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Apr 27, 2015 - Istanbul, Constanta, Varna, Lesbos, Mykanos, Marmaris

*Monday 20 April Day 43 - Istanbul, Turkey We were up at six although probably didn't need to get up too early to join our tour at a quarter to nine. We at least we're able to have a relaxed breakfast and plenty of time to get to the bus. We were quite a long way from the port office and although there was a port shuttle it didn't take scooters. It was the coldest morning to date as well with a really cold wind so we had to put several layers on to keep out the cold. The gangway was steep and stepped so the scooter had to be carried down...

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Apr 21, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

*Monday 20 April Day 43 - Istanbul, Turkey We were up at six so were able to have a relaxed breakfast and plenty of time to get to the bus for our tour. We were quite a long way from the port office and although there was a port shuttle it didn't take scooters. It was the coldest morning to date as well with a really cold wind so we had to put several layers on to keep out the cold. The gangway was steep and stepped so the scooter had to be carried down piecemeal so that took some time but we were still on the bus in good time. The driver...

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Apr 20, 2015 - Vacation in the Philippines

The Philippines comprise more than 7,000 islands, 79 provinces and 117 charted cities. As a vacation hot spot, the archipelago--the second largest in the world--draws divers and surfers, beach-goers and eco-tourists, spa-seekers and chic shoppers alike. The abundant coral reefs adjoining the islands make the beaches and coastal areas prime destinations for divers. If you have an interest in the nation’s storied history, don’t miss the sights of the Philippines vacation spot Cebu Cebu is the name of both a city and an island-province. It is...

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Apr 19, 2015 - Antalya, Bodrum, Kusadasi, Turkey

*Wednesday 15 April Day 38 - Sea day to Antalya, Turkey I'm still coughing and getting sick of feeling under par. I'm better in myself but John isn't great now. Still we've got a lot on the next few days and this is the part of the world we have been looking forward to. We have a sea day today so hope to shake off the bugs once and for all. We went to a cooking demonstration, did trivia, cruise classics and ate the Dutch High Tea (more calories in that than the rest of our meals all day!). We exchanged some dollars into Turkish Lira. We...

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Apr 14, 2015 - Malta, Iraklion (Crete), Ashdod (Israel), Haifa (Israel)

One of the things I didn't add when we were in Malta was the amazing harbour. It is surrounded on three sides by ancient walls and battlements. As we left on Thursday night we were given a seven gun salute (the shipping line actually pays for this) as you leave the harbour. It was quite impressive and I was able to get up for a few minutes to watch it from our balcony. John took some photos which were quite impressive. *Saturday 11 April Day 34 - Iraklion, Crete My temp is down at last and I'm able to get up again, though not for long! I...

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Apr 13, 2015 - Fractional Ownership

What is fractional Ownership? You hear the term all the time, yet what does it mean? Is it a Timeshare? Do you own real property? Fractional ownership has become fairly popular in the last few years. There are companies that are skilled in finding properties that are ideal for fractional ownership. These same companies then get the properties and repackage them for sale in the fractional ownership market. Usually these companies will also afford the properties and assist the groups of owners in renting the property. Obviously for this...

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Apr 10, 2015 - Gozo and Malta

Tuesday 7 April Day 30 - Sea day on the way to Mgarr, Gozo, Malta A welcome sea day today. I've felt increasingly unwell with another chest infection with a persistent dry cough and fever. We did the usual shipboard activities and always look forward to Trivia and the Cruise classics sports. The groups taking part are bigger since so many people got on at Barcelona but it's still fun and everyone enters into it with the idea of enjoying themselves. You certainly don't do it for the prizes! Then we went onto a lecture on the history of food...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Castellon and Barcelona

Saturday 4 April Easter Saturday Day 27 Castello De La Plana, Spain I didn't go ashore today and decided to have a quiet day on the ship. However, John decided to have a look around Castellon, the old town some 10 km from the port of Castello. He had to get a shuttle to get into the town so he expected to be away for most of the day. I spent the day reading, checking our emails and writing up my journal. It was good to relax, put my feet up as well sitting in the early spring sun on our verandah. John got back mid afternoon having had...

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Apr 4, 2015 - Gibraltar, Malaga and Cartagena

Wednesday 1 April Day 24 Gibraltar We docked shortly before eight and it was still dark. The sun was just coming up over the Rock of Gibraltar and it looked quite impressive. We weren't intending to go ashore until later so we had a relaxed start and a late breakfast in the lido. We were meeting another couple at ten so we could share a taxi. It was quiet on the quay and found a Spanish speaking guy (Charlie) to take the four of us. We thought that we might have difficulty with the language until we found out he was a Gibraltan through and...

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Apr 1, 2015 - Cadiz, Spain

Sunday 29 March Day 21 Sea Day on the way to Cadiz, Spain We both woke late because we lost another hour overnight. The same will happen tomorrow. We were a bit confused about the time because all our devices said something different!! We skipped breakfast because we thought we were too late only to find out later we weren't! However we were in time to play the cruise classics golf, go to another cooking show and then turn up to Trivia. We even went to bingo, won one with three other players but the prize didn't even cover our original...

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Mar 29, 2015 - Las Palmas and Madeira

Thursday 26 March Day 18, Las Palmas, Grand Canaria We had an early start because of the passport check. The Spanish Immigration seemed to have chosen all the people on the ship with special needs. We were all either in wheelchairs, used a walking frame or scooter, truly ancient, on oxygen, or blind (there is a blind couple on the cruise who are traveling with a guide dog. There were only about twenty of us. It was really strange. We were told to meet at eight in one of the lounges but the immigration fraction personnel weren't ready for us...

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Mar 27, 2015 - Bad Luck

Our luck ran out and Bree woke up with a sore throat. The good news was no fever or white spots in her throat. After Tylenol, throat lozenges, and some minestrone for lunch she felt well enough to venture out around 5. She wanted to go to the Yankees store And we managed to stop in at the NY Public Library. We were also going to try to make it to Times Square for pictures and the Empire State Building, but she started feeling bad again and we headed back to the hotel. Not quite what I had in mind for our last night. Now it is time to pack...

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