We went on the lunch cruise and everything went well. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. The tour guide was informative and you could hear the narration clearly, maybe a bit too loud. We saw a lot of interesting sites. We even got to cruise up close to an old aircraft carrier. The service was also very good.
We chose the lunch cruise over the dinner cruise as it was only about 1/2 the cost.
I only have one complaint about this cruise. We had paid for this cruise at the time of reservation, however, upon check-in we were told we had to pay an additional fee for service. ( There is no mention of an additional fee when you purchase your tickets. ) If this fee is mandatory it should have been paid at the same time you purchased your tickets, not sprung on you when you arrive. The fee was rather steep, based on the price of the entire ticket, and was double what I ever would have left for a tip. This was a buffet and the only thing the servers brought you were drinks. A buffet meal does not deserve as large of a tip as table service. I find it unacceptable that one should have to pay for service before you even receive it. A gratuity is earned, not automatic. This was just in bad taste. They even had the nerve to mention leaving an additional tip before you left.
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