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Corfu sits at bottom of the Adriatic just off Albania in the Ionian Sea, ideally placed to go north to Croatia and Venice or east to Greece and Turkey.  It is the first of many Greek islands and a gateway to the Greek Island cruises, certainly used by Marella's Discovery 2 ship that sails from there between June and October...
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Stand in Corfu, look our to sea and that Island you can see is Vido Island. It is a municipality of Greece in the Ionian sea between Corfu and Albania and is a pleasant 30 minute boat trip allowing you to take photographs of the cruise terminal from a sea perspective, and the Old Town of Corfu. The views...
Corfu is a classic and historic holiday destinations for Brits and there is a lot to do there. It is the home of the Durrells TV series, it is an island where a week is not enough. If you are stopping for a short day on a ship you will need to plan if you want to see more...
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If you choose to visit the ancient citadel, the Acropolis, it will take over an hour, maybe more if it is busy. It is quite a climb and there is a lot of uneven ground. Essentials are hat, to protect your head from the sun, water, and shoes for the job. Not essential is a bag for the pick-pockets...
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Just doing some maths - assume 35 new ships to hit the seas in maybe 3 years or so, 35 x 3000+ guests x 40 weeks (some stay for two weeks) - there is a need for over five million new cruisers a year and we estimate 50,000 trained crew. The best crew will flock to the ships that pay and...
If you want to visit these sites it is a taxi or an organised trip, it is a long journey and you will need to be up and out early. It is an ambitious trip for a cruiser and though public buses run every hour and take 2.5hours to get there from Chania, the saved half an hour you...
World War II is now way over a generation ago, and few who cruise may feel they have no immediate family connection to that era. However, there will be a deep connection for all of us to a distant relative lost here. To that end, and because it is so moving, we felt we needed to add the Souda...
Malta is being transformed. Everywhere there seems to be building sites, not least round the town where what looks like a sea level deep moat is being excavated and imagined as a new thoroughfare. Perhaps this will be a new walk in from the port, and there will be a lift up to the town, the Tyrone fountain and...
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What lies between the Holy Lands and Rome, answer, Malta. The Knights only had one job, to protect the Catholic religion at any cost. The Normans conquered the island in 1091 and completely re-Christianised them by 1249. The Knights then ruled Malta from 1530. The cost of such wars was always human. Valletta, Malta is a gateway to another world,...
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Malta can be a long day in port, so make the most of it and travel. Valletta is the port city with two cathedrals and a bus garage. The latter is the key to exploring as the public buses can take you anywhere. In this film we take you to the bus garage and show you how easy it is...