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User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Date: 16 May 2019
Summary:  Fabulous cruise round Caribbean with a two day stay in Miami Beach. Everything went smoothly and to plan transfers were on time. The only problem we had was having to contact the taxi company when we arrived back in port as I had no service on my phone. Fortunately I managed to find someone who phoned them for me.
User Rating: 4 out of 64 out of 64 out of 64 out of 64 out of 64 out of 6
Date: 13 Apr 2019
Summary:  Booked a cruise on this ship to the Caribbean for a special occasion, and so very much looking forward to it. Our cabin was very nice as booked a suite, the staff were all wonderful. We only ate in the Windjammer buffet restaurant as don’t like the formality of a dining room. The food was wonderful at every mealtime, great selection and excellent quality. The waiters came around all of the time to get you drinks, or see if all was ok, and generally to assist, some of the best staff I have ever encountered. We had the deluxe drinks package and well worth it as there was excellent choice and good value for the price paid. However, with regard to the ship itself, I felt it was extremely overcrowded mainly when it came to the pool area, on the 12th deck the beds were all tied together and there was not even enough room to get between them, and always full. The main pool area has a children’s pool along side the adults pool, it was crammed you couldn’t get near it, far too busy. The Solarium pool for adults was also too small to accommodate the number of guests. You also couldn’t seem to find a quiet corner on deck. On the main pool deck the music blasted out and I mean blasted, and sorry but I don’t mind a bit of music but this was far too loud, not relaxing at all. The entertainment was quite good, the ice show in particular, I have never seen this on a cruise ship before and thought it was amazing. The bars were all good, and all areas very well kept. There were however over 900 teenagers/children on the ship, some were in the adult bars late at night, obviously not consuming alcohol, but I do think there should have been restrictions on where they could go after a certain time. With regard to the itinerary, we visited Haiti, Peurto RICO, St Marteen and St Kitts. I would say Peurto RICO was the best, with the others unless you like a beach or jewellery shopping, then not really much else. Also The trips are quite expensive booked through the ship. I am not sure I would go with Royal Caribbean again, as have done over 20 cruises and this was the first time I have felt so stressed on a ship and could not wait to get home. I felt the ship was far too crammed for my liking and not relaxing at all. I have also come to the conclusion I would rather stick to cruising nearer to home, as on the flight out we were allocated separate seats which is a pain on long haul I was in row 47 and my husband was in row 29. For disembarking the ship we had to leave at 8.15am but our flight was not until 20.40 pm, apparently all guests have to be off the ship by 10.00am. I have never known this as normally you are able to disembark a bit nearer to your flight time! To add to this, the return transfer from the ship to Miami airport broke down on the highway and we were stuck there for over 2 hours in the boiling heat! At which point really had enough, so all in all not the best experience.
User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Date: 03 Nov 2018
Summary:  I had a fantastic time! Everything was well organised. The flight, transfers, hotel were all good. Embarkation was trouble free. The ship has been smartened up in some areas, especially the slides and surf area which was a great experience. Staff were really friendly and were so helpful. The food was great too although over the years they have cut down on the selection (but is happening on most ships these days too!) overall, a great holiday, met some new friends on our table. Only dined in the windjammer twice all holiday (it can be extremely busy there) as I prefer a quieter dining experience. I would certainly go again! Thank you! Sent from my iPad
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 29 Sep 2018
Summary:  Had a lovely time the only disappointment was the food not as good as usual
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 25 Sep 2018
Summary:  We have had a wonderful holiday we did niargra fall for two nites train down to New York for 2 nites (the train was not as we expected took 12 hr 2hrs of it was customs I was so looking forward to it with sentry only saw trees and more trees hindsight we souls of flown that would of given more time in NY). The cruise was really great, great ship,food and service Canada and New England would recommend this trip. Helena
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 30 Sep 2017
Summary:  We, unfortunately, booked a cruise from San Juan around the Caribbean to depart 23rd Sept but was obviously cancelled due to the devastation caused by hurricane Irma and Maria. We have used Iglu before and cruised with the Royal Caribbean and have never had any problems. However, it is when things go wrong that you truly feel the quality of the service received by Iglu and Royal Caribbean. I don't usually write reviews but the support and assistance we received from Danielle, an iglu cruise representative was second to none. We were in our way to Miami before we found out the issues Maria had caused and our flights had been cancelled to San Juan so when we arrived at the hotel in Miami we were natuarally worried and concerned about where this left us with regards to how we would get home etc. However Daniele kept us informed about everything each day and arranged further hotel stays in Miami and organised our flights to her back home. Furthermore, less than a week later we have received a full refund of our cruise including flights etc. This was a stressful and anxious time for us but Danielle made the whole situation much easier. I would highly recommend Iglu cruises to anyone and will continue to use for future cruises. The Royal Caribbean have also quickly issued refund for excursions etc that we prepaid and we love the Royal Caribbean ships so will no doubt be cruising again with them in the future ??
