This will be our home away from home for 7 days starting Friday. I have my seasick patches all ready to go.
Our Ports of Call are Istanbul, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Patmos, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Heraklion, Crete; and Santorini, Greece.
Sea travel is not my thing, it is something my husband wanted to do and I'm compromising. I would have much preferred flying to Istanbul and spending a few days exploring. Sometimes compromise is necessary.
My experiences on ships is not great. The first time was when we emigrated to Canada in 1956. Of course the ships used in those days were pretty basic and much smaller in size than todays ships. Both my mother and I were sick most of the 10 day voyage from Bremer Haven, Germany to Halifax. Since then I have tried different smaller ships like a whale watching ship in Halifax and the ferry from Digby, Nova Scotia to St. John's, New Brunswick and both times I was deathly ill.
We once spent two weeks on a 10 meter sail boat in the Florida Keys and that wasn't too horrible as long as I could stay up top. The minute I went below I was ill and it's the same on my Brother-in-laws boat here. I sure hope I won't have to spend my week sleeping on the deck, especially since we have a really nice cabin with a real double bed instead of the cots we have been sleeping on. I guess I will find out...
Labels: Grecian Holiday