wood641
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July 2016 - Insignia to Transatlantic

Very very good in so many ways.

First, the itinerary was exceptional. An 18 day adventure including 3 stops in Canada Maritimes, 3 stops in Greenland, and finally Reykjavik. Next was the food on the ship. There are 2 specialty restaurants, Tuscana and Polo, as well as the Grand Dining Room, the Terrace Cafe (buffet), and the Waves Grill. We ate at all of them several times and the food was varied, fresh, well prepared, attractive, and tasty. Special requests were always accommodated and the service was personal, attentive, and professional. Then, I felt that everyone on the staff was personally invested in seeing to it that we enjoyed ourselves. If we had an issue, it was immediately addressed, no matter how minor. Next, our room, a penthouse suite, 322 sq ft, was very well laid out and functional. Our room staff was very efficient, friendly, and helpful. Also, we met a lot of new people. Not everyone you meet on a cruise will be your new bestie, but we met several who we will stay in touch with in the future. We were so happy with the ship, crew, and overall experience that we booked 3 more cruises before leaving the ship.

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Reykjavik, Iceland - Stay for several days. So many good restaurants, see volcanoes, black sand beaches, glaciers, lava flows, mountains, etc.
Nuuk, Greenland - Get a fjord boat and whale watching tour. Love the icebergs up close.
Miami, Florida - Get there the day before sailing and have a nice dinner at Toro Toro near the waterfront in downtown.
Port Canaveral, Florida - Not much to see unless you book a tour. There are a lot of tours that can be fun, like an airboat ride.
Bar Harbor, Maine - Ask a local where you can get the best lobster rolls. Good local brews too.
Insignia Insignia - When given the opportunity to book specialty restaurants ahead of time, do so. Spread them out so that you can check them out early, mid cruise, and near the end when they are usually booked full. Enjoy the happy hours and various tastings if alcohol is in your plans. They are a great way to save.

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received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

received a helpful vote on their Insignia cruise review - Very very good in so many ways.

shared a quick tip for Insignia"When given the opportunity to book specialty restaurants ahead of time, do so. Spread them out so that you can check them out early, mid cruise, and near the end when they are usually booked full. Enjoy the happy hours and various tastings if alcohol is in your plans. They are a great way to save."

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