We have a cruise to look forward to at last. Following the disappointment of having to cancel our cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse I have today booked a cruise on one of her sister ships, the Celebrity Reflection. It is an Eastern Mediterranean itinerary which starts and finishes in Civitavecchia and has an over-night stop in Istanbul mid cruise.
We have again used an agent from the USA , not because it was any cheaper but because the promotions being offered on the other side of the Atlantic were much more favourable than the ones being offered by UK agents. We also love the fact the deposits are refundable up until final payment in the USA and given we have just lost £1000 on deposits here did sway the decision.
This cruise is perceived as being a holiday rather than an adventure and there currently no plans to go off and do lots of sightseeing. We will probably make the most of the ship and its facilities along with what should be some fantastic weather.
|Monday, August 4, 2014||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||—||05:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 5, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Wednesday, August 6, 2014||Santorini, Greece||02:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Thursday, August 7, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Friday, August 8, 2014||Istanbul, Turkey||07:00 AM||—|
|Saturday, August 9, 2014||Istanbul, Turkey||—||01:00 PM|
|Sunday, August 10, 2014||Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey||11:00 AM||08:00 PM|
|Monday, August 11, 2014||Mykonos, Greece||07:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 12, 2014||Athens (Piraeus), Greece||06:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Wednesday, August 13, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Thursday, August 14, 2014||Naples, Italy||07:00 AM||06:30 PM|
|Friday, August 15, 2014||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||05:00 AM||—|
Our cabin (7268) is on deck 7 and is located on the starboard hump and is exactly the same cabin number we had booked on the Eclipse. This is becoming a favoured location for us as our last cruise on the Silhouette was also in the same location.