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Hometown: Gladstone, Oregon
Joined: 09/18/2014
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Imported into NYC from Oregon in 2010.



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MSC Divina

June 2016 - MSC Divina to Caribbean - Eastern

Babies with diapers in the pools- EWWWW!!!

Children in the pools and hot tubs is bad enough, but when they are babies in diapers and when pool personnel are informed they say it is okay, that is way to much. I have been on several other cruise lines and never seen this in the full sized pools, kiddie wading areas yes. Babies should not ever be in a hot tub - EVER! If the parents are ignorant of this fact, pool personnel should inform them.


Buffet - Food is not rotated and goes bad and tables not thoroughly cleaned


No urinals in Mens Restrooms - Seats not lifted and was a mess consistently


Room Steward - Rarely available, did not clean well (drew a heart in steam of bathroom mirror and it was there days later), had to call for towels on 2 occasions.


No trashcans, except staterooms and restrooms. Trash was seen all over the ship just tossed down wherever.


Issues with purchased photo package - 10 (8X10) photos included, but they print all your best pictures huge and expect you to pay $30 each for them. After contacting a manager with were given an exception, but only would print in color, not B/W or Sepia. 


Gelato bar - Had 14 flavors listed, same 8 every day, and every day I asked if they would have a different flavor and was told "Tomorrow", tomorrow never came. 


Reasons for 2nd Star:


Ship was pretty, atrium staircase phenomenal and pictures do not do it justice.


Main Dining Rooms (Eat ALL your meals here) - They are open for Breakfast and Lunch - Food excellent - very small portions (order more than 1 entree if you are hungry). had to keep on servers to bring ordered items at times (i.e. milk, toast, side orders)


Desserts - Heavenly! 


Ship staff were friendly and approachable, not always easy to talk in English with.  


I would never intentionally book another cruise with MSC, unless I am assured sanitation issues have been addressed. 

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Carnival Splendor

June 2015 - Carnival Splendor to Canada, New England, New York

Norwegian Breakaway

January 2015 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Southern

Celebrity Summit

June 2014 - Celebrity Summit to Bermuda

"Bermuda Great - Celebrity Customer service seriously lacking!"

Norwegian Gem

September 2013 - Norwegian Gem to Canada, New England, New York

"Autumn in NE - Beautificent!"

Norwegian Gem

December 2011 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Bahamas

"Christmas and New Years = Awesome!"

EnigmaPDX's Tips

MSC Divina MSC Divina - If you want to swim in the pools, go when they first open. less change of contamination and will not be crowded.
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Summit - Do not pay extra for "Luxury" if you can get there another way. Nothing was luxurious about Celebrity.

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