Holiday (RETIRED) 39 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Great crew - Ship is out-dated a bit.

Sail Date: February 21, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

While an older ship, the ship was still in fairly good condition. It is NOT anywhere near the size of most modern day cruise ships however. But if you are looking for a slightly more intimate cruise, this is good. Crew is nice. I heard this ship has been refurbished and you could see evidence of this at times. When we were parked next to other cruise ships, our ship was dwarfed by comparison. Still, we got a great package deal so you get what you pay for.

Pros: Crew - One of best. Dinner and most meals very good.

Cons: Lido deck buffett just okay. Nothing spectacular. Crowds bad at certain times of day. Vitually no where to sit.

Recommends Holiday (RETIRED) 39? Yes!

Ship Quality
Small ship. Not a lot of areas but easy to get around.
Cabin / Stateroom
Average size. Comfortable beds. Clean but showing signs of wear.
Shows were good. Not great but good. Tina the cruise director top-notch and Graham "Crackers" is a hoot (shopping expert).
Food and Dining
Fantastic food and servicde all around except for Lido buffett at times was just fair to good (not fantastic). Still, we didn't go hungry :-) Dinner menu on-par w/ other Cruises we have done.
Service and Staff
Our room steward was very nice and helpful. Always offering us advice on things to go see or do. He loaned us a hair dryer which we had forgot to pack (no so sure it wasn't his own personal use one!) G
Cozumel, Mexico
one of the best ports we like going to frequently. We love the people and shopping and food of Cozumel. Great island. Always a LOT to do or if you prefer, do nothing but shop or sit on beach.
Don't Miss: The national park is a must. Go to Poncho's also for food.

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