February 2017 - Oosterdam to Caribbean - Western
Traveled with friends who had never taken a cruise before and I was responsible for getting them on Holland. I booked them a veranda and I selected an inside as I was originally going to travel alone. A friend decided at the last minute to go with.
From day one, the veranda cabin didn't have hot water at the sink or shower. We contacted maintenance and they fixed it for one day. It reverted to tepid at best in both the sink and shower. Our inside cabin suffered the same fate as we had no hot water at the sink and it was tepid to warm at best even after "repairs".
The biggest disapointment was the "Vista Dining Room". On three seperate occasions one of our group ordered his steak "rare". When our meals were brought to the table his steak was "well done". Of course they replaced it but by the time he got it a second time the rest of us had finished our meal.
The entertainment was also disappointing. The piano players in the "Billboard" did not project over the piano's even with microphones. The "Lincoln Center" performances were a joke. Performed in the main open passageway outside the "Vista Dinning Room" were constantly being interrupted by noise and people passing by on their way to the dining room.
The only positive part of the trip were the bartenders, Tanjo and Tony in the Crows Nest Bar.