A day at sea

Written at about 9:55 PM local time We were at sea all day today. I was up early because I figured it would be very crowded on deck and I was right. I had breakfast before 8 AM and by the time I got out on deck at around 8:30 AM, there was no room […]

For a relaxing time, make it Santorini time

Written at about 7:30 AM local time on July 14 We were told by numerous people, crew and passenger alike, that Santorini was the most beautiful of all of the Greek islands we visited–and certainly the most unique. I, for one, was not disappointed. We were warned that there would be large crowds and long […]

Departing Santorini

No time to post right now. We spent the day in Santorini and it was an amazing place. More later. Moderate seas tonight, and we are “at sea” all day tomorrow. I’ll get caught up on posting tomorrow. Going drinking tonight…

All Rhodes lead to Rome

Written at about 7:45 PM local time As you may have guessed, we were in Rhodes, Greece today. We got in very early in the morning and when I woke up, sometime around 8 AM, people were already getting off the ship to go into the city. Rhodes, like Dubrovnik, is a walled city. Because […]

Dinner at the Crown Grill

Written at 8:21 AM local time, July 12 Last night, Jen, Jason and I had dinner reservations at the Emerald Princess’s other specialty restaurant, the Crown Grill. The Crown Grill is known for it’s steak and its lobster, but since we had already had lobster (and discovered it was prepared the same way at all […]

The woman with a thousand hands

Written at about 11:30 PM local time I had my third massage of my trip this afternoon and it was by far the best massage I’ve had in my life. The woman who did it was really, really good at what she did and made the whole thing completely relaxing. Once again, the 50 minute […]

A journey to Miletus

Written at 7:17 PM local time, while sitting out on the deck Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople So if you’ve a date in Constantinople She’ll be waiting in Istanbul –They Might Be Giants Last night’s dinner was a Greek & Turkish dinner. I started with the Aegean Cocktail Shrimp, and followed […]

Mykonos: A day at the beach

Posted at 3:50 PM local time I got a good night’s sleep last night, except for the dream that I was shot in the back by a drug dealer. Aside from that, however, I slept very well and I slept in until 9 AM and decided to forgo breakfast. Instead, Jen, Jason and I headed […]

A quick “live” post

Just a quick note to say hello to everyone. It’s just after midnight on July 10 and we are somewhere between Athens and Mykonos. I apologize for not posting over the last 2 days, but we were having problems picking up the satellite signal. That appears to have been corrected and the blog is now […]

Lobsters while leaving Athens

Written at about 8:52 PM July 9 We all met up for dinner in our main dining room at 6:15 PM. We were told that tonight, lobster would be on the menu, and sure enough it was. Even though I had lobster last night, when lobster is on the menu, I simply can’t pass it […]

A day in Athens

Written at about 8 PM on July 9 Wow! Today was an incredible day. I have read about ancient Greece and Greek history so much and today there was some payoff. Athens and Sparta are the two big cities you always read about (and arch enemies at that) and today I got to spend the […]

First and second dinners

Posted at about 5:30 PM local time, on July 9 Tonight, we had dinner reservations at one of the two specialty restaurants on the ship, Sabatini’s. These restaurants charge a cover charge, but otherwise, the food is included as part of the cruise. I made the reservations for 9:30 PM because I thought that it […]