Our cab driver pulled up to the dock and we could not believe how beautiful the Galileo was. Luckily, he recognized the Greek spelling for Galileo and drove us right to the gangplank. The crew and staff offered friendly and premium service from the moment we arrived and through the entire cruise. Passengers were allowed to be casual and comfortable. The food was delicious, authentic, plentiful and in true Greek fashion they begged us to take more. They were graciously able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Our cabin was comparable to the hotel room we stayed in while enjoying Athens. Our plan to see the Greek Isles was cancelled due to high winds. Day by day we would learn the new itinerary and next adventure. The stops that they found for us were outstanding and included many sites of historic significance. Lion Gate, Olympia, Monemvassia, and more. The excursions and entertainment were well planned. Every port people would run over with cameras to see our ship. By the end of the trip we were all convinced that small ship travel was the way to go. Passengers who started out as strangers became friends. Some of us will be visiting each other in Australia, UK, and US. Most importantly, as women traveling alone we felt safe. We are looking forward to our next adventure with Variety Cruises.
At the start of the trip our cabin was wonderful and comfortable. The bathroom large and plenty of storage to get organized. The wait staff was amazing. I think more is learned about a company by the way they handle a problem. Midway into our trip our room acquired an awful odor. The chief engineer, hotel manager, and staff worked diligently to repair it and make us comfortable. While we lost two days in our cabin, the crew did everything they could imagine to make us happy. After the fact, Variety Cruises is giving us a partial refund and discount on our next cruise for our troubles. While the cabin odor problem was awkward, these things happen. We are happy with the way the problem was resolved. We look forward to our next adventure with them. We continue our love for the Galileo, our adventure there, and the crew. Next time we bring our husbands with us!