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Aegean Odyssey Review

Fri 4 Aug 2017

Our Cruising Specialist, Karen, recently travelled to the port of Dublin to experience the Aegean Odyssey. Read her exclusive review:

We arrived at Dublin Port to meet Aegean Odyssey on a beautiful July morning. Whilst being a small ocean ship, she is still very impressive in appearance and upon boarding we were welcomed to the Charleston Lounge offering very relaxed and comfortable seating in which to enjoy a coffee or perhaps something stronger!

I immediately felt at ease onboard and the ship has a very intimate almost cosy feel, whilst maintaining a modern and contemporary design. The cabins onboard are well equipped and spacious with calming décor. Aegean Odyssey offers a good range of single accommodation, over various cabin grades and single guests really are taken care of onboard with a very flexible approach, especially to dining arrangements where guests may choose to sit with others or alone.

My favourite dining venue onboard is “The Terrace Cafe” which offers indoor or Al Fresco breakfast, lunch and evening meal in an informal setting. I enjoyed a wonderful buffet lunch, with so much delicious food to choose from, out on the terrace. There is also a canopy which offers welcome shade from the afternoon heat.

The Marco Polo Restaurant provides a more traditional setting with an open dining policy, so guests may choose their preferred dining time and who they wish to sit with. It was particularly nice to see a number of tables set for two, something which can be limited on other ocean ships.

Aegean Odyssey moored in Dublin Cat E cabin on Aegean Odyssey Cat F cabin on Aegean Odyssey Solo traveller cabin on Aegean Odyssey Cat H cabin on Aegean Odyssey Cat L cabin on Aegean Odyssey The stylish Charleston Lounge Pool on deck Enjoy panoramic views from the lounge Relax and unwind with a good book in the library Enjoy superb cuisine on board

Aegean Odyssey also has a small pool with ample deck space and sun loungers, so there is never an overcrowded feel and plenty of quiet areas where guests can unwind and enjoy a good book. The Lido Bar situated above and overlooking the pool area offers fabulous views of the scenery, whilst enjoying a cooling drink.

Talking of scenery, the top deck Observation Lounge offers a quiet spot to retreat and has a modern, light and airy feel with panoramic views. The onboard library is also a welcome retreat supplied with daily newspapers and a plethora of books to choose from which are rotated in accordance with the destinations visited during your itinerary; a nice touch I thought.

Exciting destinations are of course at the forefront of any Aegean Odyssey cruise and the spacious Ambassador Lounge offers amphitheatre style seating for the lecture programme and shore excursion briefings along with low key evening entertainment. Often local acts are brought onboard to further enhance the destination you are visiting.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time aboard Aegean Odyssey and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in local history and culture aboard a modern yet charming, small ocean ship.

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