Posted May 2nd, 2017, 06:39 AM
I am going to contradict myself as I write but that is a good reflection of the experience so far. Very mixed and contradictory. We are having a wonderful time and Cuba is an absolute must see. One of the best parts of the experience is the staff; quite possibly the most genuinely intentioned, warm and friendly staff we have ever encountered on many different lines. The contradiction is that they are disorganized and the different departments aren't too sure who is doing what or when! To our delight, the food has been much better than expected but again, with oddities like a very nice salad bar with the very worst dressings I have ever seen. The buffet has good selection but we find it difficult to navigate with tight spaces and everyone going in every direction. Some spots on the ship are spectacular, our early favorite is The Glass House, a unique and gorgeous wine bar. Other spots are run down and worse, areas are dirty in need of cleaning. There are sections of the ship that have very musty and unpleasant smells, perhaps some carpets need to be replaced. More later!