Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oct 11th - Sailing from Athens

We got up at the crack of dawn to fly from London to Athens, to begin our 2 and half month journey around the Mediterranean, before heading across the Atlantic for Miami in December.

Piraeus was its usual chaotic self with lazy stray dogs strolling nonchalantly through the manic traffic. Embarakation was as smooth as ever, and even though this was our first time on the Azamara Journey, it still felt like a home from home, because it's an exact copy of the Quest, where we spent 3 months in the Far East earlier this year - we even have the same cabin!

On arrival at the ship, Jon was thrown straight into the fray, with a lecture on Athens, and in spite of having only just left Athens, he still had a decent audience - the passengers on this cruise have clearly come to explore the region, rather than just enjoy the sun.