The sites were fantastic. The ship was very good. The food was very good. The service was excellent. The shore excursions left a lot to be desired. Some were cancelled and the there was little concern by the on board shore staff.
Favorite part and the reason for selecting this one was the cities it stopped at to visit. Improvements on this itinerary would be (1) Notify early on that a Gondola Ride would be available on the first evening in Venice. Had a frustrating time trying to find out how we could get one on our own. And then when it was announced on the website, it was more frustrating making a reservation as it indicated space available but wouldn't accept the credit card. Finally, after numerous tries, we were confirmed. (2) Included excursions/tours were not very desirable. When Florence is listed on the itinerary, one would expect an included tour there. The included tour of Toulon was a waste of time. We bought more excursions than anticipated. It was a very good cruise but recommend not going over Easter weekend as the crowds are overwhelming; example, impossible to walk through the streets of Corfu on Good Friday.
Total Passengers: 930
Built: Jan 2015
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Plan your cruise very carefully. List port times first, then plan your excursions. The earlier in a port you do an excursion the better. Sometimes we ran into the problem that we arrived somewhere, our tour was several hours later but there was not enough time to go ashore & return for the tour. So our free time was compromised.
We started in Bergen so we added a 3 day tour in Iceland beforehand. I would not xtend in Stockholm - too long.
We started in Berge so we went to Iceland first for three day. I would recommend adding a couple days in Stockholm on the back end. Also hire your personal guide for Berlin or you will waste your time.