Aclient, who also happens to be a relative, recently asked me to suggest a Mediterranean cruise. Like any good travel agent, I tried to determine what was more important...the ship or the itinerary. “Both,” said the client. That’s a dilemma we all face, and requires a lot of professional knowledge, experience and asking the right questions to get the right answers.
After asking many more quesions, I finally suggested the Oceania Regatta’s 12-day mediterranean cruise from Istanbul to Lisbon. I determined that the itinerary included five ports that my much-traveled cousin had not experienced, and that the Regatta is the size of ship on which they would feel comfortable. Added to that is Oceania’s reputation for excellent value and wonderful customer service. Not only did my cousin book, but also “insisted” that I come along. It wasn’t a hardship.