We were guided by our Cruise company to book this one as it fitted the dates and they said it was a good itinerary and lovely ship.
The departure city, Venice is breath taking and it is worth spending time having a look around or booking an extra night before or after, but be careful where you stay as lugging suitcases around Venice over bridges is not easy.
The Ship, looked nice until you got closer, there was lots and lost of maintenance going on, frayed and lifting carpets on stairs and busy places, broken chairs, beds etc, dirty windows you could not see out of.
Spacious, red and had working air conditioning. However the sheets were too small for bed and came off every night, their were areas where maintenance had not been kept up and even after reporting took a week to get them in to sort, (end of cruise!).
The balcony size was amazing, but it is to the back of the ship so you do get the vibrations when the ship is travelling through the night, but if you are a heavy sleeper this will not disturb you.
What a place, to view, stroll around or just to sit and watch the world go by, even more amazing is sailing out of Venice, Oh my gosh, it is a sight that you have to see, the pictures in books do not do it justice. Amazing and well worth a whole weekend of just looking around. The churches are breath taking too.
Not much here, to see anything you had to do an excursion, we did not, our friends did, 1.5 hours on a coach with very poor air con in temperature of 33 - 34 degrees, not pleasant.
The UNESCO site was great, but far too many people and no shade. Better to go out of school holidays when things are a little quieter.
There is a quaint village, people were friendly and you can walk there from the port. It was nice, but gets very very hot by 10 am, so go early or late. They did have a small beach to one side with the fish that nibble at your dead skin, it was strange to swim in a sea with little fishes nibbling at you!
We did not port here due to adverse weather and sea swell, however we were informed by a few staff this happens regularly, so consider this if it is one of you must see's on the list if MSC is the right one if they miss so many times!
We were told it is amazing,, breathtaking, something you have to see...... sadly it is still on our to do list!
Nothing there to do really, just a hot place and lots of walking as the town is not near the port! Hot, ugly, waste of stop.
Once you get into the old town, you have a wealth of history and places to go, well worth a tour if you only have limited time there. The trip around the walls of the city is amazing but for those who do not like heights there is one part where there is quite a drop and it can give you the wobbly knees!
Again a must see on your bucket list. But go early as by 11am it is far too busy with people everywhere which takes away from the beauty of Dubrovnik old town. You can also go to one of the islands they are lovely too, but ensure it is a planned trip so you do not miss the ship!
Informative, friendly, lots of stops and information relayed, so worth doing.
Getting some amazing shots and information, just have to remember it all when you get home and sort the pictures out!