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  2. Please remember to include the following topics: the food, the service, ship decor, entertainment, the itinerary, any special crewmembers you met, what you liked best about the ship - and what you think needs the most work.

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  4. An email address is not required, but we may want to contact you. It will NOT be shown unless you put it in your review text - we will absolutely not add you to any lists.

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