I chose this cruise because our agent was able to tie it in well with a land trip we were doing earlier. It also included many places that I have always wanted to visit, and some I hadn’t heard of too. When booking we were not told it was 2 back to back cruises, but this did have an effect on the cruise. Ports included were:- Salerno, Kotor, Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, Athens, Santorini (substituted with Corfu), Kotor, Messina and Naples.
Our documents told us that we wouldn’t board until 1pm, but our shuttle dropped us off around 11am. We were pleasantly surprised that they were already boarding groups and we didn’t wait more than 1/2 hour in the terminal before going onboard.
First thing we notice about our balcony cabin was that the bed looked soft and inviting. And it was.
Avoid this cabin and the ones on either side. They are right below the weights area of the gym, and the noise of weights being dropped at all hours can be irritating.
Our ship tour took us to Lucky store to see a manufacturer of timber veneer work. We the. Had an hour to stroll and as we were near an old gate entry to the old town. The old town is lovely and clean and easy to walk around. Unfortunately our bus broke down on the way back to the ship and it took an hour for the replacement to arrive. Luckily we were not worried about the ship leaving without us due to it being a ship excursion
Some viewpoints but too hot to do the walk through the old town. We opted to find our own way through the old town
Overpriced and overrated place. Glad I’ve been, but glad I didn’t waste too much money..
We didn’t get there due to excessive wind making it unsafe to tender ashore.
Unless you booked a tour, the town of Messina was not of huge interest