drfun48 Posted October 14, 2006 #1 Share Posted October 14, 2006 I'm not the kind that likes to complain but... I recently returned from Bermuda on the Zenith and it was a nightmare. Embarkation-Couldn't possibly be worse.After checking in, we were forced to sit for five minutes on such incredibly hard plastic chairs to wait for the bus to transport us to the ship, that my hemmeroids will probably never recover. Then the bus had a squeeky spring that just drove me nuts every time we hit a bump. Then to top it off,the free welcome Mimosa I was served was made with pulp free orange juice. Don't they understand that we seniors need our ruffage? Dining--Thinks got off on the wrong foot when the wine steward insisted that I be charged a "corkage" fee for the bottle of New Zealand wine I brought with me.I tried to explain that it was "Kim Crawford" and had no cork but a screw cap, and therefore I should not be charged a corkage fee. I also detected a"look" from my waiter when I asked him to wrap my fourth shrimp cocktail appetizer.I just wanted to save room for my double entree and triple desserts. Other than that most of the food was OK except for the cones on the soft serve frozen yogert---I prefer the sugered waffle kind and they ran out midway through the week. The Cabin---Unfortunately I was placed on the port side which got very little morning sun.I need that to get me out of bed and to make me all warm and fuzzy for the day.I asked guest services,very politely, if they could move me to starboard,but they said the ship was full.I then asked if the Captain could turn the ship around and sail backward so I could have sun in the a.m.They looked at me as if I were crazy and simply said "no" without explanation. Entertainment --Fair to poor.I heard that the famed Japanese Kareoke Dance group was performing in the lounge, but all I saw was some drunk old guy with a New York accent singing My Way, and some screetchy teenage girl blasting out I Will Survive. Bermuda was fine except many of the locals there have accents and are hard to understand.This is not too far from America right.Why can't they learn to speak better English? I also had a problem with one of my excursions. Celebrity advertised a "glass bottom boat " ride . It didn't take me long after departure to realize that this was a lie. The bottom of the boat was not glass,just one stinking small section. I think my excursion should be prorated to reflect the percentage of the bottom of the boat that was glass. I am calling Celebrity corporate headquarters on Monday to get my refund. I'll not be made a fool of. So based on my nightmare ,it may be a while before I'm on a Celebrity cruise again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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