Holiday (RETIRED) 39 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A Wonderment Cruise

Sail Date: July 14, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Considering basic cost of cruise, OK, But nickle and dimed on ship.

Pros: Cost

Cons: Excursions, Activities, Food Service, Nickle and Diming

Recommends Holiday (RETIRED) 39? Yes!

Ship Quality
Have sailed on several other lines which were better.
Food and Dining
Dining room staff excellent, but midnight buffet was only one night and that was the night of the captains dinner and before the first shore excursion.i.e. poor timing.
Service and Staff
Dining room staff excellent, PPI shopping advisor excellent. Pursar and other facility staff OK, Cruise Director needs considerable improvement.
Only one or two decent floor shows. Everything but the bars and casino shut down at 8pm.
Children's Programs
Had directed activities for the younger children. But nothing for older teenagers, Everything shut down at 8pm.
Cabin / Stateroom
Had considerable more room than previous ships we have been on.
Cozumel, Mexico
Shore excursions were poorly organized and managed. Costs of excursions did not include all incidentals. Essentially you paid your money and were on your own.
Calica, Mexico
Nothing to do where ship docked, had to take a taxi to town or shore excursion. Again shore excursions were poorly managed.

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