Had open seating for dinner and that made it very convenient. However, we felt it took too much time so ate at the buffet mostly. Some better choices in the dinning room, but the food in the buffet was great. All drink purchases had an added gratuity (15% I think), so no need to tip.
Go to the Vista Restaurant for breakfast , lunch, and dinner--it is amazing and no extra cost...But try the Italian restaurant one night, it's only an extra $10 each.
Stay forward, not aft. The front of the ship is least moving, although there is not a lot of motion anywhere--it is very stable!
May 28, 2013
FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH LIDO 9TH FLOOR IS THE PLACE TO GO,
BUT FOR DINNER ALWAYS GO TO THE DINE ROOM.
Remember its a rolling ship and life isn't supposed to be like it is at home. Be flexible , even in bad weather you can have good times, don't be afraid to book your own excursions or don't book any and find your own hiking. I used Port insider , didn't see whales boo hoo but glaciers were great
Never have a room under the pool !!! The wood floors are loud any time tables and chairs are moved.
Take bubble bath for the whirlpool!!! Look for northern lights and announce it to pax so we can see them
Older ship but still in good shape. All the workers were very helpful. Don't waste money on the spa since the management won't help you get a heated lounge if some of the guests remain on them for more than the 20 minute limit. $240 per couple is lot to spend for apologizes instead of action.
For best choice of cabins/suites, be sure to book very early - more than 6 months in advance. Also, be sure to book your shore excursions as early as possible, especially if you want to go whale watching or to visit a dog sled site, Ditto for booking the "Evening at Le Cirque" at the Pinnacle Gril
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