37 Insignia Tips


Feb 11, 2015

Book the specialty dining rooms in advance of boarding the ship or immediately when on board. You're not limited to the number of times you can dine in them but reservations fill up ultra fast. Transportation is NOT included to and from the airport/ship.


Jul 23, 2016

When given the opportunity to book specialty restaurants ahead of time, do so. Spread them out so that you can check them out early, mid cruise, and near the end when they are usually booked full. Enjoy the happy hours and various tastings if alcohol is in your plans. They are a great way to save.


Aug 03, 2016

If you're an early riser, coffee is available in the Horizons Lounge. Don't miss afternoon tea in Horizons -- but get there early for the best seats! On days at sea, take breakfast in the dining room -- it's more relaxing than the buffet in the Terrace Cafe.


Sep 13, 2017

If you expect the best in all facets of cruising you should definitely book a cruise on the Insignia. Top notch all the way.


Mar 30, 2016

Older ship, so be prepared for things to go wrong, they will! Spoke to so many passengers who were unhappy with their rooms - leaks, smells, etc... The card room was very well equipped with mahjongg, puzzles, all kinds of cards and games.....better than most!


Feb 15, 2016

Book the specialty dining rooms in advance, or as soon as possible after boarding - there is no charge, but seating id limited, and reservations tend to fill up fast. Excursions can be booked 'al a carte', or if you plan to take several and book in advance, a discount is often available.


Jun 01, 2016

Do not book a cruise where you are not able to make your own plane reservations; that is do not begin or end cruise in a remote port such as Papeete.


Jun 30, 2016

Bring a sense of adventure to this route; weather is unpredictable and the ocean can be rough at times (11 feet waves). The temperature changes very quickly, on land and on the ocean, so highly recommend to pack for dry/wet and warm/cool weather.


May 08, 2017

If you need to keep in touch with work via internet , this is not your boat. Otherwise, it is great. Their internet service is not good, a quite low broadband.


Aug 13, 2017

I love that the ship is informal, open seating, helpful staff.


Nov 13, 2017

Try all the specialty restaurants and book your reservation on line before boarding the ship.


Nov 29, 2017

1) Book a specialty restaurant for the first night of the cruise. It’s easy to get the table of your choice at the time of your choice. And you won’t be tired of eating yet! 2) The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille was fun to read on board. Some of protagonist’s experiences will parallel yours and you’ll recognize the specific locations in Havana.


Apr 06, 2019

Look for artist Graham Denison and don’t be afraid to complain when you get treated bad by the crew!


Apr 07, 2019

Food is very good to excellent with lobster, shrimp, and steak at the buffet.


Jul 04, 2018

Wait until the ship is remodeled before you book. Also if you are prone to motion sickness, do not choose this ship because it rolls a lot even in calm seas.


Jul 06, 2018

Try to get any cabin at mid-ship and lower deck to prevent sea-sick


Jul 18, 2018

of my 50+ cruises, this is the worst. Not worth your money.


Aug 07, 2018

Allow plenty of time in Manhattan at the cruise terminal

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