We flew into Abu Dhabi for a 2 night stay before the cruise to Rome through the Suez Canal.
We had an ocean view and thoroughly enjoyed the stateroom. We enjoyed the facilities on the ship. The entertainment in the theatre was good to excellent. I suppose it depends what your personal preferences are.
We enjoyed eating the excellent food in the MDR, meeting new people and listening to their adventures.
We won a meal in the Italian restaurant. It was very good.
We met up with people to do the trivia and had good fun.
We called in at Muscat in Oman, we just had a walk along the waterfront.
We did a trip to Petra from Aqaba, Jordan, it was amazing. A must do trip, even though it was not cheap.
We sailed through the Suez Canal without a narration onboard. This was disappointing. Also when we entered the Mediterranean there was no mention of the event!!!
We called into Athens and got the Ho-Ho bus to the Acropolis. A very worthwhile trip. After seeing the sights at the Acropolis we got back on the bus and did a city tour. We got the admission halfprice into the Acropolis because we are seniors and proof we were EU citizens.
We then called in to Katakolon. This is a lovely beachside resort. Bars and restaurants facing the sea, tourist shops in the street behind. We got the train to Olympia, we also got halfprice admission to the museum and Olympic site.
We ended the cruise in Rome, after 15 nights.
We have been on this ship before and found some of the changes ie no happy hour, the changes in the casino plus the prizes won for trivia were disappointing.