It was last minute decision on my return from Greece to Cappadocia, where I was temporarily living that I booked on the 4-day cruise from Fetihye to Demre (in Oct 2014 – another late review, sorry!)
I was a bit hesitant for several reasons the weather forecast wasn’t looking so good, I was travelling on my own and didn’t want to be the lone single amongst a bunch of romantic couples, and being a more mature traveller, I didn’t want to get stuck on a party boat.
I needed have worried on any account – it really an awesome experience For starters, the weather gods played nicely and we only had a bit of rain on the last day, but it wasn’t a problem as they had several good sized areas where we could shelter.
We had a such a good mix of people on the boat – in terms of nationalities and ages which I really enjoyed. There seemed to be a high proportion of Aussies but they were all good sorts! We had a cool Turkish couple from Istanbul, a Danish couple, an English lady, an American couple and me (the Kiwi/American). Our ages ranged from 19 to 75 (or so). It really was a great mix of fun, accommodating people without any obnoxiousness.
The staff on the boat were very professional and friendly. The food was just awesome – better than I had expected.
I was a bit worried about the coziness of the cabin (especially when I found out I would be sharing with a young Aussie bloke) but while cozy as expected, they were reasonably sized, with cupboards for your stuff and places for your bag. The bathroom was big enough to swing a cat (if you were inclined) and clean.
It was just a tad bit too cold for me to jump in the water (having gotten used to the warmer Asian waters) but the clarity and colour of the water was just gorgeous. If it had been earlier in the year (ie warmer), I would have happily jumped in.
Overall – this was a great cruise and I’m so glad that I cast away my doubts and signed up.
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