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Ann Marie Schrad

Jun 2024

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Britain and Ireland Highlights

Most of the time is spent in the bus. Sometimes as much as 8 hours a day....

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Gale Snyder Port

Jun 2024

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Comprehensive trip with history ,folklore and beautiful scenery with great food . Our Tour Director Johnny was very knowledgeable and helpful engaging with the passe...

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Jun 2024

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Truly a "highlights" tour. A lot of miles covered leaving only a brief amount of free time at each stop. Not much of London to be seen on the tour itself, unlike in ...

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Randolph Mcfatridge

Jun 2024

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The trip was the best we have taken to date. Our director John was a joy to be around and our driver And our driver Andrew was a delight. The hotels were a joy to st...

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Arpy Sahakian

Jun 2024

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There was a lot of distance to cover, so , at times it felt like there was not enough time to see structures in detail. We would look at churches or castles from ou...

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Cristina Fojo

Jun 2024

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IT WAS VERY NICE AND VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT ALL THE PLACES WE VISIT

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Jun 2024

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Saw some major places/experiences. Saw more not major places/experiences. Missed a major major experience due to a cancelled ferry. The Titanic. Were in cities with...

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Randall Franzen

Jun 2024

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The itinerary was great but busy. There was no down time but to see all we saw you had to keep moving. We did all the extra tours and they were well worth it. Anot...

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Jun 2024

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Excursions are extra cost and time spent is to short - castle's, churches, Shakespeare's, waterford factory / brewery etc. Allowing additional time to sightsee / sh...

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Jun 2024

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See plenty places with good historical and social history...

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Sharon Cahan

Jun 2024

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We were able to see and experience so much of Great Britain and Ireland in eight days. Our director, Stephen, and driver, Carl, provided us with exceptional service...

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Victoria Blacklock

Jun 2024

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Overall it was fabulous ! A little too much coach time but in saying that I should have realized this would be the case with the amount of sites and countries we wer...

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Kathy S.

Jun 2024

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I would rate this as excellent, but I think everyone needs to know that this is a very fast tour. You see a lot of super cool stuff, and you get a taste for all of ...

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Jun 2024

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Trip needs an additional 2 days added to ensure less time on the bus - which one day was 14 hours, minimum stop time at sites 1.5 hours maximum. Please be aware of ...

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Jun 2024

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We needed more time in between stops. We had little to no time for lunch on many occasions. I believe more thought should be given to current iternary. Other than t...

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Jun 2024

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Our guide was great! Our bus driver was awesome! You see so much in a little time, just be aware that you spend alot of time on the bus, I believe it was around 1500...

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What to Look for in Small-Ship Cruising Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

When researching your small-ship cruise destination and operator, read as many reviews as you can, but keep in mind that some of the reviews may not impact your own satisfaction. Given that small ships can access more remote destinations and offer more specific interest-driven activities, it is more important to get a good match than with the ocean-going mega-ships that can seem so similar.

Travelers who did not take the time to educate themselves fully on the small-ship trip they took may leave less favorable reviews. To make a good match and find the right small-ship cruise for you, pay attention to the number of guests, ratio of staff to guest, destinations visited, how much time is spent in each port, whether the itinerary is flexible, how you get ashore for excursions, what wildlife you can hope to see, what experts are onboard with you, what the best time of year for your destination is, etc.

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