December 2013 - Noordam to Caribbean - Eastern
I thought I was upgrading from the Princess line which I enjoyed.
It started bad when we dropped our 2 bags off at baggage collection. The handler demanded money before he would take our bags. The other couple with us were floored for we had tip money to give to him after he would say he would take care of them.
Boarding the ship was very efficient.
The ship looked crisp and clean. Our state room was ok but the carpet needed to be washed.
We had a great time at the New Years party. Some of the entertainment at the lounges were sub standard. Only one show at the theater was good.
We were surprised that some of the bar waiters were rude especially that personel were supposed to be pleasant.
We had a group of 11 and we sat at the same table in the dining room most nights. Our waiter was great and one night we went to the steakhouse and he sent us all a large shrimp cocktail.
The food was nothing to write home about. They tried to impress us every night by naming this great chef and their specialities of the night.
We won a day at the spa . It was very nice.
Activities on the ship were ok.
Not much time on shore especially if you took a tour.