User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Date: 08 Apr 2016
Summary:  I have cruised 9 times in 4 years with all different companies. A good friend and I (females both over 60) were also on the Adventure on the 5th March, but had a different experience to the following review!! In essence: the weather was poor for the Caribbean, some rain most days. Apart from the pool area there was plenty of deck space front and rear, with quiet areas and sun beds easily available. We always avoid the main pool area as it is always where all the 'Butlins' style entertainment is centred. We didnt encounter many kids, pleasant or bo.lshi The main dining room was attractive and every meal was excellent, with good portions and a good selection, and the waiters went out of there way to meet personal requests. The shows were poor, only 2 in the week up to standard. The staff on the whole were extremely helpful without being subservient as we had experienced on P and O and didnt like it. The balcony cabin was good , but there were no tea making facilities. However room service was quick and morning tea was always with us in 10mins. Whilst on board I booked another cruise with her sister ship Navigator, and got very good discounts, the first time I had done this. Since coming home I have booked back to back cruises out of Puerto Rico in December. We are looking forward to both these holidays in a way I wouldnt if it was P and O!! If you read the following review you will see some stark contrasts. I guess 'one mans meat really is another womans poison!!'
User Rating: 3 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 6
Date: 12 Mar 2016
Summary:  7 day Caribbean cruise. San Juan to San Juan. 5 March 16. First, a bit of context. We have cruised 16 times in 5 years and have seen the great and the not so great on the high seas. We like Celebrity and Oceanea; we don’t like FO or Princess and although we have mixed feelings about P&O we are, on the whole, are very fond of their ships. We do not have a predilection for moaning, as life is too short, so read this review in that light. Second, Iglu put together our cruise and hotel stay in very short order and everything that they arranged was top notch from the flight (Norwegian Airlines) to the excellent hotel (Condado Plaza in Puerto Rico) and the transfers. The three days in the hotel were fab but they cant be blamed for the cruise. The cruise – good bits: The weather was excellent (Antigua was wet but all else was either fine or brilliant). The ship is very clean and the balcony cabin was very good indeed (9252) and (eventually) looked after well by our steward. The bed was probably one of the best we have had at sea. We were disappointed to encounter a policy of no turn down/chocolates/flowers/ships handbook etc but soon felt that this was not an unusual facet of the RCI experience. The boarding process was slick (we were ‘invited’ to tip the guys putting our cases into the on boarding cages…we declined) and having done all the paperwork ahead of our arrival we were on board pretty quickly. The offloading process was very very quick. The Italian restaurant on Deck 11 is good but the portion sizes are American so you can’t walk after the meal. That said, the steak was stupendous. Service is attentive but very familiar and casual. The front pool area was comfortable and sheltered, although the poolside service was very poor. The seats and loungers are designed for very large people and are therefore quite robust and spacious. All the ports we visited: St Thomas, St Croix – our first time; Antigua, St Lucia and Grenada were fantastic. My wife was really taken by St Thomas’, which is very clean, organised and friendly. The not so good bits From the moment we arrived in the restaurant on our first evening we were shocked at (a) how poor the food was to be for the whole week and (b) how poor the restaurant service was going to be. The first chat with our waiter was a sales pitch by him of the benefits of drinks packages (do the maths – they don’t work) and I had to get quite shirty with him about not wishing to continue the conversation. Then, for some reason, he needed our first names and promptly started using them with a familiarity, which doesn’t sit well with us. The first starter, that was slopped, up had a hair in it and the main course was dry and unpalatable. We left and couldn’t bring ourselves to return despite several calls from the restaurant manager to whom we had complained. The ‘Royal promenade’ is not our cup of tea. It is a bit like a modern shopping centre (think Bluewater/Lakeside/Meadowhall/Trafford) and becomes a bit of a scrum after about 7:30. Talking of Tea – there is none in the room, so regular trips to the American café on Deck 5 were required. The main pool area rapidly attracts the sort of folk who would be at home at Butlins, and the very Disneyland like entertainments crew whips loutish behaviour, up