King - Answered a Question by cottle (09 Sep 07 17:56)

Ship great, lots to do. Didn't go on ships excursions - bit expensive for 4 of us. We did get off the ship everyday and explore the local area. Ports:- LIMASSOL - can buy tickets for the ships shuttle bus but very pricey. If you go through port building, through taxis, follow the sheltered walkway to a bus stop and catch the bus (number 12 I think) for 80 cyprus cents each to Limassol. Also easy to catch bus back. Not alot to do there, few shops but good to have a nosey if you've never been. RHODES - beautiful place. Leave the ship and few minutes walk to a walled city with lots of character, shops, bars etc. Cobbled floors, no cars. Further round the port is a small market, artists, marina etc. TURKEY - few minutes walk into town, lots of bargains if you can put up with them all wanting you to go into their shop. We got a bit fed up of this, it was extremely hot too! SANTORINI - great laugh. Took cable car to top of mountain 4 euros pp each way - fast! Pretty little town with lovely views. Walked back down the 600 'steps' (shiny, slippery cobbled but wide steps) shared by donkeys! Seemed to take forever. You can ride a donkey up or down but were asked not to as they aren't treated very well and the smell....!! MYKONOS - we caught the ships shuttle bus for about £6 each return. Could walk to the town in about 45mins but road a bit dangerous and no pathways. Also no taxis here. Maps of the area are included in the ships daily newsletter.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Walker - Answered a Question by cottle (21 Jan 08 19:11)

We didn't do any ship excursions either as it was the first time for us in the Greek Isles so we just wanted to explore each port. Limassol - catch public transport bus as previously advised. They take Euros so don't need Cyprus pounds. Not much to see - walk along the prom, visit the castle, browse the shops. Rhodes - World Heritage Site. Absolutely georgeous, extremely easy to walk from the ship. Kusadasi - easy to walk from ship. Very hot so had to buy thin blouse & shirt to change into. Not much to see except shops. Mykonos - we walked but it wasn't a good walk. No pavement & very dusty, cars/buses/lorries passing too close for comfort so caught public transport back. Mykonos is very pretty - watch out for the pelicans in the town. If you can't see them, ask the locals where they are. You can catch a ferry over to Delos where there are loads of ruins (and lizards) to see. Santorini - unfortunately we were unable to visit as the sea was a bit choppy and the captain decided it wasn't safe for the tenders. Lots of people moaning as we had an extra day on board but obviously safety comes first. Heraklion - busy city, too much traffic around the town, not too bad to walk from the port though. Nice around the harbour. Can catch public transport to Knossos - very hot! Santorini - .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Lake Garda To Venice from Southampton with Portugal & Barcelona

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 22 Oct 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Paris (Le Havre) : Leixoes : Lisbon : Cadiz : Barcelona : Marseilles : Genoa : Lake Garda 3 Nights : Venice Mestre 2 nights : UK

    Now from £999pp

    • Selling Fast!
    • Exclusive to
    • Hotel Stays in Venice Mestre & Lake Garda with Breakfasts Included
    • FREE Wi-Fi at the Hotels 

    Click here to view a detailed itinarary >>

  • Singapore, Bangkok & the Jewels of Indonesia

    Royal Caribbean – Mariner of the Seas - 05 Feb 2018 - 11nts

    UK : Singapore (2nts 5*) : At Sea : Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) : At Sea : Bangkok/Thailand (Overnight) : At Sea : Singapore : UK

    Now from £1399pp Was £1899pp

    • 2 Nights 5* Complimentary Singapore Stay
    • FREE Wi-Fi & International Calls at Hotel
    • Premium Cruising On-Board Mariner of the Seas
    • All Flights and Private Transfers

    View More Far East Cruise Deals >>

  • Singapore Gardens by the Bay with Kuala Lumpur

    Princess Cruises - Sapphire Princess - 24 Nov 2017 - 9nts

    UK : Singapore (2nts) : Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) : Penang (Malaysia) : Phuket (Thailand) : Singapore : UK.

    Now from £1249pp

    • 2 Nights 5* Complimentary Singapore Stay
    • FREE Wi-Fi and International Calls at Hotel
    • Premium Cruising On-Board Sapphire Princess
    • All Flights and Overseas Transfers

    View More Far East Cruise Deals >>

Show More Deals
Sam Smith's blog

P&O Cruises Announce Strict...

By Sam Smith

Last summer it was announced by P&O Cruises that the popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises would be continued in 2017, well for all you ‘Strictly’ fans, the wait is over, the ‘Strictly Stars’ have been announced!Craig Revel Horwood will once again be in charge, passing judgment on the dancers who will all be hoping to hear his famous catchphrase: “Three words: Fab-u-lous!”.2016 winner Ore Oduba will join Ventura in April for cruise N711 where he ...

Read More

Mar 23 2017 10:20:32:000AM

Excursion in Kuala Lumpur.

By Nicola Milligan

Nicola Milligan's blog

When on a cruise most ships dock at Port Klang which can take anything from 45 minutes to over an hour depending on the traffic to reach the City itself. With most places of interest spread about we decided to take an organised excursion with Royal Caribbean. The description was just Batu Caves and City tour full day.We set off 8.30 ish and had an excellent tour guide which gave us so much information,and arrived at Batu Caves in no time at all. Batu Caves are a series of caves within a limes...

Read More

Mar 28 2017 04:11:22:000PM

Fleeced in Florence

By Zara Kelly

Zara Kelly's blog

Italy is fast becoming my favourite country, and on my recent weekend break there I was delighted to be spending a full day in Florence. We had booked train tickets from Bologna, and enjoyed the 30-minute journey in comfortable business class seats which included a glass of bubbly lovely!Our first stop was the impressive Duomo, where we had a brief stop before making our way to the famous Uffizi, where we had pre-booked tickets.The famous bridge, only one not bombed in WWIIAs this was a whis...

Read More

Mar 27 2017 09:51:09:000AM

Why Talk To A Consultant

  • They Can Tailor The Cruise To Your Needs

  • Your Own Personal Consultant From Start To Finish

  • Benefit From Their First Hand Experiences

  • Essential Advice On Cabin Selections

  • Alternative Cruise Suggestions

  • Advice On Shore Excursions And Extras

  • They Have Access To All The Latest Deals

  • A More Personal Service Than Booking Online

You can contact one of our consultants by calling:

0800 408 6228