I love sailing and wanted to visit Hermitage and experience educational lecturers on board
Food was good on 2-3 occasions better food on Oceania line although not a sailing ship
Cabin was cozy but it greeted me with a dead flower-not a good first impression and tissue on head floor-not good impression either
Service aboard was good but not up to 5 stars
Sails were up only 2 and half days-disappointing for those of us who were there to enjoy sailing square rigger
Good rating overall but at 5 star prices, I expected 5 stars!
Enjoyed speaking with ship doctor as I am also a physician. Oceania line does not allow passengers to touch utensils which is excellent infection control in a number of buffet settings. Although no diarrhea -many passengers came down with colds-yes respiratory but can be passed from nose to hands to silverware and onto next passanger