April 2014 - Norwegian Jade to Europe - Mediterranean
Our 10-day Mediterranean cruise was a wonderful trip. The sites visited, Olympia, Ephesus, Athens and the Acropolis, Istanbul, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast were interesting places of history, and we were able to spend time in Rome before the ship sailed too. Some of our land tours were secured through NCL, but not all. Except for having tour guides who used headsets and radios while walking the sites, there wasn't much difference. Personally, Ephesus is the site most memorable, and shouldn't be missed if you're planning this cruise and need to be selective. With some research and independence, you can probably see everything in Istanbul without a guide, because there are many modes of transportation to get your around. We paid extra for a penthouse cabin, and the extra amenities that came with that were totally worth it, expecially being able to have breakfast and lunch at Cagney's every day.