6 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip) Sail Date: February 23, 2011 Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Family (young children) Reviewed: 6 years ago
Room are adequate- normal cruise size, normal condition. Room steward is EXCELLENT! Go Victor! Everyone is friendly without being intrusive. The overly expensive coffee bar is well run. The Barrista is well versed and remembers EVERY customer as well as the kids!
Most children were well behaved. Most parents controlled their children. Pool was small, but not overly crowded.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
I cant give a better rating. Meals are un-imaginative. There is noting wrong with the food, it just does not stand out.
Its better than fast food, better than a turnpike restaurant, but a chain restaurant stake house is better....
Wait staff are EXCELLENT! Dining entertainment is the same day after day. Cheesy....
1 out of 5
Very little to do if you arent into drinking and gambling.
5 out of 5
Our 3 and 5 year old had to be dragged out of there. Children incapable of social skills and spoiled to be given their own way hated the place, and it was obvious with 10 minutes of observation the first few nights to see which children fit this profile.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
NO complaints. Only a whiner could find fault with the people. There are somethings people cant change.
1 out of 5
This isnt to sy the ship is bad, just that it is, in reality, very small. There is not much to do. We were looking for a 6-8 day cruise, this ship should be used for 2-3 day cruises.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
We had a room aft. Even in choppy seas it was adequate. Cabins are cleaned 3 times a day. They are kept clean and fresh.
SLIGHT oder from bathroom at times.
All activities are far from port. Transportation is $10 round trip.
Shops and 2 markets. No knock offs here. Mostly costume jewelry and beach wear. Over priced.
Tylenol 3 at the pharmacy it $9 otc for 100 p.
Straw market should only be entered by those who like to negotiate price. Designer knock off purses are $20-$50.
Streets by the dock are safe-even the side streets. Atlantis is beautiful. There is a lot to do here. Cuban cigars can be found all over. Very high quaility cigars and most could be found for cost of $6 to $12 each. You may take them onboard, but must smoke them onboard or in the Bahamas. Tylenol 3 is OTC. Cost here is about $15 for 100 p.
Don't Miss: Straw market.
Wait til you get here if you are bargain shopping beach wear. Go to the toy store, just to see the decore. The building is historic. Scooter rental is reasonable priced. Bikes available too, not much cheaper. Everything is close enough you really dont need transportation though, unless you want to go to both the light house and the butterfly conservatory. Walk to the lighthouse then take a taxi.... Butterfly museum not to be missed.
Don't Miss: toy store
Pros: Well Organized. Friendly staff, nice fellow travelers.
Cons: Not enough to do onboard. Dinner is rather cheesy.
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