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Reed - Answered a Question by brocklehurst (01 Jun 08 21:43)

Hello folks, we sailed this itinery on 8th May this year and really enjoyed it. Having cruised on OV and OV2 a year or two ago, we were pleased to see that the ship was wearing well. All of the staff (cleaners, waiters, servers) etc who we encountered were hard working and polite at all times.As for destinations,we our own thing. None of our party had been to Greece before, but a look on Google Earth for the towns visited, showed that you could "do your own thing". The berth at Limassol requires a taxi to the resort for 10 euro. OV do a shuttle coach for £12 per person, although that will also take you to the beach. At Rhodes you berth within wakling distance of the town along the historic walled town. Kusadasi Turkey is another step ashore, look forward to being bombarded with offers of "genuine fake watches". The Bazaar aside it is a lovely place and you really should walk round the bay to Pigeon Island and explore. The ships berth at Mykonos requires the use of OV shuttle coach for £5 per person. Some people walked it, but the coastal road is unpaved and £5 seemed a good option to us rather than being knocked into the ocean! Santorini was the highlight of the trip for me. You get tendered ashore then either take the cable car or walk up the steps.The path is famously used by Mules who carry people up the cliff steps. The queues for the cable car can be long, but its only a 3 minute ride. I walked up. The views are tremendous alas as was the smell from the Mules. Imagine visiting the elephant house at the zoo, add the heat, then get out of breath climbing the steps up the cliff! I took the cable car down with the wife. I am sure you will have a fabulous trip and I hope this passage will be of use to you.

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by brocklehurst (28 May 08 08:55)

Have you tried the Roll Call.

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