The highlights were Taormina, Santa Margherita, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre. Julie and (Kylie) were both outstanding with handling any problems with efficiency and good humour. The guide in Rome was excellent, but we felt guide on excursion ZAD-006 over-emphasized her view on religion. All others had varying degrees of English.
The total cruise ship experience was wonderful – the ship, the crew and shore excursions were unable to be faulted by us. Improvements? Travelling from Milan to Santa Margherita at end of a long trip, then back past Milan to Como, then back past Milan on way to Venice seemed to be back-tracking, the meal in Venice was not up to standard, and Lake Como’s Grand Victoria was booked for a society type wedding so our rooms were not up to World Journeys standard. All other hotels were fine.
Conclusion – overall we loved the total experience with a great group of people who got on very well together and this was only enhanced by Julie’s efforts.