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MS Bolero

Your Rating:One Stars
Reviewed by:Tracy Maroni
# previous cruises:1
Date of Trip: January 20, 2001
Itinerary: Caribbean - Eastern

This was the worst family vaction we have ever been on. The staff was very unfriendly and made you feel that they were more important than the guests. It's old, at night the boat made so much noise you thought it was going to fall apart. Rock and rolled every night all night and that was not the music either. Nothing was organized.

Public Areas
The pool is so small that if you get six people in it there is no room to move. It is very hard to get a chair around the pool area. Since this cruise is so boring I spent every night in the casino and the whole week I only saw one person win $250. I would say just about everyone else lost.

Food and Service
Sometimes it took over 40 mins. to get served before you just gave up a left. One morning I saw the waiter take muffins off a guest table after they left and put them back on the buffet for someone else to take. Everything on the back buffet at lunch or tea time was stale,and warm. Most of all every drink you got was warm. (warm orange for breakfast,warm pop)

The cabin was old, the drawers were dirty,no room to put your suitcase on, smelled,empty your garbage but did not change your garbage bag, no water in our room the last 3 days, which you paid for. Had to put my leg out of the shower to shave it. !

The shows were good the first time you saw it but every night it was the same show. So you get tired of it night after night same songs same order. The cruise staff was rude and they made you feel that they were more important than their guest. If the ship went down they would not care about the guest it would be every man for themselves.

The pool area was to small for kid to play in. No one could ever swim in it. The kids club was for five year olds. Most kids aboard this ship was around 10 and up. I ended up giving my son $10us every day just it keep him entertain, which added up to $70us for the week.

Who Goes
Most of the passengers were from paris, and spoke french. I did meet people from the Toronto area and I couldn't find one person that like this cruise. Some people were trying this cruise to see if they would go on another one. But this cruiseline gives this type of holiday a bad name.

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