Anyone wanting to share private tours with us e-mail me at Judyumcer@aol.com
We are leaving from Barcelona 9/22/05 to Istanbul. Have tours reserved for Marseille, Monte Carlo/Nice; and a day trip outside of Rome. Also, Ephesus and Istanbul. All with highly recommended guides.
We were on the Insignia in the Med last October. We loved it so much that we're going on the Regatta in November. The ship just suits us very well.
We like the size (684 passengers); it is large enough to have amenities, but small enough to be easy to get around. We felt like we got to know staff and passengers well enough that there was always a familiar face.
The food was quite good, and we really like the open seating, and the fact that there is no additional charge to eat in the specialty restaurants.
The entertainment was more enjoyable to us than the glitzy (and IMHO mediocre) production shows we've seen on other ships.
Our cabin was well appointed, and the steward very helpful.
At every port, a rep from the local TI got on the ship with maps and info.