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newcastle - amsterdam, or not as it were
Author Name: anj
Advantages: nice food
Disadvantages: expensive on board, bad weather
travelled monday 5 sept 2010, my husband was a bit scepticle of the trip,i had a more open mind, set sail at 5pm, we had booked the buffet meal at 6pm (ship time), it looked amazing and everything we ate was lovely, the waitress comes to table with some sparkiling wine with a strawberry on top of glass, asking if you would like champagne with your meal, when you says yes she tells you its 4.95 euros each, bottle of wine on special offer is 24.95 euros, 1 litre bottle of still mineral water is 6.50 euros. after meal went back to cabin , we had double bed which was comfy enough, but small, then the sea sickness started,it was awful. went up to the night club that night sipping water, the sea was so choppy everyone was struggling to walk, even the staff. that night in bed was terrible hardly had any sleep, the ship was rocking from side to side,back and foward,the crashing noises were terrifying, spent most of the night hanging on to the sides of the bed. the waves were smashing off our cabin windowm we were on deck 6. the captain announced at 7.30am that due to extreme weather conditions, we were extremely delayed, and wouldnt dock until 2.30pm, which meant we would get to visit amsterdam, i was so dissapointed, all the sickness, lack of sleep, and dont even get to go amsterdam, the whole point of the trip for us. we did dock at 2.30pm and were taken by bus to the local town and walked around for 2 hours lokking at the shops, there were about a dozen shops, the back to ship. thankfully the 2nd night on board wasnt so choppy, entertainment on board is actually good,well i enoyed it anyway, they also charged 7.50 euros each for cinema,we idnt use it,got back to newcastle at 10.30am on the wednesday, to be offered 50% off our next mini cruise with dfds, no compensation!!! no dont think so thats one experience i wont be repeating.
Summary: never again
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