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Thomson Calypso Review


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Review Details:
Reviewer Name: Andy Mc
Date Of Birth 13/12/59
Past Cruises: None
About Reviewer: First time cruiser only been on Isle of Wight Ferry before !
Destination: Agios Nikolaos, Rhodes Town, Marmaris, Kusadasi, Mykonos
Reviewer Country: Luton
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Ship: Calypso
Review Date: Oct 6, 2009
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Great experience from the word go - cabin was outside standard (603) top deck and right at the pointy end of the ship, very comfortable and clean with a nice big window, Anna kept it spotless all week and also displayed her towelling origami skills which were amazing ! We ate in the restaraunt on the first night and it was excellent but all other nights and days we used the Bistro which was less formal and you could help yourself to a little of everything or have seconds of something really good, the food is fantastic so you really need to consider a serious diet beforehand or you could be having to ditch your whole wardrobe on your return home ! There were even midnight buffets of Indian and Tex Mex food on a couple of nights. The entertainment is superb - special mention for Ericke Embido with his guitar in the Tropical Lounge - lots of variety for everyone. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and what made it better was that it was all genuine, the lovely Babita kept us supplied with drinks and always had time for a chat and a laugh. The ports of call were quite mixed :-
Agios Nikolaos - nice setting and we walked to a street market which was like a mad Cretean car boot sale on a sloping street.
Rhodes Town - lovely historical place with more shops that Luton Arndale centre.
Marmaris - a bit 'in yer face', too many pushy traders trying to get you on their boat, in their bar, in their shop & we didn't like this place much.
Kusadasi - much nicer than Marmaris , genuine fakes advertised for sale & shop signs saying no hassle - which was true, some really good bargains here and they were up for a good haggle at this time of the season , only wish I'd taken an empty suitcase with me.
Mykonos - picture postcard town, but nearly got blown off the hill up by the windmills the day we were there which was Sunday and a lot of places were shut, just as well we only had 6 hours there.
The ship itself was great, loved the Sunshine bar on top deck spent many hours there looking out to sea and drinking the odd gallon of Stella (very good value @ 2.70 a pint). All the bars and restaraunts were very comfortable and you could always get a seat or a sunbed when you wanted. Had a couple of days when it was a bit rough due to windy weather especially the last night coming back from Mykonos when there was some serious involuntary 'deck dancing' going on , but I thought this just added a bit of excitement to the cruise and certainly didn't make me feel bad, the weather during the days though was in the late 70's early 80's.
All in all a really great holiday and would recommend to anyone.

Cruise Positives:
Adults only cruise, smaller more friendly ship, fantastic staff, reasonable drinks prices, excellent food both quality & quantity, great entertainment..... I could go on & on !!

Cruise Negatives:
Can't think of any !