Holiday (RETIRED) 39 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Do not recommend cruise on the Holiday

Sail Date: September 06, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship is very outdated and in desperate need of refurbishment, the pools are too small to accommodate passengers and 1 of only 2 hottubs was out of service. This is the only cruise that I did not use any of the facilities(pool, gym, hottub) due to overcrowding and just not very clean. The rooms however were comfortable and our waiter, Martin, made evening dinners a very memorable occassion(more so than the food).

Pros: waiter made dining a memorable occassion

Cons: Ship was very outdated-smelled of stale smoke in most areas - limited activities

Recommends Holiday (RETIRED) 39? No.

Food and Dining
The quality and variety of food was average, not what you hope for on a cruise but adequate. Our waiter however made the experience very enjoyable.
Cabin / Stateroom
In spite of age and condition of ship and public areas, our stateroom was very roomy and beds were very comfortable ..steward kept neat and clean.
Service and Staff
Everyone on staff was friendly.
Ship Quality
Ship was too small and deck area/pools were overcrowded. Public areas were very outdated and most smelled of stale smoke. Ship was not very clean.
Very limited activities and nightly shows were definitely not Broadway entertainment. Very disappointed in the lounges and casino(smoker's haven)
Cozumel, Mexico
Chakanaab Park was convenient(all amenities as well as snorkling, diving and beach area) and was very pretty.
Don't Miss: Carlos and Charlies

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