Overview of Ancient Mystery Cruise
Noordam Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
11 Night Ancient Mysteries (Athens To Istanbul)
Sail date: August 15, 2013
Cabin type: Balcony
Traveled as: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review summaryVery nice cruise. Israel was subsitued for Egypt do to civil unrest in Egypt. Cruise ship food and was very good to excellent. Entertainment was excellent. Israel destinations were educational. Greece destinations are always fun. Istanbul, Turkey was the best surprise. Even though it was obvious I was a USA westerner, the islamic people were warm and very friendly. Shipboard: Wish front desk was more truthful. If you wish to change rooms, forget it. Exchange rate was not that great, but convenient. Internet service was poor quality and expensive. This is due to the crew using the same satellite. Probably little will happen because this is a Gold Mine for the cruise industry. Overall ship was very good for median size cruise ship. Clean and well maintained.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Best breakfast is in the dining room. No need to deal with other aggressive passengers in the Lido, but food there is good. Unlike other larger ships, there are times that food is not available in the Lido.
Ports of call
Istanbul, Turkey Did not visit port