Posts Tagged ‘All Aboard’

All aboard the M/V Aquamarine

In my last All Aboard blog post, I gave you a little tour of the M.S.C. Sinfonia. Today, let’s take a stroll down the deck of the luxurious M/V Aquamarine, the cruise ship that vacationers on our Athens and Greek Isles cruise have the opportunity to enjoy.
The Aquamarine, a member of the Louis Cruise Lines’ fleet, is considered one of the best vessels for cruising the Greek Islands. Her sleek design and medium size make her ideally suited for navigating the waters of the Aegean Sea, while her upscale amenities and services create a comfortable floating base that makes it easy to explore the beauty of the islands.
With 525 spacious staterooms and suites, the Aquamarine has capacity for more than 1,200 passengers. Her 339 outside staterooms — most with large windows and some with balconies — and 186 inside staterooms — all above sea level — are tastefully decorated and fully equipped with an array of modern comforts. Cabin amenities include adjustable climate control, TV, radio, direct dial phone, personal safe, and private bathroom.
The Aquamarine also features two spacious, full-service dining areas and several comfortable bar and lounge areas for cocktails, coffee, and light snacks. As vacationers sail between ports, there’s an array of leisure facilities to enjoy, including a swimming pool, sun deck, fitness center, massage/sauna facilities, basketball court, casino, and more.
I have a feeling that if it weren’t for the beautiful sights and sounds of the Greek Isles to lure them off the boat, we’d have a hard time getting the passengers aboard the Aquamarine off the ship. The full list of amenities include:
Adjustable climate control
Direct dial telephone
Personal safe
Private bathroom
Two dining rooms
Beauty salon
Fitness center
Basketball/volleyball court
Swimming pool
Internet corner
Duty free shop
Onboard medical assistance
For more information on the M/V Aquamarine or any of our cruises, please contact us. And stay tuned for the next cruise ship in our “All Aboard” series.

All aboard the MSC Sinfonia

If you’ve been clicking around on the Friendly Planet Travel Web site, you’ve probably seen our wide array of Mediterranean and Far East cruise vacations. And along with our list of cruise options is an equally long list of the cruise ships that sail them. In our new series, "All Aboard," I’m going to give you the full scoop on all of the ships that cruise with Friendly Planet Travel.
I told you about our Mediterranean Golf Cruise on Monday, and today I want to tell you a little about the MSC Sinfonia, that particular vacation’s cruise ship.
The MSC Sinfonia was inspired by the great symphonies of Europe’s finest composers, and offers a harmonious blend of culture, relaxation, and adventure. Elegant Italian ambiance abounds from every corner of the ship — from its polished woods and exquisite artwork to its upscale restaurants and first-class spa.
Each of the Sinfonia’s 777 cabins feature an inviting décor with warm colors, subtle lighting, tasteful furnishings, and comfortable amenities. They’re also all equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, radio, TV, 24-hour room service, a private safe, and an en suite bathroom.
While cruising through the Mediterranean, Friendly Planeteers enjoy the ship’s authentic Mediterranean cuisine at the Sinfonia’s two onboard restaurants, Il Covo and Il Galeone. And if you’re in the mood for lighter fare, the Café Le Baroque or La Terraza Buffet have an array of delectable items from the grill or pizzeria.
In addition to visiting some of the most beautiful ports-of-call in Italy, Monaco, Spain, and Tunisia, the Sinfonia also offers countless onboard leisure opportunities for both day and night.
While sailing between ports, golfers will be able to practice their swing in the golf simulators or fine-tune their skills on the miniature golf course. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air as you jog around the outdoor track or swim laps in one of two outdoor pools. Stay active in the Sinfonia’s state-of-the-art fitness center, while taking in panoramic views of the sea.
When the sun goes down, the Sinfonia’s nightlife comes to life, with a show at the San Carlo Theater, cocktails at the Buddha Bar or Manhattan Bar, a game of poker at the casino, or dancing at Pasha nightclub.
There’s literally something for everyone aboard the MSC Sinfonia. Amenities include:
Air conditioning
Satellite TV
Safety deposit box
24-hour room service
Two restaurants
Fitness center
Two pools
Jogging track
Tennis court
Basketball court
Pasha Discotheque
Video game room
Children’s play area
Beauty salon
Internet cafe
Cigar room
For more information on the MSC Sinfonia or any of our cruises, feel free to contact us. And stay tuned for the next cruise ship in our "All Aboard" series.