The first week on board was okay until starting December 2, we had a "hot water" problem in our cabin, which persisted until December 6. This problem ruined the whole cruise. I was stressed out not knowing if I could shower or not. They said (Receptionist Desk) that Los Angeles Office was made aware of this, but to date nobody has contacted me yet about our misfortune in this particular cruise.
Also, we felt there some kind of discrimination when being served compared to faired skin passengers.
3 out of 5
Food and Dining
4 out of 5
Chef"s Table and Mamsen's, fell short of how it is shown on their website. Nothing special about the menus.
Yes, did an optional dinner excursion, food not to my expectations with the money we paid for the excursion. The chicken kebab, the main entrée was over cooked, tough. I did not travel all the way to Athens to eat chicken.
The tour guide was not good at all. We did not enjoy or learn anything good about the Haifa kept on talking about stuff we were not there to see. Supposedly he will bring us to the Summit of Mt. Carmel.
Did optional excursions to Jerusalem and Bethlehem; Nazareth and Sea of Galilee. All together they were fine, except the included lunch were not properly planned. There 5 loads of buses so we have to fall in line to be able to get our food, very unorganized. Also, they took us to Souvenir Shops, where our time was wasted instead of spending more time in Holy Sites.
The included was also very good. We were able to spend a little time inside St Peters Basilica. These 2 latest included tours were so far the best tours we had in this cruise without spending so much money, which we did for the other optional tours we paid for.
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