ltapper

ltapper
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Joined: 07/04/2014
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Volendam

July 2014 - Volendam to Alaska - Inside Passage

Alaska and the Voendam

The stops in Alaska were wonderful and the nature and countryside were spectacular.  I do wish they actually let us see the Tracy Arm Fjord up close.  That would have been a highlight instead of just making a servcie call to drop off people.  Skagway and Glacier Bay were teh best stops on the trip.  Skagway's Jewel Gardens was lovely and the time in the teahouse absolutely enchanting.  The Glaciers in Glacier Bay were marvelous. 

 

I would say, however, the Volendam needs some work.  We had a crack in the tub in our room and the curtains and other apurtenances in our room and on the ship needed updating.  The food was good to excellent, although, like many cruises these days, the food seemed to slip in quality as the cruise proceeded.  The best food and experience was, of course, in the specialty restaurant, the Pinnacle Grill.  Lunch and dinner there were wonderful, as was the night at Le Cirque. 

 

The production shows were truly superior and the magician was quite good, although doing tricks that everyone knows.  The comedian was ok, but not amazing. 

 

The cruise director and many of his staff truly seemed more stand-offish than I am used to with other lines.  I was surprised that they had no real idea how to be very friendly with people.  But, that seemed to be part of teh stuffiness on the boat in general.  The exception to this was the casino staff, who mostly went out of their way to be very friendly and accomodating.  High praise to them!

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Jewel of the Seas

June 2014 - Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Outstanding Time Onboard

I enjoy Royal Caribbean more than many other cruise lines becuse of the level of service and detail they give to most everything they do.  Their food in the main dining room is superior to many cheaper cruise lines and their detail in cabins and amenities make it a very comfortable experience for the money.  However, that being said, the headliners in their showroom ,were only so-so on this cruise compared to other Royal Caribbean Cruises I have taken.  But, the production shows were fantastic!

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Volendam Volendam - Best food in the Pinnacle Grill, although early nights in the main dining room were good. Breakfast for sure in the buffet, no where else. Lunch in Pinnacle was fantastic!

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shared a quick tip for Volendam"Best food in the Pinnacle Grill, although early nights in the main dining room were good. Breakfast for sure in the buffet, no where else. Lunch in Pinnacle was fantastic!"

reviewed their Alaska - Inside Passage cruise on Volendam and gave it 5 stars!