Today we’re on a cruise for the first time, but this is been such a poor experience I wonder why people do it at all. We were excited and read everything from the cruise company, many reviews and watched videos from cruisenews, Emma, and Gary. Before this, I was thinking hey - we can cruise to the Arctic circle or go transatlantic instead of flying, but now I’d really have to think. What sort of resort could I have flown or driven to for the same money. That option looked better and better throughout the trip.
First I have to admit that I made a mistake. I should have booked with a travel agent instead of directly. I thought that, well hotels and resorts appreciate when you book directly - it saves them money.
Pre-cruise there were some problems with insurance but I figured it out eventually. So the day before we drove down from Vienna and spent the night in Ljubljana before continuing to Trieste.
The cabin and food are OK and the staff is very nice, the management choices are short sighted and have put the staff in terrible positions.