I first fell in love with cruising when, in 1999, I had the chance to join an educational cruise to the Mediterranean at the last minute. Although it was basically a ‘school cruise’ the staff were treated as if it were the real thing. Whilst the children were eating their burgers and beans in the cafeteria we were being waited on hand and foot with our five course gourmet meal.
We visited Turkey, Greece, Israel and Egypt, all in seven days. I fell in love with the Greek island of Patmos and promised I would return soon – minus the school children
Later that year I met my wife and I spent some considerable time trying to convince her that we should try cruising for a holiday. She was unsure, and like many people, was concerned about sea sickness and various other things.
In 2001 we went on our first cruise to the Mediterranean. She too fell in love with the experience. And yes, we went to Patmos!
Since 2001 we have cruised every year, sometimes two or three times.
Clicking on one of the stops below, or in the menu, will take you to the holiday pages where you can see the itineraries and a few (of the many) pictures from each cruise.