Islands and Icons.Istanbul to Venice.5th-15th August: Riviera Cruise Review by Sigaco
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Islands and Icons.Istanbul to Venice.5th-15th August
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
The entertainment was excellent and run very well by Andy Heath our cruise director.We loved the shows starring the Jean Ann Ryan Company, especially the lead singer Elias Hendricks. Being a smoker I was pleased to see that we had two great places to smoke. One being on the pool deck and one at the entrance to Horizons which was inside but far enough away from others so it wouldn't bother them. We had tenders into Santorini and Zakynthos which were regular and we never had to queue and also shuttles into Corfu and Dubrovnik organised by the Port Authorities which were also regular and once again no queues. We had to miss one port of call,Durres in Albania due to the clearance underneath the ship on entering being only 6.5 metres and not the required 8 metres so we ran a risk of grounding. We went straight onto Kotor and nearly everyone was really happy to spend two days there as it is such a beautiful place. We loved the afternoon tea in Horizons,the captains cocktail party where the champagne flowed and my mother enjoyed the putting green and her afternoons playing bridge. Our Captain was Gunnar Romtveit and I had many a chat with him. All the officers and staff were friendly and made you feel special.Disembarkation in Venice was quick and efficient and was a very sad moment. It was awful having to say goodbye to so many many wonderful people such as W Andre Allen who was the artist from the Artist Loft who I became good friends with. Truly a fantastic experience and can't wait to Cruise on the Riviera again. Less
Cabin review: B18096 Verandah Stateroom
Large stateroom.lots of wardrobe space and draws.great balcony. lovely sofa and table and also large bathroom with bath and shower and lots of storage space. No noise and didn't feel any movement of the ship.Read All Verandah Stateroom (B1) Reviews >>
A Majestic Princess indeed!
Great itinerary but no repeat ...