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Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

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Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

Just a note to warn people about an Air Canada Vacations.

We booked Feb 12-19th in Varadero Cuba. Iberostar Playa Amelda .

Iberostar Resort in Playa Amelda Rated 4.5 - I would rate it a 2.3

-Cocroaches in room - I was on cockroach watch at nights

- Food Poisioning laid us up for three days along with numerous

other guests including a bridal party from Saint John

- Food variety very poor - Pork or Chicken. Pork was not cooked

properly. There were long line ups for Spagetthi because it was

safe to eat

- Room was dirty - Crack fill patching in different areas

- Beds were like sleeping on plywood- Cheap Mattresses

- Satellite TV - 5 television stations 1 that you could watch (HBO)

remainder in Spanish two of which had soccer all day

- Warm water shower first two days - Cold after that

- Grounds were very messy not well manicured

- Pools were dirty and/or not working

- Lack of medical staff on site when needed .

- Entertainment was poor

- Air Canada ran out of food on the planes both coming to and

leaving Varadero

- Weather was cloudy/rainy all week (no fault of hotel)

-Little to do but read

Waterloo, Canada
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1. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

Why did you post a review of a resort in Cuba on a forum for Mexico? These problems seem to be issues with the resort and not Air Canada. You really need to do your homework before you go to a resort particularly in Cuba where the food is often questionable and the beds are always rock hard even at the most expensive resort. That is why we go to Mexico instead.

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2. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

I will have to agree with Ontario_Sun_Lover. Also you cannot compare Cuba to Mexico lets be serious. Most of you your are with the hotel and not Air Canada so I don't undersand why you will blane Air Canada.

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3. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

Was the price just too attractive to pass up? I heard someone ask recently "How much are you willing to pay for a bad vacation?" I think I would ask -- how much do you need to save to make a bad vacation satisfactory.

Maybe this wasn't the case for you but it's worth a reminder to all of us to research the quality (or have a good travel agent) as hard as we shop the price.

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4. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

I agree with the others, I'm not sure why you would blame a travel agency for issues you had with your resort. I would let them know, I am sure if they have received bad reviews from other travellers they will not be recommending it highly to their customers.

Perhaps the Varadero forum would be a better place to voice your concerns, as I don't think a lot of people on RM forums frequent Cuba. You may also want to post a review on TA for the resort warning others, if that is your intention.

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5. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

I have people blaming me for bad weather when they choose to travel during hurricane season - proves to show you can try and blame an agent for anything!

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6. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

That post should be removed and moved to the Cuba forum

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7. Re: Worst Vacation Possible - Never again Air Canada

I'm going to hope this person accidentally posted in the wrong forum. Going on the assumption that - as a new, first-time poster, he just screwed up. A resort review would be a great thing for him/her to do at this point, since this post is never going to be read by anyone looking for inforation on this resort.

rubyq - booking thru you means I'm guaranteed good weather? Wow, what a bonus!