Review by kdargen
In response to review, sarakat says ...
There was nothing to do in the evenings on this cruise, so much more could have easily been offered: late night drink specials, casino, small dance floor/DJ, evening lectures about Alaska and our headed destinations (which really were not exciting in the least bit with the exception of the glacier), evening dessert buffet (who wants dessert immediately after a 5-course meal, unless your 70), evening yoga/mediation/relaxation class, wine-tasting (they had this but it was at 6pm). The lack of activities for anyone under the age of 60 was very disappointing.
I will say on a positive note, the food for the most part (when eating between their designated hours) was very good with the exception of one night we ate in one of the more upscale dining rooms and several very dry desserts/burnt cookies during the daily tea hour. Service was good however we had a few waiters who we did not know how to take, were they offended by us or being sarcastic? There was no self-serve anything but coffee and pastry which was annoying. I would have liked to feel capable of portion control and not wasting. I understand they do this for sanitary reasons but it was difficult to communicate with the staff about protioins. Of the 400 crew only 6 were from the US and most did not speak much English.
I did see maintance work being done, wallpaper was replaced in the hallway outside my cabin during the middle of the day. (Perhaps this could have been done later in the night?)
If you are interesed in experiencing a very nice nursing-care facility for a week, set sail on the Rigatta!