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We did the 18 night cruise Southampton via Canaries to Cape Verde islands. Lots of sun and warmth. 2 days at sea then 1-2 port stops is ideal and we could have stayed on. A stable comfortable cruise.

PASSENGERS.This is a smallish ship with 800 friendly passengers who get to know each other. This was 800 British passenger mainly age 65-101. At 63 my wife and I fitted in well and met lots of interesting charming people. Many were a lot more active than us! Enrichment speakers ate with us in the Garden Cafe which gives an idea of how nice this Ship is. Not overly formal but very nice in the evenings. First went when i was age 57 and found it a bit of an old crowd... but I must have aged!

ENTERTAINMENT great, varied and not thematic. Thanks Ashley the Cruise director and all the entertainment staff. Lots to do if you want but many quiet corners and a great Library/Games room. Challenging quiz at 10pm every night... very good fun indeed. Enrichment speakers talks were always full even on sunny days.

FOOD. Was very good indeed. Varied, lots of choice. We ate in the revamped Garden room most nights as 1st sitting full. A very nice place to eat. Soups and Curries are award winning.

CABIN. Was fine as usual. Our third trip. We had an outside porthole on Deck 4.
FUN. The dancers and singers were fantastic and hard working with great revues on Rock and Roll, Motown and so on. Very hard working and also lovely. Always nice to have some young people around.

STAFF. All very professional and friendly from the Philippines. Great service in food and bar areas as well as behind the scenes. And of course you meet the same staff who remember your name.

positives of cruise Positives of Cruise
-The quality has been maintained even in these tough economic times. No obvious cost cutting.
-Some great deals ££ out there if you look.
-There are no drunk teenagers, boisterous honeymooners or noisy kids. And its all in english!

negative of cruise Negatives of Cruise
I'm sure someone will have somethingto say about sometihng that annoyed them. Not us.

I would reccomend this cruise to others.

I think this cruise is suitable for Seniors.

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commentsAbout Brian Ingram

Date of Birth: 02/Oct/1948
Country: london nw11
Sail Date: 01/Nov/2011

Age 63

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Children's Facilities:starhalf starhalf starhalf starhalf star
On-board Activitiesstarstarstarstarstar
Shore Excursions:N/A
Ports of Call:starstarstarhalf starhalf star