Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by connienbob
- Sail Date: October 2011
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
We used Tourofitaly in Naples and had great guides in Pompeii who really knew the history. We also loved the Amalfi coast. We were glad we were in 3 vans rather than 1 big bus.
We used Abraham Bresler in Jerusalem and the Galilee. He really knew his stuff and we loved all the sites and our visits there.
We booked with George in Rhodes and went to Lindos and old town Rhodes. Had a great guide and a great time.
We used Esra in Kusadasi, Turkey and also in Athens, Greece. Again we had very knowledgable guides and great tours.
We spend the half day in Chania on our own. The city provided shuttle buses for 3E roundtrip and we loved walking to the harbor and seeing the Italian influence on this Greek island. A beautiful town.
We felt so lucky to have pefect weather for tours and no rain at all until the day we disembarked--it poured rain, making us aware that we were so lucky.
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