7 Night Western Caribbean (Charleston Roundtrip) Sail Date: January 19, 2008 Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Large Group Reviewed: 9 years ago
We wanted a smaller ship with a more intimate atmosphere. It was clean, yet had a slight "shopworn" look. The two main dining rooms had the same menu - what is special about that? There was a wait at times up to 45 minutes- the Italian cafe had 2 offerings plus a kid menu, the buffet seating was crowded, - the menu uninspiring-
Food and Dining
1 out of 5
No filet mignon, no shrimp, no specialty desserts(baked alaska, cherries jubilee, etc), wet pecan encrusted snapper, tough flank steak, very disappointing: the allowance of casual to the lowest degree took away from the dining experience (we saw shorts and flip-flops)
5 out of 5
I never saw and entertainment staff work so hard- they did all they could to stay upbeat and fun even in the face of some rude people. They were fun and we laughed a lot - the musicians were excellent all over the ship.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
Our bar waiter "Pal" was excellent in always asking if he could be of help to us- we never met or saw our room steward, not having the same waiters was not as much fun as getting to know our "personal" waiter
3 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
older ship =smaller room -we knew that- decor a little outdated, shabby bed linens, very weak towels
The trolley tour gives you a good overall view and brief history lesson- it helps you appreciate the area. WE enjoyed the shops and the restaurants - still have not been to the beach - first time it had been destroyed - this time not enough time
I have been to Grand Cayman 3 times now- I thing the snorkeling is great, the sting ray island tour and bus tour of the turtle farm, hell, etc is good.
Don't Miss: Seeing the sting rays either in the water or from a glass bottomed boat.
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