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Postcard from Santorini, Greece

Postcard from Santorini, Greece

This photo says it all. It was taken in Santorini the day we joined our Mediterranean cruise halfway through its journey due to the Iceland volcano canceling flights five days before. We had arrived the night before in Athens, after a long and arduous journey on three airlines from Calgary to Toronto to Rome to…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Santorini

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Santorini

They say about Santorini, Greece, that every picture is a postcard. There is nothing quite like walking around this quintessentially Mediterranean port. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Cruise Diary: Santorini, Greece

Cruise Diary: Santorini, Greece

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. Enjoy! The huge caldera where the ship moored is actually the crater of an enormous volcano that erupted in ancient times. Legend has it that the eruption caused the plagues of Egypt during Moses’ time and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Santorini and Athens

Cruise Diary: Santorini and Athens

Santorini, Greece Where do I start? This is the most beautiful of the ports, in our opinion. A beautiful and dramatic island. The ship docks in front of a volcano. This is the only port where we were tendered in by local tenders. Our options for ascending the 1000 foot cliff to the main town,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”