We live in Lisbon and wanted a cruise that had our beautiful city as a port of call. It was a very unique experience to come into Lisbon by sea as the navigators of the past several centuries. Off all the ports of call, Lisbon was by far the most beautiful to cruise into...no bias there.
The itinerary was quite nice and all the excursions surpassed our expectations.
I must say the the absolute best service was from your dining room waiter and assistant. Always attentive, always helpful, polite, patient, professional with a great sense of humor.
We had a beautiful suite that was very spacious. Our room attendant (Keith) was very friendly and kept our room tidy. Only on the first day, I wanted to make coffee and the machine was dusty and the coffee bags were open. That was a bad first impression that he quickly resolved. We requested slippers to wear around the room but we were told that they no longer provided them. It took some work on our part but someone finally arranged a pair of slippers for each of us. I think it was the suit guest Concierge, Nadja...awesome lady. Not sure why they discontinued such an inexpensive but useful amenity especially for suite guest who pay a premium.
We took the Panoramic Cartagena tour. We had a brief bus tour of the city followed by a visit to a Roman Amphitheater and adjoining museum with amazing Roman artifacts found in the excavation of the site. Very impressive. We had some free time and enjoyed local beer and tapas.
We took the Valencia and San Jose Caves tour. The city is beautiful and I would like to return. The San Jose Caves was a very nice experience and a welcome reprieve from the heat. We spent about an hour touring the caves, part on foot and some in a boat. Very impressive and beautiful. It is considered Europe's longest under water river.