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Air Canada did what Air Canada does. Poor food, and a 3 hour delay on the tar mac, scrunched in a corner with a cricket team. Hotels: Edinburgh was the best part of the trip - mostly because of 3 interesting, but rushed tours. London was fancy and better maintained, but the excursions were optional and overpriced. (We were across the street from the British Museum)! The ship is dated, but might appeal to older passengers. New tenders are a must, if Northern ports are to be included. There is no wrap around deck for walking/talking. Due to inadequate tenders and inclement weather, my $10,000 cruise resulted in 5 missed ports, a cabin with thin walls, exposed rusty pipes (and little else). The ports offered in exchange were often travelled by myself and many of the guests so, of little interest or adventure. Shore excursions were generally included, but not all - (as advertised.) Entertainment was mainly covered by a few excellent speakers, and Richard's awesome cabaret. It saved the trip. The overworked Crew were amazing. Many thanks. Are they ever allowed off the ship? Visas should be provided for them. Would I sail with Voyages To Antiquity again? Do pigs fly?

Missed Ports - Few Returns

Aegean Odyssey Cruise Review by 22Sailings

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Air Canada did what Air Canada does. Poor food, and a 3 hour delay on the tar mac, scrunched in a corner with a cricket team.

Hotels: Edinburgh was the best part of the trip - mostly because of 3 interesting, but rushed tours. London was fancy and better maintained, but the excursions were optional and overpriced. (We were across the street from the British Museum)!

The ship is dated, but might appeal to older passengers. New tenders are a must, if Northern ports are to be included. There is no wrap around deck for walking/talking.

Due to inadequate tenders and inclement weather, my $10,000 cruise resulted in 5 missed ports, a cabin with thin walls, exposed rusty pipes (and little else). The ports offered in exchange were often travelled by myself and many of the guests so, of little interest or adventure.

Shore excursions were generally included, but not all - (as advertised.)

Entertainment was mainly covered by a few excellent speakers, and Richard's awesome cabaret. It saved the trip.

The overworked Crew were amazing. Many thanks. Are they ever allowed off the ship? Visas should be provided for them.

Would I sail with Voyages To Antiquity again? Do pigs fly?
MDaniels, Customer Services has responded
We very much regret to learn that you did not enjoy your cruise. We have worked hard over the years to create a relaxed on-board ambience which, together with our varied and exciting itineraries, has led to a huge “Odyssey Club” membership that continues to grow rapidly. Unfortunately, changes to a cruise programme may sometimes be required either before departure or en route; and we state in our booking conditions that the Captain reserves the right to make such amendments if he has no option but to do so. Under those circumstances we arrange alternative stops/excursions to make up for any omissions, and we believe – from passenger feedback – that these arrangements have been implemented very successfully to date. However, we appreciate that the cruise did not live up to your own personal expectations and we are very sorry that was so.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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