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4 out of 5
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Insignia

20 Night Empires & Dynasties (Singapore To Beijing)

Sail date: March 15, 2018

Ship: Insignia

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7034

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall very good. Disappointed to have missed Shanghai due to weather. Ship's staff were well trained and very accommodating. The Insignia is an older smaller ship and the cabin dimensions were tight. Food quality and presentation were very good.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room and Terrace Buffet were very good as was Polo Grill: Toscana was a bit disappointing

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
good fitness center, fair walking track. Limited by size of ship

Entertainment

4 out of 5
for a small ship and limited production venue, Oceania does a better than expected job with their entertainment. Ship's show band was very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All service people were very good

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship will be going in for refurbishment. It was clean and well maintained but somewhat "worn" when compared to newer larger ships we've travelled on.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Rather small compared to larger ships. Especially small bathroom and shower even in a Concierge A balcony suite.

Ports of call

Singapore

5 out of 5
Interesting city. We self toured and enjoyed a day and a half before sailing

Ko Samui, Thailand

4 out of 5
Did an excursion

Bangkok, Thailand

4 out of 5
Did an excursion and did one day on our own

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

4 out of 5
Did two excursions including an all day Mekong River tour

Ha Long Bay City (Hanoi), Vietnam

4 out of 5
Did not go to Hanoi but took the boat excursion through Ha Long Bay

Sanya, Hainan Island, China

3 out of 5
No excursion. Went ashore and took shuttle to shopping center

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
Great highlights tour. Did 2nd day touring on our own

Shanghai, China Did not visit port

Could not get into this port because of fog. Was disappointed because we had two excursions planned.

Tianjin (Beijing), China

4 out of 5
Went into the City on our own by shuttle bus, subway, and taxi. Were surprised by the size of this City. We had no idea that Tianjin had a population of 17 million .

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized 3 day extension visit to Beijing with associated tours of the Cities major highlights including the Great Wall
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