Pride of Place: Seabourn Pride Cruise Review by jolly butcher
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Pride of Place
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
THE PORTS OF CALL. Included Corfu, Taormina, Sorrento, Genoa, Nice, Barcelona, Malaga, disembarking at Lisbon. Briefly we walked around Corfu on our own; Taormina, Sicily; Again on our own, but the shuttle bus took us there, a very pretty and pleasant place to spend some time. Next Sorrento. The main tour we took was for Herculaneum 4 Hour trip very interesting with a good guide for those who have not been it is similar to Pompeii but on a smaller scale--recommended. Its just me perhaps but I generally dislike coach trips but sometimes it has to be done! Genoa on our own again a pleasant walk around. Nice we have been to many times, so we hire a car the purpose was to drive to Villefranche to have lunch at a favorite restaurant "La Mere Germaine" unfortunately the car had to be back for 6pm and there was a long road works queue in Villefranche. This made us decide not to go to visit the Rochchild Villa at Cap Ferrat, as time would run out on us, but we enjoyed lunch in beautiful place. At sea next day, good weather. Barcelona we walked around, as you walk towards the centre, beware of dangerous curb edged with wedges of granite for tripping over, one lady passenger fell over and needed hospital treatment and her holiday was ruined. Another day at sea further quiz session. Malaga our next stop, took tour "Villages of Costa Del Sol" should have taken my own advice and not taken a coach trip, we called at Marbella, not for long, shops closed, by the time we found toilets and bought a newspaper it was time to go to Puerto Banus, nice place but we felt rushed. In the evening, an "Exclusively Seabourn Experience" it was visit to a tapas bar, we were led up 3 flights of stairs to a room that was not large enough for us all to see the Flamenco Dancing, drinks did not flow, a bit slow and a lady next to me had to ask for Sangria, they went off to make it! Could have been better organized.
OVERALL IMPRESSION; Don't get the idea my gripes will stop me having another Seabourn Cruise...it will not!
ENTERTAINMENT; Low key just right for us, pianist and singer "Superfly" friendly Geordies. Name that tune was also good fun. Good cruise Director Tony and his wife Christine FOOD; Mostly excellent, but soft boiled eggs they can't get right, my wife tried twice, lousy porridge, but Silversea is just the same!
OTHER PASSENGERS; Everyone we met was friendly, a great crowd that gelled together so well, the people we met were an important part of this great holiday. Regards to all. Less
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