Although I have experience with cruising, my review is based purely on observation and not on comparison. We have state balcony room on the concierge level. First and the most striking is a wrongful advertisement as the best cuisine traveling experience/ elegant country style atmosphere . Neither one is correct.
There are numerous flows which popped up as soon as you become more familiar with setting;
Café operation is the biggest bottle neck- inefficient food service. To impress new comers first 2-4 days their staff paid attention - fill your coffee cups/ offer wine during dinner time as soon you get a table. After firs week , their spirit disappeared. During breakfast I chased servers to pour coffee and must wait when someone will show up.
Choose to see Pantheon /and archeological spot, historical sites in Athens.
Very limited excursion time/ not interesting guide with lack of historical information, No free time after tour completion.
Choose to see historical sites. worth if you don't want to stock with long excursions. Upon free time prepare to stay in the line over an hour for cable car which brings you back to the shore. If you want to take 600 steps down be careful. there are slippery with donkey ( used as a carry on|) waste. People fall very easily with serious traumas.
Choose to see Mt Etna and Taormina. Great excursion with different options.
Choose o see historical sites- our excursion included Sites and Lindos- not really worth it. No free time to explore local market but very long drive to the site...
Choose to see historical sites. Guide has very limited knowledge.
Choose to see historical sites. Fast pace excursion with almost no free time
Choose to see the cradle of Christianity. should be very informative tour but its very overcrowd sites. we had OCEANIA EXCLUSIVE tour with 12 people group .Good one but no free time. Only one stop in very fine/exclusive gift store on the West bank side- owners prey on US tourists /very pushy to sell ...
Choose to see the cradle of Christianity. Good tour but be mindful with extra offers from guide to sell what was not included in the tour. For example- extra stop for lunch to particular place where they have commissions instead of giving free time for local shopping.