Recently I was invited on board Azamara Quest for a few hours while she was docked in my hometown of Southampton and I took this opportunity to take a full ship tour and, most importantly, check out the accommodations on board.
Azamara is well-known for being a fantastic premium cruise line with immersive itineraries and great onboard dining experiences, making them a great introduction to small ship luxury cruising.
Oceania Cruises is the epitome of elegant but casual travel and offers an experience exactly like nothing else. Created for artisans of leisure and exploration, the sassy ships are renowned for their debonaire ambiance that encapsulates fine living, impeccable cuisine and intuitive service. Imagine The Savoy at sea and you’re getting close. These qualities have been at the forefront of the company’s ethos since its inception 20 years ago. Their six ships are not too ostentatious, nor too hip; they are simply sublime.
I have been to Greece many times but only to the islands and my first visit to the mainland did not disappoint. Athens is a beautiful, vibrant city with so much to see and do. I decided to fly in a couple of days before my cruise to see as much of Europe’s oldest capital city as possible.
There are plenty of excellent hotels and accommodation options in Athens and the city is really well connected via metro links. I opted for an apartment that had a rooftop terrace with a fantastic view of the Acropolis which is even better at night when it illuminates the city below.
A world cruise is one of the most iconic and exciting travel adventures. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which adorns the bucket lists of those with insatiable wanderlust – but rarely an item which gets ticked off.
The entirety of my voyage was purely at sea until we arrived in Bergen on the morning of disembarkation, but we did get to see the city in full that day.
Sales Development Manager Joe spent five days on board Regent Seven Seas Explorer as she sailed from Istanbul to Rhodes, and was blown away by how luxurious the whole experience was. Here's what he had to say about it...
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