7 Night Adriatic Sea Coastal (Venice Roundtrip) Sail Date: June 11, 2011 Ship: Voyager of the Seas Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 6 years ago
the actual ship was wonderful, but then they took a fabulous facility and tried to make it tacky. the only good part of the design was the artwork throughout the ship. food in the main diningroom was mediocre on its best day. extra charges on everything were over the top. definitely NOT to be repeated.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
food in the main diningroom was poorly done and half the time the hot food was cold. the more casual diningroom had a great selection and usually the food was pretty good. but a charge of $50 for two standard drinks was definitely over the top. totally unacceptable.
1 out of 5
this would be my own bias; it was designed for people who liked camp as kids; scheduled and entertaining for large groups. not my kind of thing.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
you couldn't ask for better people to serve you. they are trained superbly and do anything possible to make your stay pleasant and to cater to your desires and needs.
1 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
the stateroom was more than adequate and the stateroom attendant and other ship staff were fabulous.
charming little town; still not really prepared for large tourist invasion, so it wasn't able to handle the people on our ship too well. but the town was charming and visiting it was pleasant.
Don't Miss: there's not much here, but a charming old city.
venice no longer is populated by venetians; they can't afford to live there. it has become basically a huge museum or amusement park for tourists. many of the shops are no longer operated or owned by italians; today there is a large population of chinese who have bought businesses in the city. if you're looking for the real italy, go somewhere else. if you're looking for a city that is worth saving for its museum and art and architectural values, it is at least that.
the town of dubrovnik couldn't handle two or three large cruise ships at one time; the entire old town was overrun by tourists and there was no room for locals. but once you got outside of town into the country it was fantastic. the food was terrific, the people were great, and the area was gorgeous. the recover now 20 years after the war is remarkable. the area isn't overly touristy, so it makes for gorgeous, quiet, beautiful country with fabulous weather. will return for another visit.
Pros: the staff want to please and try to do everything to serve you well
Cons: all they want is to find new ways to take your money. even juice made from concentrate that didn't even taste like orange juice cost $3. after spending decent money for the cruise, nothing was covered except food and even some of that incurred extra charges. room service had a very minimal menu...
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