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    Swan Hellenic-value for money

    Impressed as most of the trips on our recent cruise Egypt/Jordan were included in the price and this included all day trips.Also no tipping and bar prices very reasonable-but noticed a class divide between those who chose to dine in main dining and those who dined in the buffet-but each to there own !

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    T'was ever so

    Originally posted by Paleface, Paleface View Post
    Impressed as most of the trips on our recent cruise Egypt/Jordan were included in the price and this included all day trips.Also no tipping and bar prices very reasonable-but noticed a class divide between those who chose to dine in main dining and those who dined in the buffet-but each to there own !
    Swan Hellenic cruises have always been good value for money with terrific lecturers and excellent excursions all included in the price.

    The people who enjoy them best are those who can fully immerse themselves in the cruise, its subject and location. Generally speaking many of those are academics who enjoy the company of similar people. Most certainly prefer to eat in the MDR it is the expected thing so if you don't conform you are often made to feel as though you are an outsider.

    It can be cliquey and elitist with passengers whose first question might be; "Are you a Min Oner" and if you understand the question you stand a chance of being at least partially accepted.

    There are, however many who are not so "class" effected and enjoy the company of others who may not be so devout with their studies and we have found that, for us, they made superb travelling companions. ......Neil

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      We are cruising on Minerva quite soon. We have been on Discovery on last year's trip to Libya (a good choice for last year). We have chosen this cruise because we like the itinerary and offered excursions. I am an academic but intend to eat informally because we like to choose our food and eat on deck if possible as we did on Voyages to Antiquity. Anyway my question is What is the Question, and even more important, What Is the Answer? Anyone who starts the Swanners and Cygnets better watch out because we take our own boat on the Thames each year and follow the Swan Upping .Anyway I am expecting to have a great time as for us cruising is all about the destinations.

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