There are 6,000 to pick from… so there’s no disgrace if someone mentions their Greek island which, of course, you’ve never heard of.
We all know the well-known ones, Corfu, where 25 years ago next week Mrs M embarked on her life of joy (or marriage), Crete, Rhodes…
I’ll throw in Kythera (keith-erra) which is the birthplace of Aprhrodite and where I’m off to next week and will tell you about.
Not on a ship, though. But you can enjoy your own Greek islands on a 14-night Mediterranean Greek Isles trip with Royal Caribbean.
Vision of the Seas sets sail from Barcelona on August 24 next year for Greece.
And remember next year is the 200th anniversary of modern Hellas.
So where will you go?
Cannes/Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Rome (Civitavecchia), Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Epheseus), Istanbul and Santorini.
From €1981pp based on two people sharing which comes to €3962. Visit http://www.royalcaribbean.ie.
And you want to see what a Royal Caribbean ship looks like, here’s my latest time on board https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/23/surfing-the-seas-in-barcelona/.
Princess ‘road’ test
Only a fool would drive out on the road without first putting it through its paces in a road test.
And the same is the case with cruise ships.
It’s just that a ship is a bit bigger and there are more tests to do.
Hence Princess Cruises spending six days of tests out on the water.
Setting out from Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy the experts tested out a series of manoeuvres to challenge the propulsion, steering and navigational equipment.
The ship will sail a short season in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean.
You will get to enjoy the Princess MedallionClass experience. featuring the complimentary OceanMedallion wearable device, modelled below by this model.
And this is my latest experience of the Royal brand… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/07/30/cruiseday-tuesday-the-princesss-medallion-man/.
Now you want an offer…. Princess Cruises has a seven-day Eastern Caribbean voyage on Sky Princess, departing February 22.
It will sail from Fort Lauderdale with ports of call in Princess Cays (Bahamas), St Thomas and St Maarten.
There is a special offer available with prices from £1,099pp for a mini-suite. Visit http://www.princess.com
My first cruise voyage took me from Nice to Barcelona and stopping off in Majorca, one of the jewels of the Med.
And far, far more than Magaluf…
TUI know it. And they are tempting us further with €150 off per booking on sailings from November 1 – October 31.
Dublin to Majorca, May 19. On board Marella Dream – Spanish Delights, inside cabin, AI, seven nights from €1,039pps.
Or June 16, Cork to Majorca on Marella Dream, inside cabin, AI, seven nights from €1149pps.
Or June 6, Shannon to Majorca on Marella Discovery – Highlights of the Mediterranean, inside cabin, AI, seven nights from €1,389pps.
Visit http://www.tuiholidays.ie. Or call 1850 45 35 45.