Eastern Mediterranean-Greek Isles Cruise – Rome to Athens
notes from Wunderle and Bello Families
Loved the Princess small ship (680 passengers). Getting on and off the ship was the easiest ever.
Hotels couldn’t have been more strategically located (Empire Palace in Rome and Royal Olympic in Athens). Royal Olympic had rooftop restaurant with great views of the Temple of Zeus. We ate there, and the food was not very good and very expensive. Just have a drink up there.
Princess food was just ok. We ate in Sabatini’s. Five course dinner. Much better than in the Dining Room. The only night we could get in was Lobster Night in the Dining Room. So they had lobster in Sabatini’s. Shows onboard were pretty good. Juggler/comedian was good. Three Tenors were excellent.
Would love to go back to Rome. Loved Rome!
There was only one other child on the cruise. The boys (10 and 12) did not hook up with him. The boys did the treasure hunt. And they took themselves to the buffet. <12 year old> got a big platter of watermelon, went outside to the back of the ship and ate it while watching the wake!
Santorini – approaching, looked like snow-covered mountains, but they were the white buildings. We took the donkeys up and the rail/tram on the way down. Do it in this order.
Itea – winding road up a mountain. Beautiful orchards of olive trees. Ruins were phenomenal.
Argostoli – the only day it rained. Cute little town. We took a train ride on our own.
Kusadasi/Ephesus – beautiful. Great leather factory. We all bought very unique jackets. We went to a rug factory. Didn’t buy anything; we’ll have to go back.
Mykonos – loved it! Have to go back! Beautiful jewelry.
Athens – some of us went to the Acropolis but not all. Line was long and it was hot.