We choose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact it sails from Dover, close to where we live. We had never been to 4 of the ports, and so were looking for new experiences, we had visited 3 already, so knew what we wanted.
We had cruised last year with FO to Norway...what a difference!
Good bits....the restaurant staff were the usual helpful, attentive and able selves.
Te cabins are small, but adequate for a cruise when temperatures are lower....not sure how good it would be in the tropics. It was compact, clean, with 2 sealed portholes, bath shower etc.
My parsimony paid off...going for deck 4 rather than a suite on Decks 7 and above meant that in bad weather we were nearer the ship's centre of gravity, and thus minimised pitching and rolling.....
Cleaning and servicing good
Its a container port, but there are buses and a metro to Oporto
Pleasant town to wander around and have a drink or meal
Old Town easily accessed by local bus if you paid £10 to get to the harbour gate
Moored near town and public transport...good access along coast for public transport
Scruffy, run down and siesta time!
Embarkation good, disembarkation less efficient, but that is due to the Port of Dover, not FO
Close to the town and public transport to the Old Town (Vagueta)