Sail Date: September 01, 2011 Cabin Type: Balcony Reviewed: 5 years ago
The embarkation process was painless. Very quick to obtain our stateroom key and ship passes and we were on the gang plank in no time. This was also true when we disembarked 7 days later, it was all done in 15 minutes. The ship is in good shape with a nice variety of beverage and meal areas. A nice amount of activites were also on board.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
The evening meals in the formal dining room were excellent with a good variety. The meals in the Windjammer informal area were adequate but lacked some imagination. The availability of fresh fruit was appreciated.
3 out of 5
The variety of entertainment was appreciated but difficult to remember what was going on when and where. It would be helpful if some screens containing ship's information were available around the ship. The ice skating show was terrific!
The Doge palace and San Marco square is a must but after that it was nice to walk away form the crowded tourist area , over the Rialto Bridge and explore the quieter and less expensive streets of San Croce and San Paolo. The gellato is always a must!
The secrets of Ravenna was a waste of time unless you are or wish to be a student of mosaics. Finding a place to have lunch was difficult and perhaps would be advisable to return to ship for better value.
We opted for the bike excursion in this port which was excellent. The tour guide was very knowledgable about Koper's history and also was a very experienced bicyclist. The bikes were of above average quality for the types of roads .. The town of Koper is both old and new and very pretty setiting along the adriatice sea.
Don't Miss: biking.
the old town is a must as well as walking the walls of the old city. If you do this, bring water and a hat or umbrella to protect oneself from the sun and heat. One excursion availabe was seakayaking which was available either through the ship or on land. This activity appeared to be popular and would provide a wonderful Adriatic experience.
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