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Holiday Cruise Review to Mexico

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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2009
Ship: Holiday
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Although the ship is 20+ years old, it has been very well maintained, The staff was not the best I have had on a cruise, but they did try. The seemed to be short staffed in the dining area, as we waited long amounts of time each night at dinner. The late night buffet was the worst I have seen on any cruise, more like the food served at summer camp(Hot dogs, Burgers, Fries). There were plenty of activities to keep one busy. We had an outside stateroom with a window, and the bathroom and our overall room, were larger any the Royal Caribean ship we were on last year, but not as large as the Disney ships rooms. Overall a nice cruise for first timers and if you just need a few days to getaway.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Long waits in the main dining room at dinner, only two buffet lines meant long waits in the optional dining area. It was hard to keep the food warm.


3 out of 5
Shows were good but not great, Small stage

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Despite the long waits in the dinig room our table staff was very friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This is a very small ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room was clean, the bed was comfy.

Pros: Stateroom size

Cons: Buffet, lack of dress enforcement

Recommends Holiday? No.

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