Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
......all of the above ....and it will be crowded....
__________________ Cruise History Zuiderdam, Mediterranean Explorer (pending 2015) Emerald Princess, Western Caribbean (2014) Jewel of the Seas, Southern Caribbean (2014) Golden Princess, Round-trip Hawaii (LA) (2013) Pacific Princess, Mediterranean & Adriatic (2012) Pacific Princess, Mediterranean Collection (2012) Island Princess, Pacific Coastal (2012) Sapphire Princess, LA / Hawaii / Samoa / Tahiti / LA (2011) Golden Princess, Round-trip Hawaii (LA) (2011) Crown Princess, Greek Isles / Med + Italy (2010) Sapphire Princess, Mexico (LA) (2010) Royal Princess, Mediterranean + Italy (2009) Sapphire Princess, Australia / NZ + Fiji (2007) Golden Princess, British Isles + Scotland (2006) Dawn Princess, Mexico (SF) (2006) Grand Princess, Mediterranean + Italy (2005) Tahitian Princess, Cook Island (2005) Tahitian Princess, Marquesas Island (2005) Zenith, Western Caribbean (2004) Ryndam, Mexico, (2003) Grand Princess, Eastern Caribbean (2003) Grand Princess, Western Caribbean (2003) Dawn Princess, San Diego to Hawaii (2003) Dawn Princess, Tahiti to Hawaii (2002) Dawn Princess, Hawaii to Tahiti (2002) Royal Princess, Panama Canal (2002) Ocean Princess, Southern Caribbean (2001) Dawn Princess, Mexico (1991) Golden Odyssey, Black Sea / Med (1990) Dawn Princess, Mediterranean (1989) Fair Sky, Alaska (1984) Fair Sea, Panama Canal (1983)
Last edited by JLC@SD; June 11th, 2012 at 03:27 AM.
Most likely it will be hot and humid. However, don't let the weather discourage you. There are many things you can do; e.g.,
(1) Arrange outdoor activities in the early morning, and save indoor visits (e.g., museums) in the afternoon.
(2) Bring hat and/or umbrella. Umbrella is a great way to create "artificial shade" :-)
(3) Drink lots of water and eat lots of gelato
You will have a wonderful time, but take everyone's advice. If you are stopping in Kusadashi, then by all means bring an umbrella as it was very hot, and sunny, with little shade. Also, if you stop in Athens, and you are touring independently, make sure you pay attention to what slip your ship is at. We did not, and thought we would pass out in the 100 plus heat trying to find the Ruby Princess. The port is huge, and no one seemed to know where the ship was, including the taxi drivers and the port officials. Go figure.
Island Princess - July 2008 - Alaska
Ruby Princess - July 2009 - Grand Mediterranean
Star Princess - July 2010 - Scandinavia and Russia
Coral Princess - March 2011 - Panama Canal
Emerald Princess - February 2012 - Eastern Caribbean
Star Princess - January 2013 - South America
Brilliance of the Seas - January 2014 - Western Caribbean
Emerald Princess- October 2014 -Transatlantic
Vision of the Seas - January 2015 - Caribbean
__________________ We've been on Carnival: 27 voyages 184 days Celebrity: 3 voyages 24 days Holland: 15 voyages 219 days Norwegian: 2 voyages 16 days Princess: 16 voyages 154 days Royal Carib: 5 voyages 35 days Vantage:River 2 voyages 39 days
GRAND TOTAL: 70 Cruises 671 days
NOT YET SAILED Veendam Bermuda 6/15 - 14 days River Cruise France 8/15 - 21 days Emerald Europe 8/15 -14 days Eurodam Viking Passage 9 /15 -17 days Xpedition Galapogas 11/15 - 10 days
Prinsendam Amazon 11/15 - 25 days Volendam Asia 2016- 93 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 2017