Very large ship -should be better
Sail Date: April 01, 2007
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Traveled As: Couple
Room Type: Balcony
More importantly for overall cruising, the layout of the ship is not passenger friendly but confusing. On two of the public decks that one would normally use to traverse the ship, there is a restaurant in the middle! This causes the proverbial trip to stairs/elevator for "up one deck/ down one deck."
The food in the dining room was good, but not the TERRIFIC experience that we enjoyed on Holland America. The service in the dining room was terrific, however. The buffet dining was not so good. Lines were way too long, and wait staff did not keep the table bussed, so when you finally did get some food, it was a difficulty to find a clean table to eat it.
On the other hand, kudos for the entertainment. The cast shows were all terrific!! There was no show on the first and last night, however, and on two nights there were only late shows...not good for early diners.
Pros: Spacious room, very nice staff, terrific cast shows
Cons: Confusing layout of ship, dining only so-so, too many passengers for staff