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Aegean Odyssey Review

4.0 / 5.0
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110 reviews
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Old ship, bad choice of stopover at Port Blair, no entertainment

Review for Aegean Odyssey to Asia
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Xambo
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
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I had previous cruises on large ships and thought it would be a change to try a small ship cruise in parts of Asia I had not visited. The Aegean Odyssey cruise from Singapore to Colombo seemed to fit the bill. The 21 day cruise included 2 nights stay in a hotel at Singapore. Checking into the ship was complicated by the fact that we did not secure the Indian visa for the stopover at Port Blair but we were allowed to board after we signed a waiver to leave the ship at Yangon and make our own way to Colombo. I had phoned with the travel agency on whether it is permissible to remain on board the ship during the stopover at Port Blair without the costly visa and the reply was that it should be all right.

Our ocean view cabin was comfortable. The bathroom was small but clean and functional. As noted by other reviewers, the water in the bathroom is frequently rust coloured enough to stain white clothes if you need to wash them. One night a water pipe burst and flooded the carpets on the fourth level so we were without a flushing toilet for close to 24 hours. Entertainment was limited to some lectures on the culture of the far east. During the cruise on the Strait of Malacca the captain warned that we were in pirate territory and as precaution to close the curtains at night to limit visibility of the ship. Food was acceptable and service in the dinning rooms was excellent.. Service was excellent all around. Shore excursions, aside from introductory tours of each stopover, involved long travel times in buses or boats to sites of interest. Enough said; there are better choices available for cruising in Asia.

Response from MichelleD, Customer Services

Thank you for your comments, we note all that you have said and we acknowledge that visas can be costly but we have to comply with the requirements of the countries we are visiting and we...

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Cabin ocean view

Small room with our choice of twin beds, tiny shower and toilet in small bathroom, were clean and comfortable enough. Water not potable but the ship supply complimentary bottle of water per occupant daily.

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