The wait staff at the King and I was exceptional. The workout area was small but suitable and I was able to work out while on vacation.
Would've been nice to receive daily planners ahead of time rather than late the night before the next day. Can wait and plan excursions once on ship. King and I dining experience is fun (get dressed and up and be waited on), but food is only fair. Windjammer food was good and variety was great!
There was nothing to drink after dinner except the bars. They didn't have a midnight buffet like the other cruises I've been on. The food was just ok. The lemonade was awesome. The alcoholic beverages were $14 each (very pricey). There were plenty of things to do on the ship daily.
Limited places to smoke a cigar and NO ONE had a cigar cutter...not the shop that sold cigars or any of the bars. Bring your own!
The Guest Services desk should have forms for laundry and other things that might be requested. We literally had to attempt three times to find a laundry form. I don't mind coming down to the desk to pick them up or, more importantly, picking them up when I'm there already.
Excellent Ben and Jerrys icecream in the library. Nice secluded sunning area near spa. Have to walk through gym to get there. Four times round track equals a mile!
Definitely book a specialty restaurant.
During the sea days , go to the main dining room for lunch and enjoy the great salad bar.
Wash your hands!!
try go where the passengers are not e.g. - early on deck
The best recommendation I can give is that I will be back next year
Book your "my time" dining ahead,by phoning , or you dont get the exact times you want. You can choose to dine alone or with others. Ask for your bottle of wine to be brought back to you the next night...cheaper that way. Mix your own recipe of free soft drinks, i concocted black tea and lemonade.
Check upper decks for access to the internet. Note that the ATM on deck 5 dispenses Euros while the ATM in the casino dispenses US dollars. Remember to check in large baggage on the dock before in processing.
Park cafe great for quiet breakfast.
Lots of activities took place in the centrum. Not the best, but it worked.
The wait staff and room steward were wonderful! Hauns the head waiter in the King and I dining room was hilarious. Enjoyed his Fred Sanford impresinations. Great service.
Use the Guest Services to explain anything that the ship's literature does not tell you, and do it the moment you have a question. This ship has few public washrooms, so find out quickly where the ones you might need (like before or after eating or drinking) are.
They have some of the best staff in the world... Joseph (my cabin steward), GeDe (King & I my time dining waiter), Remzy & Enga (Windjammer wait staff), and Rosa, Joyal and Joslyn (Park Cafe wait staff) ... They ARE the best!!!!
If you want to bypass the longer check-in line, it's not enough to just have your luggage tags preprinted and in-hand. They must be attached to each bag (stapled or taped, per the instructions).
the Wait staff at King and I was excellent and attentive. the two days at sea I enjoyed the spa for massage and facial. I also had a pedicure not as pleased with. greatly overpriced.
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