We chose this cruise for the 5 night itinerary, not the ship. The check in process was lengthy and frustrating. The ship was understaffed; had to wait in lines at bars, guest services, shore excursions daily. The bed was very comfortable and the shower pressure was great.
The WHOLE cruise was the best part of the cruise, from my cabin to going ashore. Could not have asked for better weather, better food, better service !!! The ports were great - learned a lot on St John's and Halifax !!!
We really enjoyed this cruise. The embarkment process needs work. 2.5 hours is too long. The late night snack options at the cafe could be better. A supreme pizza should be added to the pepperoni and cheese pizza options.
The cruise was really great the staff were superb. The only problem we had was the waiting to get on ship and getting off for tender boat. Loved Bar Harbor Maine. Was very beautiful. Looked like something you would see on TV. Nova Scotia was also very beautiful and colorful.Peggy's cove was lovely. I must say the ocean was gorgeous.
The Itinerary is always the most important part when we choose a particular cruise. This one was excellent. The Ports of call were all places we were interested in visiting and all measured up to our expectations. Norway, Iceland and Halifax, Nova Scotia were all very beautiful with great weather.
get the Thermal Suite package on the first day! it averages out to about $14/day per person which is absolutely worth it. Also, we really enjoyed the Evening Stretch class provided in the gym which was free & as challenging or as relaxing as you choose to participate.
Remember it's YOUR vacation, just because the ship is at port doesn't me you HAVE TO get off the boat. Do what works for you, if your 'my time' dining doesn't work, then change it. If service is bad, SAY SOMETHING to a manager. And if someone is great, recognise them. :)
When picking your stateroom, make sure there are no public areas above it . Deck 10 is where most of the suites are but unfortunately Deck 11 is where the pool, Windjammer, Park Cafe, the Solarium and the Spa are located. If you are a light sleeper, you'll be able to hear all the movements at night
*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.