We ordinarily cruise with Crystal but as we liked this Middle-East itinerary we decided to try a smaller ship. As my husband is confined to a wheelchair; accessibility of all areas of the ship and the layout of the suite was important.
We found the embarkation process very good and speedy. As with Crystal, the wheelchair cannot be simply wheeled onto the ship and entry through the kitchen is not the greatest first impression. But such is life in a wheelchair.
The location of the mid-ship suite was good for us. (Never again on Crystal
Lots of cupboard space. Great bed and bedding. Grubby ceiling.
Our bathroom was not wheelchair friendly. A person confined to a wheelchair
cannot access the basin comfortably and has to park next to it and then
twist his/her body to use it. Not acceptable. A suitable shower commode chair
was not provided (my husband could not get onto it because the side arm was not
removable). As a result, we had to use the fold down chair but because of
no pull down grab rail on the one side we had to park our wheelchair in the shower so that my husband could balance.
Took the shuttle into the city. Very easy and cheap to take a horse-drawn buggy to see the little historic sights that the city has to offer. The city is intriguing although full of litter but worth a visit.
Very clean. Easy to get around. Souk worth a visit.
Great for a short visit