Aegean Odyssey savings

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I took the 14-day cruise “God Created the Kornati Islands,” aboard the 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey, with Voyages to Antiquity (Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 877/398-1460).

The trip, Aug. 23-Sept. 7, 2010, was booked through TravLtips (Flushing, NY; 800/872-8584). (TravLtips, known for booking freighter cruises, has started booking cruise liners but only for cruises of two weeks or more.)

$3,745 included free round-trip air (in my case, from Portland), 10 shore excursions, transfers, prepaid gratuities, and wine with dinner. I was in a “K” standard outside cabin with portholes.

What drew me to the cruise was there was no single supplement! Add to that the free airfare and a one-category upgrade, plus an excellent lecture program, shore tours, delicious well-presented food and a fine, friendly crew to see to your every need, and what more could you ask for?

We sailed from Venice to the Kornati Islands of Croatia and ended up in Athens having visited some of the most beautiful areas on the planet.

With other cruise lines charging up to 200% for a single supplement, this was quite a bargain. A great many singles were on board taking advantage of it.

GEORGE STEINMANN
Salem, OR

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I took the 14-day cruise “God Created the Kornati Islands,” aboard the 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey, with Voyages to Antiquity (Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 877/398-1460).

The trip, Aug. 23-Sept. 7, 2010, was booked through TravLtips (Flushing, NY; 800/872-8584). (TravLtips, known for booking freighter cruises, has started booking cruise liners but only for cruises of two weeks or more.)

$3,745 included free round-trip air (in my case, from Portland), 10 shore excursions, transfers, prepaid gratuities, and wine with dinner. I was in a “K” standard outside cabin with portholes.

What drew me to the cruise was there was no single supplement! Add to that the free airfare and a one-category upgrade, plus an excellent lecture program, shore tours, delicious well-presented food and a fine, friendly crew to see to your every need, and what more could you ask for?

We sailed from Venice to the Kornati Islands of Croatia and ended up in Athens having visited some of the most beautiful areas on the planet.

With other cruise lines charging up to 200% for a single supplement, this was quite a bargain. A great many singles were on board taking advantage of it.

GEORGE STEINMANN
Salem, OR