Russians shared the story of his vacation on the largest ship in the world
• The Russian shared the story of his vacation on the largest ship in the world
User Pikabu nick ujaks told how he and his wife went on a cruise on the largest cruise ship in the world - "Symphony of the Seas" Royal Caribbean company. We publish his impressions.
"The liner is incredibly huge! All ships that are close seem yachts. A cruise for a week I walk up there for almost 70 kilometers - although it is rather a necessity, as you eat a lot.
Food really very much. Firstly, there are a couple of restaurants, which are included in the price: 4 and 16 decks. In the first order a la carte, and in the second buffet. I like the buffet, so I often eat there (breakfast and lunch, and dinner), but decided that it was time to change something when eaten this sandwich.
Then 28 cheese layers, sausages, bread, herbs and sauces. It was tasty, after that you can easily die. So I decided to strike up a buffet and go to the paid Italian restaurant Jamie's Italian Jamie Oliver - here he is all smiles with books at the entrance.
It is infinitely delicious, especially the lasagna. The result leaves not very cheap, about $ 40 for two, but I think once per cruise have somewhere to go. Breakfast buffet was delicious a lot of things, when you cook pasta (like serving up to 10 people), all fresh, constantly bring new food. In general, a glutton's paradise. There are various snack bars on different decks - there pizza, fruit, tea and coffee.
Paid restaurants too full, on all decks: there are Italian, English, American, Japanese. There are cool restaurant with molecular cuisine, everything is tied to the "Alice in Wonderland" - was eager to get there, but the pool was on all the days. Allowance means that all the restaurants, spa and so best to book in advance via personal account: not the fact that it will do on the ship.
In the liner was 5000 people. Queues were not: somehow easily distributed throughout the ship. Only small, 10 minutes, bungee, and slide.
Ultimate abyss - dry slide height of 10 or 11 floors
Entertainment - it's a different story: they are here very much. Slides, pools, slides, carousel, slides, surf simulator (somehow I did not dare, and now regret), bungee jumping (I took a chance and did not regret it), a lot of musicals, ice shows, Aquashow, Gambling machines Casino.
Central Park and slides
I took a cabin with a balcony without sea view, but with a view of the interior. First, I do not know how it will be, but never regretted: I got the latest cabin on the deck and the view was super: firstly, the sea is still visible, and secondly, it is the first number on all the show (the show itself I have not thought to photograph, but had a rehearsal). "
Written material on Pikabu received in the comments a lot of questions about the ship, and said to them in the new material. He said that the cruise lasted a week, the liner was on the route: Barcelona - Mallorca - Marseille - Italy (La Spezia, Rome, Naples) - Barcelona. In each port the ship arrives in the morning and leave in the evening, tourists spend the whole day in the city. Excursions can be purchased from the company itself: it ensures that the liner you wait. At the exit of the ship - a lot of local guides.
View from the upper deck.
What's included in the cost of the trip: cruise, airfare, hotel the day before (it is not necessary, but ideally should arrive at least one day), internet on board and paid the restaurant. The author and his wife turned out about 230 thousand rubles for two - it's $ 2,200 for the cruise, 24 thousand rubles for a flight to Barcelona, the hotel TWO 18+ - 7000 for two with breakfast, internet - $ 170, a restaurant on board - $ 40 other on-board expenses - about $ 100. The cost of the cruise includes: cabin, all meals at the buffet and in some cafes throughout the ship, all the entertainment, including slides, surfing, laser tag, and all shows, swimming pools. You need to pay for the alcohol package, paid restaurants, spa, tours, casino. satellite internet package you need in advance, no later than three days, buy at the official site. Day access on a single device costs $ 12.
Than before to buy a cruise, the cheaper it will - ideally do this for 6-12 months. The author said he bought cruise tour operator: so it is possible to find a price that will not be on the site. He advises to check whether the operator as a partner on the official website and whether it is in the register of tour operators specified.
Ideally you need at least a basic spoken English, although the liner has a menu in Russian and many Russian-speaking staff.