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tap November 15th, 2004 07:36 PM

GREEK ISLES
 
Planning a cruise to Greek Isles in 2005. Suggestions on ship and cruise itinerary would be appreciated. When is best time to cruise - not too hot??

Ine November 16th, 2004 07:52 AM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
Donot travel from mid jun till end of august. Not only is it rather hot, but also holiday-time in Europe. Things can be very busy then.

nincedogan November 28th, 2004 11:51 AM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
Princess Grand Princess
RCCL Brilliance of Seas
Celebrity Galaxy
Windsat cruises Wind Star and Wind Surf
SeaBourn Seabourn Legend
are some of the cruise lines calling at Turkish ports and Greek islands.
Ni

Karen Adelman December 3rd, 2004 12:31 PM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
We are going on the Galaxy July 25th. I have been on Celebrity before and enjoyed it. Never to Greece or Turkey.

Nisha December 10th, 2004 04:42 PM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
We visited Mykonos , Santorini and Athens on Brillance of the seas RCI
Great cruise.

venice December 15th, 2004 01:08 PM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
may or early september are the best time to cruise the greek island

DavidB December 15th, 2004 05:43 PM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
You are actually okay heat wise up until the 2nd week of July and then again from mid September. But no later than early October is it can get wet and a bit chilly

To be totally on a Greek cruise, your choice is very limited and usually only available from Greek lines, most of which I could not recommend

Yes, you may get a couple of Greek ports, Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu, etc from the "traditional lines" But maybe only one or two days out of say ten days in Greece. The rest will be Rome, Venice, Barcelona, the general Med or Caspian waters

Only the Greek lines specialise in totally Greece. But for the mass market look at ships offering the Eastern Med, which could be a mix of Greece and Turkey plus traditional Med ports

David

Who spent 15 years vacationing on Greek islands before discovering cruising, cant say it was a waste!!

Post Edited (12-16-04 15:46)

logicalmom December 16th, 2004 05:56 AM

Re: GREEK ISLES
 
We're going on May 2 - Grand Princess 12 days. It's very port intensive, only one sea day. We booked about 2 weeks ago and found many of the cruises were pretty solidly booked already.

Karen Adelman January 14th, 2005 11:40 AM

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We are on Celebrity- Mostly Greece and Turkey July 25th. I have also found that many of the trips were booked. I chose this ship because I have enjoyed Celebrity before and I have already done the general Med.


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