Cruise aborted

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On our way to St. Barts and ultimately Manaus, Brazil, aboard the Olympia Voyager in December ’03, our eagerly awaited “Grand Amazon Cruise” was aborted — a great disappointment to most of the passengers (and we never used our Brazilian visas).

When the company that owned the ship went bankrupt, we were diverted from St. Barts and stranded for 12 days in the outer harbor at St. Thomas. Since St. Thomas has never been one of my favorite places, these were very long, boring days.

The service crew and entertainers on the ship were terrific. They did all they could to make our situation as pleasant as possible. The passengers, on the whole, took the situation in stride and made the best of it.

It’s a shame there aren’t many small ships left. We hate to lose them. The Olympia Voyager was a beautiful ship.

RON JOHNSON
Las Vegas, NV

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On our way to St. Barts and ultimately Manaus, Brazil, aboard the Olympia Voyager in December ’03, our eagerly awaited “Grand Amazon Cruise” was aborted — a great disappointment to most of the passengers (and we never used our Brazilian visas).

When the company that owned the ship went bankrupt, we were diverted from St. Barts and stranded for 12 days in the outer harbor at St. Thomas. Since St. Thomas has never been one of my favorite places, these were very long, boring days.

The service crew and entertainers on the ship were terrific. They did all they could to make our situation as pleasant as possible. The passengers, on the whole, took the situation in stride and made the best of it.

It’s a shame there aren’t many small ships left. We hate to lose them. The Olympia Voyager was a beautiful ship.

RON JOHNSON
Las Vegas, NV