Suez Canal transit was the motivating factor. Loved the idea of going to eight countries with unique culture, fantastic sights and great history. We highly recommend this type of itinerary to others. This was our second visit to Dubai, and was able to refresh our memories. Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth as guests staying in Suites get special service.
Ship was clean and comfortable, however shows its age. Services was very good particularly in dining rooms. We took private tours ,and felt safe and welcomed in every Port of Call. Over night stay in Haifa enabled us to explore public transportation ie use the train.
This was a great experience. Families were traveling to celebrate Passover with friends and relatives. We were able to be in Milan on Easter Sunday following a brief stay on the ship in Venice.
Spacious, nice bed, great views. Comfortable Suite.