We departed from Athens and disembarked in Istanbul on this small ship with 462 passengers. It was a pleasure trip which was put together to reunite a group of 15 couples, many of whom had attended a semester in college in Athens several years ago.
The service and food were superior throughout the voyage. The ship is beautiful and the amenities on-board are first-class. This is one of the rare instances in which the advertising accurately depicts the product. The staff was uniformly attentive. The all-inclusive aspect eliminated the complication of straightening out complicated bar bills and dinner wine tabs with a group of people.
We were given a tour of the bridge by the First Officer and the Executive Chef gave us a tour of the kitchen operation. There was a formal night in which most of the passengers participated in formal attire.
Bathroom with double sink, shower and tub finished in granite and marble. Walk-in closet with full length mirror and multiple drawers. Large and comfortable bed with sufficient luggage storage beneath and dresser. Sitting room divided from bedroom by curtain with couch, two leather chairs, table, foot rest/cocktail table, minibar, built-in wooden cabinets, recessed TV, and drawers. Over-sized balcony with two large chairs and footrests and table.
The Acropolis of Lindos offers a spectacular view of the multicolored Aegean Sea. This trip is not to be missed and is about 30 minutes from the port.
A Seabourn evening of classical music in the ruins of Ephesus outside of Kusadasi, Turkey was spectacular. The moon came up over the coliseum on cue and the candle lit tables, wine and music were perfection.