Cruise Holidays - Attheta Travel

I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Splendour of The Seas - East Mediterranean (10 days)

Customer comments: 10 day cruise on the Splendour of the Seas

... We just love RCI. They did a great job. This was a smaller older ship, but we liked it fine. Our junior suite was perfect. The veranda was very nice size. There were a lot of Europeans on board, but we did not have any problem with them smoking out on our deck from either cabin on our sides. It was a very nice crowd and the crew and staff could not have been more helpful, and somehow seemed genuine at all times. The room attendant was twice as good as any butler we have ever had on lines much more expensive than this one!!!

 The pics are : Venice (3 great days there at the Molino Stucky Hilton) prior to the cruise. The Giants' Staricase at the Doge's Palace, and St. Mark's Square. Then we are dining at a little spot on the canal near the Realto Bridge. The lion is at Diocletian's Palace (from 300 A.D.) at Split, Croatia; our stateroom and one of the great room-service breakfasts we had each morning before our tours; me in Old Town Corfu which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the waterfront in Crete (we loved Crete!!); In Athens we opted for the Acropolis Museum since we had been to the Acropolis before, and the museum is all new, all glass, and you can see current excavations through the glass floors on all 3 levels. It is amazing and the Parthenon is towering above. It is an amazing tour!!!!! The mosaic is from Delos (tour from Mykonos) We did this the last time and loved it so much we repeated it. The marble lions are also from Delos and there was a lot more excavation that when we were there 2 years ago. The ship shot is from Santorini (crowded, congested and hot there). The cable car is a real bottleneck in getting in and out of there. We fell in love with Katakolon and Olympia....much more impressive than we had thought it would be. The last 3 shots are from there: the stadium, lion heads from Zeus's Temple and me at the latter also. Wow, it was amazing!!! The area was beautiful with corn, melons, cotto, wine grapes and olive groves all round.

The cruise was a delight. Only problems were the intensely hot weather (115 the day we were in Croatia with 84% humidity........this continued most days but not quite as hot, finally some cooling at Katakolon). Also the flights, security, and airports in general were awful. Virgin Air prem. economy was not bad, but we had a few hassles and they lost our luggage in Venice for a day and a half. ...