It can get hot and the old diesel and grease smells still permeate the lower levels of the ship. That being said my son was thrilled to crank a 50 mm turret gun around and up and down and climb on top of an old torpedo. If you stay over night try to find a bunk in the small side rooms or you could end up in a hallway. Also, if you want to get up in the night, pick the bottom bunk as they are stacked 3 or 4 high and are on chains: if one upper bunker moves, everybody moves. And set up your bunk early, because when lights are out, they are out. Beware that it is physically challenging to navigate up and down ladders and compartments. The food was blah, but I guess that makes it more authentic. Morse Code seminar was fun and special program staff was great. Other staff clearly has no military background or knowledge. Sleeping on the battleship was a fantastic adventure for our cub scout pack. For the foodie, go to a local Portuguese market (like Portugalia) for some great olive oil and authentic Portuguese food.
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