jamesromanella

jamesromanella
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Hometown: New York, NY
Joined: 07/27/2015
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About jamesromanella

I am most passionate about traveling and have been fortunate to visit nearly 100 countries and countless cities around the globe.


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Cruise Lines: Holland America Line

Destinations: Europe


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jamesromanella's Past Cruises

Queen Mary 2

May 2017 - Queen Mary 2 to Transatlantic

Great Way To Visit England (And, rest and relax on the way!)

The entire cruise was very restful and relaxing! 99.9% of the staff were friendly and helpful...the casino was enjoyable and 99.9% of the guest lectures were most enjoyable. Taking the Queen Mary 2 from NY to Southampton is ideal for those wishing for a relaxing way to reach England. 

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Koningsdam

April 2017 - Koningsdam to Transatlantic

Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe!

We loved our cruise and this new ship is just wonderful -- we loved the clean smooth fresh lines and how neat and clean everything is from top to bottom. The "Behind the Scenes" tour that was an additional USD150 was a nice way to see what happens behind the scenes but we were a bit sad that the captain was too busy to see the entire group for it's two-day tour. Nonetheless, the seas were not too rough and the entire staff was just over the top wonderful. A trip we will certainly make again in the near future! 

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Eurodam

July 2016 - Eurodam to Europe - Mediterranean

A Most Memorable Experience Made All The Better Because of a Fantastic Crew! T

Everything about this cruise was wonderful! The service of the outstanding crew is a testament to the very professional service of the captain, hotel director and guest services manager who went "above and beyond" the call of duty to ensure that we had a great trip! I must admit that the air-conditioning in our suite and actually on the entire ship could have been better -- sometimes it was extremely hot and other times it was extremely cold. The 300+ children on the last 12 days was certainly adverse -- why on earth would parents allow their children to run up and down hallways at midnight is beyond me! We were certainly dis-appointed that we were unable to stop in Istanbul but totally understandable given the current unstable political turmoil that Turkey is facing on a daily basis. Nonetheless, this was a wonderful cruise and one that should be added to your travels! Please take care in booking during summer school holidays (mid-July to late August) unless you want to constantly be surrounded by un-ruly children. 

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Zuiderdam

July 2015 - Zuiderdam to Europe - Mediterranean

Nice Ports; Fair Price; Horrible Entertainment, Dining and Casino Staff

The ports of call were great! Cost of the cruise was fair, however, the entertainment was lacking -- seems like the "actors" were more interested in their performance then singing the actual songs; Casino staff very un-attentative. Host on the third deck dining room (a heavy-set gentlemen) was quite rude night-after-night. Stateroom and front desk staff were just wonderful and every request (small or large) was met with a friendly sincere smile. Art auctions were a joke. Bingo from Kevin was more about humiliation then allowing guests the "pleasure" of winning. Who in their right mind encourages guests to "boo" other guests? Kevin does! 

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received a helpful vote on their Eurodam cruise review - A Most Memorable Experience Made All The Better Because of a Fantastic Crew! T

received a helpful vote on their Koningsdam cruise review - Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe!

received a helpful vote on their Koningsdam cruise review - Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe!

received a helpful vote on their Koningsdam cruise review - Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe!

received a helpful vote on their Queen Mary 2 cruise review - Great Way To Visit England (And, rest and relax on the way!)

received a helpful vote on their Queen Mary 2 cruise review - Great Way To Visit England (And, rest and relax on the way!)

received a helpful vote on their Queen Mary 2 cruise review - Great Way To Visit England (And, rest and relax on the way!)

reviewed their Transatlantic cruise on Queen Mary 2 and gave it 5 stars!

added May 31, 2017 cruise on Queen Mary 2 to their profile.

received a helpful vote on their Koningsdam cruise review - Nice Way to Relax and Get to Europe!