Several years ago I took a cruise on a Hurtigrutin ship. Every announcement was in several languages. By the time, the announcement was made in English, the other passengers went back to talking, laughing, etc. Most of the time I wasn't able to hear what was said. I ended up going to the front desk for information. Often they didn't know either. It was not a big problem just an annoyance not knowing if it was something important being said. The cruise was wonderful, though otherwise. We also had this on MSC but it was not a problem for us. My husband speaks and understands Italian.
Anyone one else experience this problem with announcements in foreign languages? ? Do you avoid ships where English is not the primary language spoken or is this immaterial to you?