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goodcook
Dec 27, 2017

ask for the tables in the far corner of the dining room the best place for conversation.

gundermannenita
Jul 07, 2016

Organized and fun activities, outings and entertainment for the duration of the cruise.

htmws
Sep 30, 2014

The LIDO deck was very busy for breakfast - better to use the dining room !

GerryT
Aug 14, 2014

If you are an adult and want to swim comfortably get to the pool when it first opens to avoid the crowd.

ltapper
Jul 22, 2014

Best food in the Pinnacle Grill, although early nights in the main dining room were good. Breakfast for sure in the buffet, no where else. Lunch in Pinnacle was fantastic!

rcleroux
Sep 15, 2018

Get a more recent ship and dont mind all the ads for buying expensive jewelry

kazza1
Sep 07, 2018

Just enjoy the cruise. Don't worry about anything. Any problems that arise the staff will fix.

Peglegjoe
Aug 31, 2018

The gala dinners don’t require ladies to wear cocktail dresses, and very few did, so leave them at home and save space

pvs2
Aug 31, 2018

When the weather is ok do breakfest on the after deck.

bpbrowe
Aug 20, 2018

We were able to find a seat most anywhere on the ship at anytime.

rmehtani
Aug 18, 2018

Be on a diet...

1Chsecty
Jul 06, 2018

Only the doors are magnetic, so don't count on using wall space for your magnets.

Eziebarth
May 30, 2018

the early night shows/entertainment and the America's test Kitchen shows both fill up quick so I suggest getting there 15-20 mins early.

amyltx
May 12, 2018

For this transpacific sailing I was in the perfect location for the poets and in particular glacier bay! But it’s location was great for either the forward or aft activities and access to Neptune lounge, explorers cafe and/or any of the public areas. Perfect ship size

mBleacher
Mar 21, 2018

Really get to know the crew and reward them with tips when they've really helped you out. They work HARD for a little bit of money and they should be recognized with praise and tangible cash whenever possible. Some Australians (who don't do tipping where they come from) actually advised us to have our cabin gratuity charges removed because the crew is well paid. I disagree. Also, if the captain opens the bow of the ship for viewing, it's a good experience once. Get your photo with the ship's bell and that will be fine. It's deck 4 forward and you get there through the main theater backstage.

marcy9387020
Mar 06, 2018

It is a very old ship, and the Ship operations team were not customer service friendly. They are cost cutting to the point, where we do not plan to take them again, and we have about 130 cruise days with them over 5 years - Three Star Mariners.

realahab
Jan 05, 2018

Do check out the entertainment, and the EXC overviews for the ports. The EXC staff (Josh and Phil) were fantastic - very informative and helpful.

genemila
Dec 28, 2017

Old ship.

bowman2001
Dec 02, 2017

Don't buy the water package. Iced water is served during meal times and freely available from machines in the Lido 24/7. $13.50 per person per day tipping charge is included on your bill. You can ask for this to be removed two days before disembarkation and then reward individual staff directly as you wish. Be aware there is a 15% service charge on all prices shown for drinks.

PJP1
Oct 31, 2017

Don't do it!