CRUISE OVERVIEW: Cabin: 11051 PH1 Penthouse on 11th floor, mid-ship Dates: 10/22-10/29/2014
Itinerary: Istanbul, Turkey (2 days); Kavala/Philippi, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Santorini, Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Excursions: All were private except in Kavala (Xanthi) where we booked an Oceania tour
We were three ladies sharing a penthouse. We found there to be ample room for us, as well as plenty of closet space and storage. We didn't even use up all of the available drawers. Our butler, Madhan, was outstanding! Loved being on the 11th floor near the executive lounge. We didn't think we'd use it much, but we did. Went there to play cards, get snacks, watch TV on the big screen (seemed to offer more channels than the TV in our room). Used the computers in there to print out our boarding passes, send emails, etc. (internet plan req'd).
We didn't go on an excursion here. We loved Mykonos. Absolutely beautiful setting, and some great shopping in the windy backstreets. Had lunch at one of the port restaurants, and the food was delicious. Took photos with the famous pelican. Everything was so beautiful, and our photos turned out fabulous. Would love to go back and explore more of the island.
We absolutely loved Athens (except for our experience with that first cab driver!). We stayed in a centrally located boutique hotel. Walked to many of the historic sites. Did a ton of shopping in the Plaka and around town. Would absolutely love to go back to Athens and spend a week. Adored all the outside cafes, and the local shopping and restaurants were outstanding.