Enjoyed this cruise in spite of some times bad weather. Mother Nature will do what she will do, no matter how much you may wish otherwise.
We were expecting warmer weather than we got in the Mediterranean, but we soldiered on. The ship was an older lady than some and not always the easiest to maneuver, but the staff was nice and helpful and the Captain kept us apprised of any upcoming bad weather as best he could.
The 2nd half of the cruise had the Brits in the majority and the Horizon Menu was very much attuned to that. Lots of chips, (Fries to us US folk) lamb etc.Things on the breakfast menu like fried bread and beans and calves liver and blood sausage, but there was enough other food available that no one starved. If I had any complaint about the food was that it was pretty repetitious at times..
The Library was pitiful. I have NEVER been on a ship with such a small library. Little choice there as well,not even an Atlas to look at.
I loved the Cruise director and his side kick Lydia, she was too cute and his wit was great.
There were many ports that were new to us on this trip and we did different things in the ports we had previously visited. I heard many complaints about the ship from other passengers, but we found it as good as most others.
Our Cabin was toward the front and middle would have been better I think for the rough seas we had, but we did OK. It was a good size room. The cabin steward we had was a woman who often looked overly tired.
Ft Lauderdale was our start off port
Enjoyed walking to the Guggenheim and around the city
Loved this lovely little town and enjoyed the bus ride there.View All 9 Walking Tour Reviews
Cold, but very interesting.View All 35 Stonehenge Reviews
Raining but went to the History of Barcelona Museum in the Quarter and it was fascinating. Would never have found it if not trying to get out of the rain.
Took the train into Rome (14 Euro each)
Walked around the Sea Port area, Very lovely and enjoyable
Loved seeing the monkeys on the Rock.