We chose this cruise as friends had booked and we wanted to join them. We had only done 1 cruise before, and it was 5 star, with 210 passengers. People told us not expect the same but we were pleasantly surprised, we loved it!
From the time we checked in to embark it was efficiency plus.This is a well oiled machine.
We were not cruising to sit on the deck on a lounger in the hot sun and didn't get into our swimsuits even once. We were there for the offshore visits and to return to a lovely cool air-conditioned ship. We were wined, dined, entertained, and in bed about 11pm! The dining was exceptionally good which again was unexpected. the cleanliness of the boat, the service, the staff, 99 percent were fantastic. The shows reminded us of trips to Las Vegas.
Our room was "aft" and we had a balcony at the back which gave a fantastic view when sailing away. the room itself was fine. The bed was to die for comfortable as were the pillows. the wardrobe had a generous number of coathangers, and storage was ample. we kept the area between bed and deck, which was our largest space, clear of clothes etc and never felt cramped or crowded. the bathroom had generous storage for a small room and the shower was really nice to be under.
ate lunch with motor local family then walked to Old town, this was the best excursion
a very good day trip, traffic is terrible in Taormina
very enjoyable, lots of people in August!
this was a tour to La Sagrada Familia but not inside,and then city with some free time. we stayed in the city til later and taxied back to boat. excellent and nice to be walking without a bus load of people, browsing around La Rambla.
we toured the rock and saw the famous monkeys, st Michaels cave, and the Great Siege tunnels, an excellent tour
our least enjoyable day as the boat was late getting in, we had a long bus ride to Portvenere and then 25 mins to get lunch and board the boat to see Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre was nice but very crowded. a long day and back late
would have been better to walk around Corfu, easy