Victoria Swale review 31 Aug 2015
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Swimming and snorkelling in the Mediterranean. Lovely food on the boat.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Bring sea sickness pills, ear plugs, portable batteries for charging devices and plenty of sunscreen.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
A little perhaps
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
To improve it, leader should learn people's names, and engage with the group better. We had a large cockroach in our cabin one day. Even before that I was not sure when the bedding had been washed last. Better to moor in quiet bays rather than noisy light-filled towns. While the food was very good for the adults, on several days it would have been better to have had a child friendly alternative, eg without the sauce, and an alternative to fish. An honesty system would be nicer for the cold drinks. Availability of snacks would have been good, perhaps some of the leftovers could have been used instead of being instantly thrown away. A shame that water glasses and water were cleared away so fast after meals. Cabin would have been better with adequate (led) lighting, and many more hooks (hard to keep stuff tidy). And the window had no
catches and only a broken snorkel to hold it open. But bathroom better than expected. Would have liked to be allowed much more time in the Saklikent Gorge.
Read the operator's response here:
Dear Dr Swale
Re Trip – Family Cruising the Turquoise Coast
Thank you for your feedback regarding the above holiday, forwarded to us by Responsible Travel.
We are sorry that you were disappointed with a few aspects of the cruise, although you found the overall experience enjoyable, and we really appreciate your suggestions for improvement. We have passed these on to our local agent, who will discuss them with the crew to see if the changes you’ve recommended can be implemented, especially in regards to the food and drink.
We haven’t had any issues with noise before, but we have also reminded the crew to be more mindful of this, and to moor somewhere quieter if possible. Please let us assure you that all the bedding is changed prior to each departure.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact us and I do hope we can welcome you and your family on another tour in the near future.