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Best month and cruiseline to visit Greek islands?

Best month and cruiseline to visit Greek islands?

Jul 25th, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Best month and cruiseline to visit Greek islands?

When is a good time to visit the Greek islands and which cruiselines should we research?
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Jul 25th, 2008, 04:16 PM
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We were on Mykonos and Santorini in early June and it was great. We were on Holland America and it was fine. I would choose my favorite Line if they have the itererary that you like.
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Jul 25th, 2008, 08:14 PM
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We love Oceania cruise line. We did a Venice to Athens cruise that included stops in Mykonos, Corfu, Rhodes, & Santorini. We went in October, and the weather was nice--warm enough to enjoy being outside, but cool enough to be comfortable.
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Jul 26th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Ditto here on Oceania. We did the Istanbul to Venice itinerary which included Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Delos. Late September to early October. Still very warm at that time. At least 80's.

Cruiseline always depends on a lot of factors - budget, size, age, children, and activities. Almost all of the major cruise lines have a Greek itinerary. Oceania's ships are somewhat smaller (600 pass), somewhat older crowd (late 40's to early 70's) and doesn't really have activities for children. No climbing walls, no disco, etc. If those are important to you - look at the much bigger ships.
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Jul 26th, 2008, 03:21 PM
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We did a 12 night cruise from Venice to Rome(Civitavecchia) on the Star Princess from the 9th of Nov.07 that we enjoyed quite good weather and only one day of rain(that fell during the day)and mild temps. The crowds were down and we enjoyed it very much. We had stops in Dubrovnik(Croatia), Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes,Corfu,Katakolon(Olympia),Athens-all in Greece, Kusadasi(Ephesus),Turkey,Naples, Italy and then on to the Port city and the train to Rome. Which we just walked from the bus from the ship that took us to the outside of the port to the street for about four blocks to the train station and caught the train that took us to Rome. On our own it was quite inexpencive and easy, even for two seniors. During the peak season and around it can be very crowded with too many ships and too many people. Which ever cruise line you take check and see if you will be docking or using a tender to get ashore for it can mean a great deal in how much time you have on shore and how comfortable you will be.This will have a lot to with how many ships are in port at the time your ship is in and everything else.Get as much info as you can and then go with your gut.
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