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Cruiser1959
Sep 15, 2013

Book shore excursions online before travelling - you will have the best pick of options and get the trips you really want - the lines are long onboard ship and excursions sell out

Joanneen
May 07, 2014

If you want to sit in the sun, be away from the crowds - go to deck 12 on the back of the ship - there are very few people that venture up there.

kfly
Feb 07, 2018

Remember Antarctica has no ports therefore when you cruise to Antarctica you are on the ship not walking around.

huk456
Feb 07, 2018

Make sure ship is in good mechanical conditions & no plan to cancell your execersions,

rleegreenwood
Sep 21, 2017

Voice your concerns and issues. Most of the staff especially the higher level staff want to know where they fall short and work to resolve issues. I complained to Luigi the cruise director and he immediately took steps to resolve our frustration.

MikeRetzlaff
Sep 06, 2017

Enjoy every amenity the ship has to offer. Try different foods.

pkress07
Jun 11, 2015

I suggest using independent excursion at each port. They will return you to the ship on time.

erikaschoch371
May 01, 2015

For example: If you want to sit in the sun, be away from the crowds - go to deck 12 on the back of the ship - there are very few people that venture up there.

enthusedcruiser
Dec 07, 2014

You can book all your excursions off the ship and save tons of money. Bring your own water bottles and fill them up with ice and water. The ports on this cruise are extremely hot.

Elderlycruiser
Nov 02, 2014

This is a small ship - well suited for the older population

5donothaveone
Oct 21, 2014

We booked a couple of tours that were occurring in the first days of the cruise from home, and booked the remainder on board. Thanks to the long hours that the Excursion Desk was open, it was absolutely no problem getting tours booked on board.

OneLoaf
Jan 03, 2014

Our friends liked the dining room for dinner but one can have an excellent evening meal at the Oceanview Cafe also.

Viking
Aug 08, 2013

Fourth level Muster Station promenade was very nice to walk on. Beautiful view of the ocean. JC the cruise director came off a bit snobby for my liking, but he was a good host.

mo89564
May 01, 2013

The pizza from room service is so much better than the buffet pizza.

kurt50
Apr 28, 2013

Wine packagesare not really worth it as there is not a large selection. Tell your Somlier your price range and variety you want and she will givekeep you happy.

katso49
Apr 19, 2013

Prepay your gratuities to get Select Dining. It makes for a much better dining experience.

SteveSail
Jun 09, 2012

Study the deck plans online or in the brochure very carefully before selecting a stateroom. Be sure your room is not directly below or directly above a public room or public area. For example, you would not want to be directly under the pool area as you would hear deck chairs being moved around.

eandeibanez
Jul 19, 2018

If you can, try to get a room with a balcony. We truly enjoyed our time spent on the balcony.

beckeym
Jul 08, 2018

Bring a highlighter and camera. Balcony is the way to go

mannypic
Jul 05, 2018

If you're going to Alaska, choose a balcony room or a room with a view.