Written on: 17/06/2009 by Evil Levi (1 review written)
Incredibly affordable. Long time at each port. Small boat equates to better interaction, personalized service, relaxed staff, etc... Great lunches and dinner - 6 or 7 course meals!! Wine - many varieties and very inexpensive. Honest staff...helpful staff...expecially if you want to do your own land trips, beach days, off the beaten path stuff...cuz that's what they do on their days off! And...the destinations are incredible!
If you are into shows and rely on entertainment on your boats...this wont work for you. This cruise is about leaving port at 10pm and arriving at the next port at 8am. When you are at port...you are sightseeing, renting a car, playing at the beaches, gambling, etc... You'll get back to the boat by 7pm...eat dinner until 9pm...have one drink in the small lounges...go out on the decks and watch the view as the boat sail to sea...then you'll drop of exhaustion and do it again the next day! So...I don't think entertainment on the boat is required! But...then again...if you just want to hang on the boat the whole time...this wont work for you. Also, only one black jack table...but everyone is so beat by doing a day of sightseeing/etc...we were the only people who played each night!
YES, YES, YES...Classic International Cruise is a wonderful cruise. This ship, the crew/staff, the destinations, the pricing, the itineraries/ports, etc...we are EXCELLENT. Just the right allowance of time and freedom to surely pack each and every day. Only Albania was diappointing...I should have taken the offered shore excursion. Trust me on this one.