The trip itinerary and pace was wonderful. The daily excursions with knowledgeable local guides were educational and inspiring. The ships staff was friendly and always ready to serve us. They were a great team. The food was the most delicious we have ever eaten on a cruise. We enjoyed the 24/7 hot chocolate, water, and sweets. The morning exercises and a walk to a mountaintop monastery led by Sabina were well planned and comfortably paced. Istvan the cruise director was friendly, well prepared, a comfortable speaker, and a funny stand up comic. Alex our room steward kept our cabin clean and tidy. We look forward to another Avalon cruise.