expo otherwise we wouldn't have chosen to do this cruise. We found it very relaxing but wouldn't want to be on there during school holidays. Eat in the Dining room for breakfast and dinner, staff were fantastic and very talented - the nightly show in the dining room was sometimes better than the theatre production. Loved the Serenity Bar and over 18 area although the pool was way too small. Ports of call, Noumea - was a Sunday so only the markets open, Mare, lovely looking island, next time would do the bus trip to the beach and Isles of Pines was just gorgeous. Could have laid on that beach all day. Embarkation and Disembarkation was very smooth. We liked all the nooks and crannies to sit and read/drink. Bingo was a huge rip off - never paid out more than $700 in the five games, no jackpots and we figured some days they were taking in over $5000 and the staff while fun were too busy having their private jokes. Rust in the Balcony door made it hard to open. Room was nice, spacious. Only went to one seminar (Eat more lose weight) and a stretching class. Stretching class was good but the seminar was misnamed - should have been how to detox to lose weight. Perhaps I am a cynic. Overall came home relaxed and a bit more tanned. Read Less

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