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Day 10 (?) – Naples

This was turned out to be a frustrating & unsatisfying day, as far as our trip ashore were concerned. It started when we learned that there was to be a shuttle bus ‘to the dock entrance’. This was a big suprise, as on the last visit in Galaxy we docked right in front of the […]

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Day 8 – Santorini

Another very hot day, this time at Santorini. We went in search of a tender ticket at just after 9am, got one straight away, and were immediately directed down to the tender station on deck 3. It was probably only 5 minutes later that we were sitting in the tender, and another 5 minutes after […]

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I was going to give the sort of detailed report today that I’ve been doing so far, but I’ve decided not to. I shall simply report that it’s 7:15 pm, we’re sat out on the port side Promenade Deck as we cruise along the NW coast of Rhodes on our way towards Santorini. It’s warm, […]

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Day 6 – Kusadasi

Day 6 – KusadasiTurkey today, our first visit to Asia. We were on a 3-hour excursion to Ephesus. Celebrity do a number of these but this one is the shortest and easiest – basically a procession from the top gate down to the bottom gate (maybe three quarters of a mile?), with frequent stops and […]

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Day 5 – Mykonos

This was a day I had been looking forward to since sailing away last year and, with a change of plans due to the heat, it equalled my hopes.For those who don’t know it, Mykonos is a very small island – about 10 kms north to south, and maybe 15 kms east to west. Mykonos […]

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Day 4 – Athens

Did I say it was expected to be hot today? It didn’t disappoint.We had already decided not to do the Acropolis, etc, in central Athens – I felt that that choice was always likely to be hot & hard. So we went to Corinth, for a cruise on the Corinth Canal & a visit to […]

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Day 3 – a day at sea

This was another hot & humid day, so we just took it very easy. We sat inside next to the Oasis pool for several hours (and they opened the magradome roof part-way!), then in the late afternoon went down to the Promenade deck on the north side where there was a bit of breeze and […]

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Day 2 – Taormina

Day 2 Afternoon: ‘Taormina on your own’ excursion.This afternoon we went to Taormina on a bus, walked around for three hours, and got the bus back. This was hot, hot, hot – temperature well into the 90s, and very humid. We had intended to visit the Greco-Roman amphitheatre, but it was too hot to contemplate. […]

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Day 2 – Morning

Day 2 morning – Early Rising & Cruise Critics PartyI was awake at just after 6am and went up on deck just after 6:30. The joggers were out in force! It was already hot, and also very humid: when I took out my camera the lens steamed up immediately. But we were sailing steadily southwards. […]

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Galaxy 2007 – Day 1

Well, a long and tiring day. We rose in our Heathrow hotel at 3:45(!) in order to get a taxi at 4:45, in order to check in at 5:05 for our flight to Rome at 7:05. No problems encountered, just the usual Heathrow palaver, including two security checks. We arrived at Rome at 10:45 or […]

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