most days. You cannot escape the sheer noise of this on any of the upper decks and if you want upper deck sunshine you will need to put up with it. We found a couple of places where it was palatable. There are virtually no sunbeds or chairs on the massive (and impressive) prom deck which is a real shame. One whole side of the prom deck (Starboard) is given over to smokers, as is the starboard side of the main pool deck (11) and the internal (and massive) Casino (the smell climbs up a stairway from the Casino to the Royal Promenade) and you either love it or hate it. The entertainment was dreadful. We went to 5 shows and walked out of three. The last one (bearing in mind this is the last show to make an impression…) had an Argentine juggler who kept dropping his props. That said the resident orchestra is first class as was the solo Spanish guitarist. The cabin safe broke down three times – this had never happened to us before Having had 2 days of generally poor service, we stopped our auto-gratuities and started to get the gratuities added to specific purchases taken off if we weren’t happy with the service provided. Things did improve a little. We ended up tipping our steward but the general F&B service remained at a low level and we declined to tip – the first time we have ever done this. Although we expected the ship to be mostly American and had steeled ourselves for a lot of ‘whooping’ and loudness, we were surprised by the sheer quantity of kids on board. I’m sure others will have different views but, by and large, the ones we encountered were rude, loud and demanding. There were quite a few kids with attitude (init) who seemed ok wiv cruising around da ship wiv der music playin loud an der baseball caps da wrong way round and der pants hangin on their arses – init (whatever) but they didn’t do it for us. Eventually, we managed to find a fairly quiet corner of the ship (a reading room on deck 14) for an hour or so to catch up on reading. Other than that we forced ourselves to be jollied along by the enthusiastic and loud entertainments team and joined in with so much of the over the top frivolities that we could stomach. We enjoyed being in the sun. We enjoyed the company of some nice people and we enjoyed the comfort of the ship but we were not great fans of most of the on board behaviour and were disappointed by the poor service and poor quality of the food. It was a good trial to see if we could like this style of cruising. We don’t. We go back to P&O who, despite their faults do get most things about right for us so long as we cruise away from the school holidays.
User Rating: 2 out of 62 out of 62 out of 62 out of 62 out of 62 out of 6
Date: 30 Dec 2014
Summary:  Thanks to the staff in the dinning areas they were fantastic. Ship very clean, but don't go into the casino if your a none smoker, they are letting smoker's have a free run there. Wearing evening gowns for the formal nights are great until you go into the casino, then you come out stinking like a old ash tray. Sorry Adventure you got this very wrong won't be sailing with you again. Entertainment was utter rubbish. Can't book any decent trip until your on the ship, got our passes wrong, didn't open drinks package until we complained, but did get a refund unlike our taxi fare's that we had to sort out as no transfers were booked for us, as promised, left high and dry, at a hotel out in the middle of no where.
User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Date: 06 Nov 2014
Summary:  QM2 is a very smart ocean liner. The decor and furnishings are first class. The food is also of a very high standard as was our stateroom, an outside cabin on deck 5. The ships staff were friendly and there was plenty of space for everyone in the many lounges and bars even on days when the weather forced everyone to be indoors. We were disappointed with the number and range of activities for passengers and generally the whole entertainment programme was not as good as on other less grand ships. The evening main line shows, with the exception of Jocinta White who was fabulous, were front lined by B grade entertainers. The selection of films both in the cinema and on our cabin TV was also poor. This was a pity and let the image of a QM2 cruise down. One other negative was the way in which the ship adjusted its time. On the way to the USA the added hours were introduced at 2 am when most people would be in bed as is common on every other cruise ship we've been on. However on the return voyage the hour reductions were introduced at noon which would obviously be when passengers would be up and about with the need for more staff, food, energy etc. We felt this cost cutting was again below what we expected from Cunard. However despite these gripes we felt that the quality of the food and general overall comfort tipped the balance and we did enjoy our 27 night cruise

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