American Airlines Cruise recommend this cruise and for that they will never get my business again. I have been on numerous cruises Carnival, Princess, NCL & Celebrity and I would pick any of these any day.
We booked an Aura Suite because we wanted this to be a trip to be first class, but we got 3rdclass besides the private sunning area. We were suppose to get priority embarking and disembarking, we got non of that, they can't even put a bottle of free water in your suite even though we didn't have to pay for it on the boat. There was nothing special that you get paying a lot more.
The food was terrible and the only good meal we had to pay an extra $20 euro for a steak which I have never seen in the regular dinning room and only at a specialty dinning. We stopped going to dinner and eating off the boat and bring on food as much as possible. The buffet was worse and the only thing that was edible was the French fries, pizza was marginal.
The cabin was like a regular hotel room, the bathroom was bigger then in the balcony and did have a bath tube. The steward was great but not even a towel animal or a bottle of water in the suite unless you paid for it. I could walk out our door and down the steps to the pool and get one free. Not worth paying for the suite.
Venice is great but this is not really a port unless you go the day before. I do not give this cruise credit for this port. There would be no time to due anything in Venice if you arrived that day.
Nice place would love to go back and have more time.
I am sorry but it looked like we pulled into the ship yard dock, there was nothing around and when I asked the staff on the cruise what there was to do they said nothing. We were at this port longer then the rest and it was horrible. We stayed on the boat when we found out it was a hour walk to the beach in the hot weather. I didn't see any real transportation looking from my balcony.
There was no time, they docked at 8PM and left at 3AM people who paid for the windmill tour couldn't even see the windmills