We wanted to see Turkey but don’t do bus tours. We found this cruise which met all of our desires. Each port was a highlight but Kotar, Croatia, Athens, Istanbul, and Venice were superb. Excellent food, thermal spa, and exceptional service. Top notch all around.
We were a bit critical in that the pre-excursion tour was the same as our day one tour on the ship which we canceled but we were too late for a refund. Having said the the pre-excursion was great.
Post excursion in Venice far exceeded expectations. We originally thought we would be at the Hilton but ended up at Marriott with their own island. The island was idyllic with convenient shuttle to San Marcos. We did our own thing which included exploring Venice and taking water bus to Murano and Burano. Water taxi to transport center and then van service to airport was very efficient. Travel on water taxi was like we were in a James Bond movie