We are just back from our 12 night Pacific Island trip on board Explorer of the Seas.
All in all it was a very good cruise but I think it will be our last on the line and the last in the Australian area.
Why so you ask !
Well the ship was great , the food quite ok and the staff first class but the Behavior of some of the passengers was quite off putting especially a number of rowdy and out of control children
One incident in the MDR saw a large family group sitting at two large tables with adults on one and children on the other, we unfortunately were sitting at a close by table when the "children" decided to have a stand up fight including punches being thrown at each other whilst having dinner one evening, there was the normal running screaming and shouting that one associates with out of control children , the parents just sat there not lifting a finger.
This placed the staff in a very difficult position....
This family group and their children caused many an incident over the twelve days.
The Company made no attempt whatsoever to enforce the dress codes in the dining rooms , shorts , singlets baseball caps and flipflops all in evidence even on formal nights
The rowdy behavior of SOME passengers was not nice at all.
Our choice from now on is that we will travel on adult only ships as far as possible and will avoid as far as possible ships that carry large number of "Australian" families and children
So the search is now on with some of the UK [email protected] adult only ships being favorites but Asmara and the likes possibly Silverseas and Seabourn in contention
We are looking for cruises that are more relaxing and have less "activities and noise" your suggestions would be welcome