Do not recommend cruise on the Holiday

Holiday Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 06, 2007
Ship: Holiday
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The ship is very outdated and in desperate need of refurbishment, the pools are too small to accommodate passengers and 1 of only 2 hottubs was out of service.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).

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


1 out of 5
Very limited activities and nightly shows were definitely not Broadway entertainment. Very disappointed in the lounges and casino(smoker's haven)

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everyone on staff was friendly.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
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 Public areas were very outdated and most smelled of stale smoke.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.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Chakanaab Park was convenient(all amenities as well as snorkling, diving and beach area) and was very pretty.
Don't Miss: Carlos and Charlies

Pros: waiter made dining a memorable occassion

Cons: Ship was very outdated-smelled of stale smoke in most areas - limited activities

Recommends Holiday? No.

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