October 2016 - Westerdam to South Pacific - Australia
All of the crew, housekeeping, dinning staff, guest services, etc. were very very hospitable and accommodating. The ship's rooms, dinning area, etc. were all very clean; as they were constantly cleaning. The laundry staff and services were so efficient and professional. The cuisine in the dinning room, hot dog/hamburger/ taco diner were all very tasty. The food in the buffet dinning room was horrible on the fist day. It was better the next day....however, the "hot" menu lacked verity i.e. basically the same every single day through out the trip.
Those are all the pros. ...now for the cons.
This ship should never have been rated four stars!!! The ship is extremely dated. The sounds that were iminating from our
room (especially at night when the seas were rough) would make you think that the ship was being torn apart. The water coming from the bathroom sink and shower would change temperatures at random. The sofa and mat for the bath tub are old and creepy.
The bed mattresses were horrible on for your back. And there should be NO SMOKING
in the Casino.....smokers should go outside in a designated area for that. I also notice children in the Queens Lounge while the band was playing and drinks were being severed. That is a lounge, technically a bar.....NO PLACE FOR CHILDREN.
The movies and channels on the tv were very limited. There should have been several stations with different type shows and/or series runing on them 24/7....not just FOX and MSNBC.