I was set to purshase a cruise on Silverseas and now I have read several really bad reviews. all about the food! I felt that for $5,000.00 I should be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY. is there always going to be a few people on a ship that just can't be pleased or should I be looking elsewhere? I have never cruised before. Thank you!
I'm glad you posted this because I've seen the same thing with other cruise lines as well. Seems like every line I looked at had rave reviews, then in the same breath, not so good ones making it very hard to decide who to go with. I think Dave is right that more negatives get posted than positives and some of the experiences are isolated cases. I wouldn't worry about the reviews too much. Think of it this way, if they didn't warrant a $5000 experience, no one would go on them and they'd be out of business.
I would agree with Bob - some of the negative posts are silly and you can tell that the person is just complaining about little stuff and blowing it up.
I would say that we have enjoyed all of our cruises, but some were more fun than others. Our least favorite cruise (we still had a great time) was because the food and food service was not as good as our other 2 cruises. I think you have to set out to have a good time and not let little things bother you. That is the type of thing that will ruin a trip.
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