• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Panorama Review

-- / 5.0
Editor Rating
10 reviews

Great first cruise experience and an excellent way to see the Adriatic coast

Review for Panorama to the Mediterranean
User Avatar
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Aug 2016

This was our first ever cruise and followed us watching the Panorama sail into Santorini's caldera while we were on holiday there in 2015 - we did some research after we got home and the 2016 Adriatic Odyssey itinerary from Variety Cruises looked very appealing - covering Croatia-Montenegro-Albania-Greece (calling at Dubrovnik, Korcula, Bar, Sarande, Paxos, Corfu, Kotor, before returning to Dubrovnik). We subsequently booked this 'cruise only' through Blue Water Holidays in Yorkshire, as this gave us a bigger discount than booking direct with Variety.

We arranged pre and post cruise overnight stay and flights ourselves, as we are used to making our own bookings and wanted some leeway at the beginning or end of our cruise to avoid any problems caused by delayed flights or return into Dubrovnik. Blue Water provided some information prior to departure but we would have appreciated more.

Points to note:

Cabin Review

Cabin B

Our cabin had twin single beds and was slightly ahead of midway in the boat. It offered simple accommodation equivalent to a 3 star hotel. There was sufficient space under our beds for medium sized wheeled cases and enough wardrobe and drawer space.

The ensuite shower room was small but adequate given the space limitations of the boat.

We heard very little noise from the adjoining cabins and machinery of the boat. The ceiling mounted air vent was adjustable but was noisy when opened fully and was draughty for me sleeping directly beneath.

The crew kept the cabin immaculately clean throughout our week onboard.

6 Helpful Votes

Find a cruise

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.