Just wanted to drop you a note, first of all, to thank you for the bottle of wine and the cupcakes delivered to our cabin. We greatly appreciated the extra touch.
The entire package went very smoothly – everything came together at the right time – no ‘surprises’! All shipboard credits were set up on our room account, exactly as they said. (We also received our credit on the card, too, by the way – for the amount they offered.) The rear balcony cabin worked out just fine: quiet, great view from the elongated balcony, little movement. The only downside was the fact that the rear of the ship is extremely far from the elevators and stairs, but the exercise was good for us!
The destinations were all quite enjoyable. We booked 5 tours through RC and they were all excellent. All guides were well informed. They made communication simple and all were easy to understand. We learned a lot on each of the tours, especially Ephesus. On Santorini we had issues with high winds on the island, so the cable cars were not always working. We ended up walking down that donkey path to get to the dock. Quite an experience! Onboard, they even offered to refund your money earlier in the day, and not do your tour, due to weather conditions. I’d say very few people took advantage of the offer. We cruise guests are a hearty lot.
We especially enjoyed the company of our fellow passengers. This is not a cruise for you if you feel the need to share a week with a lot of folks strictly from the USA. And we loved it! For instance, it was not unusual to dine at a lunch table with guests from 3 other countries – from all over the world. All it took was an opening common bond type of comment and the conversation just rolled along. At our evening assigned dining table we hit it off with a young couple, we traded email addresses, and actually made contact with each other several times since we got home. And we’re constantly amazed at the number of people who speak at least a little conversational English, and at how many people actually know where New Jersey is.
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Thank you again for everything.0