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Spirit of Discovery, Western Mediterranean and Atlantic

4

First post-pandemic cruise, which caused some changes. Significant number of passengers openly flouted on-board requirements - even after positive cases of covid were confirmed on board. Italy refused us landing so alternatives were substituted at very short notice with reasonable success. Some ports were not given the customary shuttle service as there are minimum limits to when this occurs - some were well above this but with no provision. Sometimes the provided shuttles were patchy in service with missing runs which incurred waits at a rainy street corner for an hour or so.
The ship itself was up to previous standards of service and cleanliness except the food which was often limited choice and extremely bland - almost as if they were catering to a care home winter sun cruise.
We didn't let these problems spoil our experience, but they certainly did not enhance our first holiday for two years. Especially as we had been through a 'saga' of cancellations and re-bookings etc to get here.

Martyn
Post Date: 31/05/2022
Score
Cruise Overall
4
Ship Overall
5
Dining
3
Service Onboard
5
Accommodation
5
Public Rooms
5
Boarding & Disembarking
5
Excursions
2
Value for Money
4
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Customer Reviews
Carolynn wrote a review in Sep, 2021
Organisation, food, drink, accommodation were all absolutely excellent. Shore excursions were absolute rubbish, not to mention dangerous as it appeared there were two coronavirus scares and several ...
Anne wrote a review in Sep, 2021
A wonderful cruise
Lynne wrote a review in Oct, 2021
Cruising the Baltic - lovely ship faultless service. COVID restrictions hampered the included excursions - no coffee stops/comfort breaks or shopping. Tallinn was excellent, the guides tried hard and...
janet wrote a review in Mar, 2022
Very poor cruise the entertainment was terrible and finished at 11.15 we were in the late bar and the staff were clearing up around us and this was 11.30 we also did not make it to the carrabean due t...

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