Wonderful cruise following the Journey's of Paul: Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by connienbob

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Wonderful cruise following the Journey's of Paul

Sail Date: October 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other
I got the names of all our tour agencies from off the boards of cruise critic and couldn't have been happier.

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 More poured rain, making us aware that we were so lucky. Less

Published 10/30/11

Cabin review: D28238 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Plenty of room. We put the little table into our closet to have more floor space. This allowed much more room for walking. Loved the balcony. We hung out clothes to dry and it worked great. Nice to open our door for a breeze, but a bit too noisy at night when trying to sleep.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We visited our church in Athens which was a highlight for us. We enjoyed the Acropolis and Agora but the Plaka was packed on Sunday. Kind of a flea market with too many locals out for the day.

Taking the shuttle into Chania was a wise thing to do. The walk to the harbor was beautiful and fun to visit the market shops.

Abraham Bresler met us in Haifa and we had a wonderful tour of Nazareth, Galilee area, Caperneum, Mt of Beattitudes, Jordan River with authentic lunch of Falafel. Great day with wonderful tour.
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One day is not enough time for this old city, but we gave it our best try and saw a lot. We loved our guide, Abraham Bresler.

Esra provided us with a great tour of Ephesus and the terrace houses. We loved the Virgin Mary's home and also loved seeing the rug and leather demos. But not if you don't like to shop.
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Loved the tour of Pompeii and the drive along the Amalfi coast with stops in Amalfi and Positano.
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We loved visiting Lindos--a must see. Rhodes old town is a great place to spend time relaxing and enjoying the people, shops and food.
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