September 2018 - 7 Night Pacific Wine Country (Vancouver To Los Angeles) Cruise on Coral Princess
February 2016 - 14 Night Cape Horn & Strait Of Magellan (Buenos Aires To Santiago) Cruise on Star Princess
Food good, showroom shows 50-50 (liked the singing and dancing shows, not crazy about juggler and comedians).
Penguin tour at Punto Arenas was very tedious. 2 hours each way on a crowded boat with a bag lunch and no real concessions. Seating as much as 10 abreast with very little room to walk around. More suitable for a 20-minute commute than a 2-hour excursion. Landing at the island had precarious footing with a board trying to connect with the ramp unsuccessfully, making us walk through slippery sea weed for several feet. Amazing that we didn't fall.
December 2015 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel
Some parts mediocre
The itinerary was great, but the ship service was sometimes lacking.
Cabin service: Despite a silly "Hello Mr Dye, what can I do for you" every time he saw me, the cabin attendant took his sweet time fulfilling requests for turndown service when my wife and I were sick and wanted to go to bed . Considering we were paying $40 a day for cabin service (3 people), we expected better.
Bussing tables: Tables were left messy long after people had departed. I wanted to sit at a table astern on the rail to watch the sunset. All the tables were messy. I asked a steward if I could use one and he said to wait until he cleaned it up. He never came back to clean it up even though I saw him behind the bar chatting with ship personnel.
Main auditorium shows in evening: Only 30-40 minutes long, too short for good ones and too long for mediocre ones. About a 50% ratio on quality.
Dining in Portofino was excellent with great service and menus.
Very little to do. Local transportation to penquins cut off at 12:30, three hours before last tender.
Let people know they have to fight through tour sellers for 300 yards.
No information readily available on getting downtown on your own.
Could have better directions on parking and luggage handling. Porters hustled tips and didn't tell you how to do it yourself.