This morning we had a wonderful buffet breakfast at the hotel before getting on the bus for a 30 minute ride to Piraeus which is the port for Athens. There were so many people disembarking and embarking on the cruise ships that it was mind boggling. After about a 45 minute wait, we were able to begin going through security and getting on the boat. A very friendly gentleman showed us to our outside superior stateroom (per our ticket). After we left port a little after 11:00 a.m., we had a life preserver demonstration at our lifeboat station and then we had a group meeting before having lunch. Most of us chose to eat on the sun deck where they had a nice variety of salads, pizzas, hamburgers, fries, hotdogs, and pasta. The fresh fruit and desserts finished off a great lunch.
The rest of the 5 hour cruise to the island of Mykonos was spent seeing what all was available on the ship, reading outside (out of the wind), and getting some Dramamine…it’s a little rocky at times. The initial reaction to cruising is fine.
This is being sent to you from an internet café on Mykonos. WEewill not post again until we are at least back in Athens and maybe not until we return home. The internet connection cost is $1.60 per minute on the boat and $32.00 for 24 hours at our hotel in Athens. Mike enjoys helping me with the blog, but draws the line at those prices (and I do too.)