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Aegean Odyssey Cruise Review by brossm

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Aegean Odyssey
Aegean Odyssey
Member Name: brossm
Cruise Date: September 2010
Embarkation: Athens (Piraeus)
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: M
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Ship Facts: Aegean Odyssey Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Voyages to Antiquity: History and Fun!
Flights and Embarkation: We were pleased with our requested Lufthansa flights, timely transfers and speedy delivery of bags.

Cabin: We were in the smallest class which was adequate for two. The bathroom was spacious with the shelf below. Recommend you bring some washing soap and clothespins as I think everyone did some hand washing. Cabins were very quiet and stable. We were on the gangway deck #4, but didn't notice any problem with offloading noise. If you are on deck #5 you might not want to be near the internet room which is open 24hrs.Room Steward was great. Telephone directories were being redesigned so we never got one.

Dining Rooms: We found the Marco Polo had more gourmet food, but we preferred the views and atmosphere of the open deck of the Terrace Buffet. The sunsets were incredible and our new friends all ate there. Our waiters, Henry and Harun were anticipating our preferences by the third night. Food was mostly good, slightly repetitive by second week. Liked wines.

Excursions:

Well organized, good local guides, wish we could have had some more time. Some were abbreviated because of delayed arrival in port. Delos missed because of rough seas. Only took included tours as we wanted time for local atmosphere and the Beach! Managed to get to Pireaus beach near harbor. Monemvasia beach across from harbor. Rhodes Elli Beach. Agia Nicolias, Crete along Promenade. Kusadasi Ladies Beach and Skithios on edge of harbor. Must admit I skipped one whole day trip in Kusadasi.

Ship Amenities: Found the ship spotless and easy to navigate. Plenty of room to be with friends or find quiet area. Library was well stocked. We enjoyed band and concerts. Spa and gym popular. Internet rates very reasonable, sometimes a wait for terminal. Office staff helpful and especially liked exchanging money on board.

Lecturers were outstanding and mixed easily with passengers. Passengers were all interested in history, literature and archaeology of area.

Summary:

I would recommend "Voyages to Antiquity" to any lover of history and literature. The itineraries are well planned and we wish them success in the future.


Publication Date: 10/06/10
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