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Timo Ahlstedt

Age: 40

Occupation:Credit Analyst

Number of Cruises: 20

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Legend of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2012-02-15

Itinerary: Singapore

Pleasant and nice. No Wow-moments or thrills but serene and ok.

Food was great.

Large enough stateroom with aging worn-out furniture. Flat screen tv in suites, others still have a old box-tv.

Small ship makes it difficult to avoid the never-ending rackuss from the Centrum - a mid-ship stage where one woman keeps singing every day this song : "Todo, todo, todo...". Drove me crazy. You'd think they had better venue for that. Shopping is a horror. They push these worthless watch gift boxes to the Asian guests causing a chaos, sort of a Moroccon bazaar on the seas. Price level in general compared to European is fairly high. There was a minigolf course and a rock climbing wall. Shows onboard were high school production level at best. Apparantely they had employed their best singing waitors to perform.

Entrance to ship was really sad. There are ferries between Helsinki and Stockholm where passengers are greeted with live grand piano music and jogglers when boarding but on Legend you need to squeeze thru a narrow entrance into a dim-lighted stairway. Otherwise good activities but kids activities were none. Our 3-year old could've stayed at the onboard kindergarden but she's on a holiday, too. Something Gordon, the cruise director didn't seem to appreciate. Our daughter enjoys dance and song shows and loves to dance herself again at the Theater. She was running along the corridor at the theater when Gordon decided to stop her by asking her mother to restrain her. That little girl didn't bother anybody. In my eyes she was clearly stealing the show anyway. Well, Gordon, let me ask you: That long stick up there - hurt much? Our daughter didnt fly 10.000miles from Finland to Singapore to sit in a room drawing pictures. And Gordon's deck party looked like a joyless aerobics class. Another incident happened when my father-in-law, a hosopital administrator and surgeont, who had purchased a premium drinks package wanted me have a beer on him. Short after a drink police, nazi in a uniform came to "remind" of the rules of the package. It was totally uncalled for and humiliating. My father-in-law, a class act all the way didn't mind but I find that kind of policing intolerable on a cruise ship where people try escape that sort of thing. And yet another thing, why you don't serve Fanta? Soda Package: Coke and Sprite? What's up with that? Even the cheapest gas station have the holy fountain soda trinity but the Legend. My nephew pretty much only drinks Fanta wanted the have a pineapple juice insted.... Nooo can do. They serve that juice for breakfast but bars will charge for it. I understand the ship policies but it's the little things, doing a little extra that makes the cruise.

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