The best part of the entire trip was the fast embarkation process and our cabin steward. The embarkation process was very fast in comparison to other cruises I've been on. Also, the cabin steward was very effecient considering all the rooms he had to clean. He was lucky if he received two hours of sleep per night. The ship was extremely understaffed.Most of the staff was over-worked and therefore very unpleasant/unfriendly, with the exception of our cabin steward. The food was less than mediocre. I felt like I was eating at a deli that had leftover food. They did not have an ice-carving or other decorative food display as found on most other cruises. Actually, the meals were just terrible. The best part of the day was when they served the cookies in the afternoon. These were the best meals of the ship. Everyday was an ordeal when visiting the islands. It took perhaps two or more hours to finally tender from the ship onto a boat to go to the islands. I've never seen such a long tender process. We lost so much time waiting to get off the ship to go to the islands. Once on the islands, we were rushing to do as much as we could in so little time. It was a very disorganized process.Although the ship was rather old, it could have been acceptable if the staff was more organized and the food tasted better.
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