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We sailed on Mercury end August 2007 to Alaska, we found her to be a beautiful ship, we were CC cabin on Penthouse deck, very clean and comfortable. Food was 1st class in the restaurant and we were very happy with everything. I'm sure you'll enjoy - you could read my review which was posted here in Sept last year.
Review I have just read from last week "We were just off Mercury this past Sunday, after 29 days onboard. She is a lovely ship, with a very elegant feel to it. The soft goods (bedding, towels, etc.) were excellent, and the furnishings, both in our cabin or around the ship were in great condition.
One of things that had changed for the better, was the replacement of outdoor tables and chairs on the Aft, Deck 11. They are now all teak. It has made this venue extremely nice.
This was our 8th time on this particular ship, and we'll be on Mercury again in September"
As for food: Dining features include a Deli, Pasta and Pizza Bar, Sushi, cooked to order omelets, Coffee bar.
Bar Service includes the usual venues plus a, Champagne Bar, Michaels Club, and one of the best Martini Bars afloat.
Buffet: The Mercury offers the same casual dining service in the buffet. You can either make a reservation and be waited on by a waiter, assistant waiter, etc; or just show up for the self service buffet. It is a Celebrity ship - you cannot go wrong.
Hello, Many thanks for your quick response to my question, we are now feeling a little more relaxed about the holiday.
Hi Former Mercury passenger Aldrich,
Many thanks for your feed back, it certainly sounds as though we will not be disappointed. When one reads so many conflicting reports you wonder if you have done the right thing. Our minds are now put at rest.
Once again, many thanks.