We chose this cruise because it left from Colon Panama where and we were visiting friends in Panama. The itinerary was original too. Colon, Cartagena, Colombia, and the ABC islands. As I am learning Spanish, this cruise was a great language immersion experience for me too. The fact that alcoholic drinks were included in the already low price was also a positive. However, the service was not as good as on other cruises, the restaurants staff in general do not show any enthusiasm, and seem a bit bored. On the first evening dinner, we had a couple of waiters that were simply difficult to deal with. We requested a change and had a great pair of friendly waiters for the rest of the cruise. In the buffet, cleanliness seems to be a problem and the table towels appear to be reused without any wash, with visible stains, and a smell that does not resemble that of a freshly cleaned towel. As opposed to the formal dining restaurant where all is up to standard or better. The cabin, an inside one, is surprisingly larger than many other cruise ships, with plenty of storage space. When reported, an issues are quickly resolved. So in summary, this a good cruise ship and line but only if you are not to picky about

Good Cruise but not for the Overly Hygienic

Zenith Cruise Review by racman54

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
We chose this cruise because it left from Colon Panama where and we were visiting friends in Panama. The itinerary was original too. Colon, Cartagena, Colombia, and the ABC islands. As I am learning Spanish, this cruise was a great language immersion experience for me too.

The fact that alcoholic drinks were included in the already low price was also a positive. However, the service was not as good as on other cruises, the restaurants staff in general do not show any enthusiasm, and seem a bit bored.

On the first evening dinner, we had a couple of waiters that were simply difficult to deal with. We requested a change and had a great pair of friendly waiters for the rest of the cruise.

In the buffet, cleanliness seems to be a problem and the table towels appear to be reused without any wash, with visible stains, and a smell that does not resemble that of a freshly cleaned towel. As opposed to the formal dining restaurant where all is up to standard or better.

The cabin, an inside one, is surprisingly larger than many other cruise ships, with plenty of storage space.

When reported, an issues are quickly resolved. So in summary, this a good cruise ship and line but only if you are not to picky about
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Cabin 4158
Great Cabin - very spacious as far a inside cabins go - with plenty of storage space for clothes and thinks. The bathroom is also larger than usual.

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