Anyone been on a cruise to the Greek Isles?

We are now looking at going to the Greek Isles from Rome. Has anybody done this cruise?

 

The one we are looking at:

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 

Santorini, Greece 

Mykonos, Greece

Athens (Piraeus), Greece 

Katakolon, Greece 

 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

 

My father really doesn't want to go on the Russia one :(

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I did the 11 day Greek Island cruise on Celebrity in 2012.    It was a great cruise,  The islands are beautiful, nice people,  good food and great local wine and beer.   I would like to do the cruise again.  You will not forget a cruise to the Greek Islands,

No but from the videos that I have viewed it looks absolutely breath taking.

I'm either going to go on the greek isles or just around the Mediterranean. My father wants to see Rome. So we'll be spending an extra couple of days there. Which is good cause I will get to do some shopping! :)

I would love to cruise around the Greek Islands, but honestly think it will remain a dream.... 

I've never done that specific cruise but I've done a different one that stopped in Katakolon and Athens! Katakolon is where you go to Olympia and see the Olympic ruins, which is pretty neat but that's the only main thing to do there. And then Athens you've gotta see the Parthenon on Acropolis Rock, of course! It's amazing and there are beautiful views of the city from up there, too. 

 

Clothing in Italy is great.   I always pack light so I can buy some clothes in Europe to take home with me,  Last time in Rome I got some great sweaters.   It's nice to wear something that you will not see someone else in the states wearing  Big Smile

 

I really want to buy a Louis Vuitton purse while in Italy. And maybe some clothes. And you get VAT back as well! :)

 

And we are going. Not sure if we will cruise the Greek Isles or the Mediterranean. When my parents come home we'll sit down and look at them! I'm so excited!!!

I've done the Greek Islands mentioned along with Rome(Cittavechia) and each, besides being breathtakingly beautiful has its own specific  charm and history.  Mykonos is to relax, stroll, and shop in.  Santorini sits in the sea as part of the ancient caldera of the volcano which it is thought buried Atlantis and offers Greek ruins, lovely vistas, and those iconic blue roof tops so often photographed.  It goes without sayong that Athens is not to be  missed, as much like Rome, it was the cradle of modern civilization.  It offers so much it cannot be thoroughly Ppreciated by a one day port call.

   All that being said, the plan here seems to be more about Italian fashion finds than history or culture. But, either way, don't go during warm weather or you may be to hot, dusty, and tired to shop much at all.

I'm going for both fashion and history and culture. I'm sorry but you don't know me. So please don't be quick to judge me :). I may be young (26) but I do love history especially other countries history and our history.

 

And in fact I'm the one that really pushed to go to Athens. :)

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