7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Sail Date: December 16, 2007 Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 9 years ago
This ship is wonderfully decorated. Unfortunately the designer used nude women in a dance room which carnival conquest uses for 18 and under dance areas and gatherings!
The family shows (ALL the shows, even magicians) use women in "vegas" style clothing, meaning they wear thongs! Totally inappropriate.
The daily music...jazz, classical, regaee all were in smoking rooms!
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Dancing in Toulouse is almost impossible because the floor is covered in "sticky" stuff so that the dancers (barely dressed) won't fall off the stage. The other dance area was way too crowded for any serious dancer- lots of 20's or so who dance inappropriately at times. Music throughout ship was only for those who smoked.
They did have a wonderful dance teacher for 30 minutes teaching cool latin steps, unfortunately the orchestra did not play latin that night.
3 out of 5
The parents I spoke to said they had good service, but too short. Just as they got into exploring the ship or into a show, it was time to pick the kids up. The days were cold and cloudy so little pool activity, but when it was nice the pool was great for them.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Most wait staff immediately greet you with smiles and "good days."
5 out of 5
This ship is great for a romantic outing, but not for families...The artists pictures contained nudes...way too much smoke throughout the ship and shows all had women in thongs. (men completely covered!)
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
Staff is constantly cleanning throughout the ship. Decor is very romantic, attractive and warming.
Helmet diving seemed like a great idea. I was just amazed at how little is under the ocean. They feed the fish inches from your helmet so it looks like a million of them are there, but they leave quickly and it all looks bleak again. They also have about five living star fish they just stack up and hand out under the water for photos, same with the conch shell and crab. We stayed down there too long -that is if you're the first to go down and the last to go up. I got a headache and the helmet left a bruise on my shoulder. My husband however thought it was the greatest thing!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling is awesome at Cozemel !!!
The horse and water excursion was wonderful and at the same time horrible. The horses areretired "race" horses. Speed is in their blood, but they are used to go exceedingly slow up very steep mountain side and down and sweet profusely before even reaching half way up. I say so many "gashes" not scrapes on their legs and so on. They were also thin. It was very sad when I thought about it. The people working with them were so kind but seemingly blind to the horses needs. The horse you go into the water with are different than the horse you use to climb the mountain. These horse are sooooo thin that the backbone literally sticks up like a ridge!!!! Some of the horses are newer and not so bad yet.
Don't Miss: ATV was near the horse excursion and everyone doing that said it was awesome!
Do NOT miss the STING RAY CITY excursion. It was totally awesome. Very happy rays indeed. You play with them and FEED them. They are so happy with you that you get to pick them up and snorkel with them! Lotsa fun!
Don't Miss: Stingray City and turtle farm was fantastic. Hell town was OKay.
Pros: beautiful paintings
Cons: inappropriate paintings in children's disco room
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