Yesterday I was surprised to receive an email from our travel agent advising that our Douro River cruise ship had been sold for charter and the cruise cancelled. But an alternative was offered if it suited our plans.
The same cruise is leaving two days earlier on the MS Gil Eanes which is a premium ship instead of standard and we have been offered an upgrade to the main deck instead of middle, all for the same cost.
We have reviewed our itinerary and can make this work. So instead of flying from Seville to Lisbon we will now fly to Porto for two nights ahead of the cruise. At the end of the cruise we will take the train to Lisbon for four nights and then fly to Dubai from Lisbon. In fact even the flight times are better from Lisbon.
An upgrade will be lovely.