We were really looking forward to this cruise as it seemed to offer everything we wanted to see and experience in the Far East. How wrong we were! The embarkation, immigration and disembarkation used up so much time on many of the days ashore that we were unable to do much of what we had planned.
Many of the ports were miles away from the main attractions, for example we docked at Laem Chabang which meant we had a four hour drive to get to Bangkok. This meant eight hours was spent on a coach.
At Koh Samui, it was even worse as the ships tenders weren't used (which contradicted the presentation given by the excursions officer) and so we waited for three hours to get ashore. The queue was so bad to return to the ship that the 16:00 departure time was delayed by over two hours to ensure the massive queue (that extended the length of the pier at Nathon) could return.
Our cabin was lovely and the steward always helped us if we required anything.
Superb day seeing the many limestone islands