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Date Posted:21:31:59 04/14/12 Sat In reply to:
's message, "1979 March" on 14:39:20 02/27/12 Mon
I was on this cruise probably on the same flight too - Dan Air Comet from Gatwick. This was my first time abroad, I remember visiting Malta and seeing the beautiful clear blue sea and feeling the hot sunshine. I can't remember the name of the Greek Island we visited next but I do remember that there were lots of Greek guys sitting on the harbor wall clucking at us (we were a group of school girls from Buckinghamshire)! The next port of call was Alexandria where we traveled to Cairo for the museum and Giza for the Pyramids & Sphinx. The sights were amazing but it was a bit of a culture shock. Early the next morning I heard a loud bang and the there was a lot of commotion as students from the lower decks were moved up and had to squeeze into other dorms. We hit a sandbank on the way out of Alexandria and had to head to Athens for dry dock. Such a shame our cruise was cut short. I was looking forward to visiting Turkey and Venice. I think we had to have lots of jabs to visit Turkey!! :-( I don't remember much about our Stay in Athens only that our hotel in was very near the airport. We went on a few coach trips and visited several amphitheaters.
Such a great experience, it has had a big influence on my life, thanks Mum & Dad x