Our first excursion is to Skiathos, Greece, and Voyages To Antiquity presents a lecture from a gifted historian

ABOARD THE MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY —This is our first shore excursion day, and the weather is beautiful — 27 degrees (centigrade), blue skies and bright sunshine. We had breakfast on the back deck — this morning there were pancakes — and then took the tender into the old port of Skiathos Town. It is a busy place, with ferries arriving regularly, lots of shops and cafes and narrow streets that wind up to the top of the …

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MV Aegean Odyssey: Getting acquainted with the attractive and immaculate ship

ABOARD THE MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY —After a good night’s sleep, it is time to get acquainted with our ship. This is a small ship and I have to admit a personal preference for smaller ones. It has a capacity of 300 passengers, and there are 258 on board for this voyage. While it does not have the glamor of larger ships, it has charm and character. Our cabin is a generous size, with a sitting area and …

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The Bosphorus and a visit to the Grand Bazaar; we look forward to boarding the MV Aegean Odyssey

  ISTANBUL, Turkey — Unfortunately, today we have to check out of this excellent hotel, the Grand Hyatt Istanbul, but fortunately we will be boarding our ship, the MV Aegean Odyssey, later this afternoon. Luggage had to be out in the hall for pick up at 7. That gave us time for breakfast on the outdoor patio of the hotel restaurant — fresh fruit, an omelette, croissants and good coffee, along with a copy of the International …

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Been There Done That: Farewells on the ship and an introduction to the historic wonders of Athens

DAY 12 — ATHENS, GREECE Room service was not available this morning as we were up early to disembark the Aegean Odyssey for our hotel in Athens. So much for my regular three croissants and coffee on my balcony! Many of the passengers expressed regret with our departure as we all have grown accustomed to our shipboard routines and each other. About a third of the passengers leave the ship today for a two-day post cruise visit …

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