We had taken many ocean cruises in the past, but wanted to try the experience of a smaller, more intimate ship. The Mani and her crew did not disappoint! We were very happy with the ports, guides and on ship experience. We took the trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary and the memories, friends we met and ports we visited will be an experience we will treasure. Everything is well planned and executed and the fact that there were only 174 passengers on board, allowed you to get to know people and make you feel like you were traveling with family! There could have been a little more on board entertainment in the evening, but that is just a minor complaint. Days were filled with planned tours and opportunities to explore on your own as well. We only took one other excursion that wasn't included and felt like we had experienced the highlights in each city we visited.
Our cabin was very clean, comfortable and spacious. Although we had a veranda, we were not on it very often. The best views were from the top deck where you could see both sides of the river, so when we had our cruising day we went up there for the best view and pictures.