Canary Island Trip
Black Watch Cruise Review to Canaries
Sail Date: October 14, 2017
Ship: Black Watch
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4110
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 months ago
Review SummaryThe average age was 78 on this cruise. In case of an emergency, a large percentage of passengers would not be able to access the lifeboats as they were unable to use the stairs. The lifts were in constant use,
The staff on the ship were lovely. Hard working and friendly. The food was excellent. But since my last cruise, it felt like a hard sell wherever you went. From the spa to the coffee shop. Disappointingly, it was not possible to get a decent cappuccino for breakfast anywhere. The library/cafe sells cappuccino but the staff were unable to make decent ones. They cost £2.50. In this day and age, it would have been easy to install a cappuccino machine for passenger use. This was the most disappointing part of the cruise.
Food and Dining
The food was excellent, especially the soups. The most disappointing food items were the desserts. They looked delicious but all tasted similar.
Many activities used to be more spontaneous, but now everything is organised with people leading the sessions. This takes the fun out of it.
The talks were dull. They could have been so much more interesting.
I was looking forward to the art classes but this time round, there was a £18.50 fee which put me off.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Get a cabin with a window.
Take a shoe holder bag for all your nick naks. Take a night light and an alarm clock as the lack of a windows, combined with several change of time zones was disorientating.
Ports of Call
We were told we could stay in cabins until 8am but the beds were stripped long before that. There was not enough seating for everyone hanging around and what kind of time is 5am to dock? Only for the convenience of the company.