Saturday 30 May 2015

Aegean Odyssey cruise end of April to May 11

Vicki and I are back from a cruise on a small boat to Greek and Turkish islands in the eastern Mediterrean, starting and ending in Istanbul. This entry is about the boat, MV Aegean Odyssey which is small for cruises, only 380 passengers and 180 crew. For comparison, docked beside us in Istanbul was the MSC Magnifica
It had a crew of over 1000 and had more than 2500 passengers. 
This shot was taken in Istanbul.

Or take the Croisieres de France Horizon  with over 1800 passengers and nearly 700 crew, seen beside our boat in Athens at Piraeus:

Note its length at position 6 vs ours  at position 5 on the harbour map:
I did not see the boat docked at position 8!
Here are some more harbour settings taken on return from onshore excursions - the photos usually name the harbour:

Note the size of the private Mexican yacht, 3rd photo up. The next harbour is Mykonos:
Then Kavala:
(The sloping line is not horizon! It is a marking in the sea.)
And last from our visit to Troy, the harbour of Canakkale, Turkey:

The next entry might show a more inside-out view.


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