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Marina Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 65

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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30 Night Route Of The Atlantic (Lima To Lisbon)

Sail date: April 28, 2016

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7011

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Was extremely disappointed as this was advertised as a luxury cruise.  Have been on Princess and was treated much better. Our flight from LA to New York and then from New York to Lima was horrible. We got into Lima at 6:30 AM and were exhausted. This exhaustion carried out through the cruise as excursions were scheduled for early in the mornings which meant we had to get up early to dress and get breakfast.  Service was poor on board ship; most of the crew acted like they were bored.  Food at the buffet was poor; had a hard time finding something to eat.  We ate dinner and some breakfasts in the Grand Dining Room which was good.  The four specialty restaurants were good.  Used the spa one time and felt pressured to use their consultation services.  The evening entertainment in the Marina lounge we attended was good.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was poor; Grand Dining Room pretty good when waiter remembered to bring all dishes ordered.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff acted like they were bored. The lady at the Destinations Desk was good and very helpful. Room steward acted like he was tired and didn't care; seldom greeted us.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Carpet was filthy! For a balcony/veranda the cabin was smaller than other ships we have been on. The configuration was okay. The balcony was small compared to other ships. The closet doors were very lose and rattled constantly when crossing waves; this was disturbing for night sleep.

Ports of call

Callao (Lima), Peru

3 out of 5
Had no guide; we were on our own.

Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

3 out of 5
Guide needed better English skills.

Manta, Ecuador

1 out of 5
Didn't go because of earthquake.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

1 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

3 out of 5
Guide left us on our own.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Excursion was not what we expected. It was described as shopping and highlights of Cozumel. We toured a chocolate factory, tequila factory and no description of shopping or city highlights of Cozumel. There was a very good presentation in a museum of the culture. Fortunately we had been to Cozumel before.

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
The Kennedy Space Center tour requires more time! We saw the highlights but not enough time to look at the displays.
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