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Bob Dolan

Age: 55

Occupation:real estate

Number of Cruises: 12+

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Horizon

Sailing Date: November 20, 2003

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

I guess after 12 + cruises you will get a less than expected result. second celebrity cruise rest with hal(mercury to mexico several yrs ago food was far superior & equal to hal)cruise) & will not go again. many europeans on this ship & it tells how well they market to get a full ship. drop prices & they will come. it also shows in the food. limited selections, example fake lobster tails(southern) not the real thing (northern), fish just ok ,no dover sole,no crab legs, salmon. (you can have shrimp cocktail or steak any night) these are a few examples of the cost cutting. the ship was full & the bad layout/flow was apparent at dinner time. service was good but i realized the bar waiters/wine steward work on commission & try to push for more to drink or for pricier wines. we had a bad bottle of wine ,which occurs more often in recent years ,I tasted it & the wine steward said it was ok i asked my wife to taste it & my sister in law also got in on this scene. we all said it was bad. i have never had a debate on bad wine before. on a recent hal cruise same scene the wine steward immediately returned with a new bottle. don't get a stateroom in the stern area / our mistake booked late no options the stern (back 15% of ship) below decks is very loud. the deck areas are poorly laid out . on the top deck stern you get a shower of soot from the funnel & getting a seat outside to eat lunch was a task. they are adding verandas to this ship, it should be sold to a lesser line. first time cruisers will probably not notice & you can have fun which we did but if you choose celebrity try a different ship. for me i like the class of hal not the art deco of celebrity.

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