Louis Olympia Review

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Ideal for three- to four-day cruises to Greek Islands such as Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini, the Louis Olympia is perfect for couples, families with older children, and seniors looking for a fun, casual holiday. It has nine passenger decks, seven elevators, and 724 staterooms to accommodate up to 1,664 passengers. Three dining areas and 24-hour room service provide ample opportunities to dine on Greek and Mediterranean dishes. A large amphitheater-style lounge, five bars, a cinema, library, and casino keep passengers content. Excellent options for fitness and recreation are provided with two large swimming pools, full-service spa, steam rooms, and sports facilities to play basketball, table tennis, and badminton. A Kid’s Corner has daily programming with interactive games and activities. Facilities and services include duty-free boutiques, a beauty salon, Internet, self-service launderette, and conference/meeting rooms.

Completely refurbished in 2005 and reintroduced in 2012, the 37, 854-ton Louis Olympia is one of the largest ships in the Louis Cruise fleet. Her classic shape is what you’d expect for a ship cruising in the soft ocean breezes around the Greek Isles, with a sleek terraced silhouette providing magnificent views of the islands and Greek coastline. Originally sailing as the Thomson Destiny, the renamed Louis Olympia is now used as the primary vessel for the line's special niche journeys to remote Greek islands and Turkey.

One of the newer ships in the Louis Cruises fleet, Olympia has a modern interior design, but presents a friendly and relaxed environment. Depending on itinerary and season, the Olympia, when fully loaded, will feel crowded, especially in dining rooms, public rooms, and limited facilities such as the Internet café and beauty salon. Nevertheless, Olympia attracts a mixed range of tourists, families, seniors, and groups looking for standard cruising to take in the sun, sea, shopping, and sights.


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