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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
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The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... does not add anything to the dish. The Cote de Rhone purchased yesterday we had with dinner (corkage $20 US). Very good, even our Sommelier agrees. Cunard's open policy on bringing alcohol aboard (in sensible quantities) is greatly appreciated. At our afternoon cocktails on the balcony we have enjoyed some lovely wines. Sadly the Prosecco is finished until we reach Italy again. Early night as we have a busy agenda in Athens ...
... on board and settled into our rooms before the ship conducted a mandatory safety drill. Then it was time to sail away and the boat hosted a huge party on the deck, complete with a reggae band, food, and drinks of course!
Rhapsody of the Seas is an enormous boat with two pools, 6 hot tubs, 4 restaurants, a dining room, numerous bars and lounges, a spa, a casino, a theater, two cafes, and 2000 people!! And it is not Royal Caribbean's largest ship, which also ...
... but to visit town and see what we may.
Off the ship, we walk – the city, Aghios Nikolaos, Greece (St. Nicholas), is clearly a tourist destination from all over Europe and the rest of the world. Quaint with strikingly blue water. Looking into the water can be a mesmerizing experience – the fish, the sea bottom, the clear blue waters are calling me…but alas….not possible to swim here ...