Trip Review- Treasures of the British/Irish Isles
Our first trip was a cruise through the British Isles. This cruise was advertised as being on an intimate French ship. Since we have cruised all over the world, I can say this trip did not come close to meeting our expectations. The top tier rooms were small and the toilet in the bath room was in a tiny closet, smaller than on an airplane. Half the passengers were French and not Tauck customers, so everything had to be repeated twice. Once in French, then in English. The process of doing a fire drill was poorly done and in fact dangerous since I saw one man fall down three steps and get injured. Tauck did not mention that several ports we needed to tender in; so when the weather turned bad they cancled that port. The food for a French ship was very disappointing, on all seatings, and without a doubt the worst coffee we have ever tasted. There was a Cruise Director who said "she was going to be chained to her desk" for the trip. I went to her desk area 9 different times and never found her there once. Two tour directors were so disorganized and ill-prepared that they were basically worthless when we needed help. One tour director, Phillip was excellent. The poor weather contributed to poorly concieved tours such as on the Isle of Man. Overall we found that this trip is not worth the cost nor the time and would not recommend it at all.