Posted May 17th, 2004, 01:42 PM
I am just back from a cruise last week and we were in the CC cat on the Zenith. I can give a brief review since Im at work (shhhh) and dont have too much time. I will elaborate later tonight.
Id say if you can get it without paying more then say $100 a person it really wasnt worth it to me. As for priority embarkation we did have a special line but it went no faster or smoother. It was nice but nothing that seemed special and disembarkation was strange also. They sent us all to the fleet lounge for a small continental breakfast and we waited...and waited. We were not the first off of the boat and were as high up on the ship as you can get so it was a long haul down the stairs or a longer wait for elevators.
The special room touches were nice. We had fresh flowers in our room and a small vase of white roses in our bathroom and a fresh fruit bowl with a bananas, pears, oranges and red grapes.....always very tasty. We had champagne in our room and it was pretty harsh. The canapes were good but we found that we usually didnt eat too many of them due to the fact that we were not near our room when they were placed there and Im a little leary of eating food thats been sitting out. We did order room service one morning to try the fruit smoothies and when we got them they were warm and yucky...I felt so bad for the woman who delivered them...she noted that they had NEVER had so many people order room service for the exact same time before and she was really sorry about the food sitting around too long. It was no big deal to us.
The pillow menu was nice and we tried a few of them and the mattress was wonderful.....slept great! The leather keyholder was very handy and it was nice to have it and if you ask they will give you 2 of them. the towels were plush and the bathroom rug was very nice.
We had gotten an invitation to a wine tasting party with the captain but there was no time noted and we never did find out when it was. I think they are still working out the kinks.
We recieved a very nice folding travel bag the last night and it was perfect for all your stuff to carry off the next day.
All in all I would book it again....but not for the 300-400 a person I see people saying on here.....
Not such a short review huh.....Let me say the cruise was wonderful and we had GREAT service. Hopefully you will be lucky enough to have Edna as your room steward and Thomas and Jose in the dinning room.....these three were the BEST!!!
Our 1 yr anniversary cruise to Bermuda
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