There are sunny 17 degrees and we are in the harbor of Chania on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.
Different ways to explore Chania and Crete
On board you got again a free port and shopping guide. It contained general information about the history of crete, a city map with the main attractions and a short description, information to shore excursions and local customs, shopping tips, information on the currency, where the nearest post office and the tourist office were and useful words and phrases in Greek. For example, “Hello – Yia Sou”. The guide had also space for your own notes. So you had a good first overview on 2 pages. Royal Caribbean offered the following German tour : Chania , Crete, Greece : Real Crete ( 4 hours , adults $ 56 , kids $ 38 . )
We decided on making our own trip to Chania. In the harbor in front of the ship were several taxis that offered trips:
There was also a free bus in the port area. We chose the bus and drove into town. The bus stops right at a small square in front of the market hall , and so this was our first stop . AIt was early in the morning, so we could visit the market hall. There were many market stalls selling spices, good smelling pastries, goat milk soap and of course also meat and cheese. From the market hall you can easily reach the red hop-on hop-off bus or stroll down to the harbor.
We went back to the ship. At the landing stage of the Navigator of the Seas there was a garbage can glued with innumerable excursion stickers. Strange and funny memories of crusaders!
At noon there was a grill buffet on the pool deck 11. But we chose the Johnny Rockets : $ 4.95 extra charge p.P tip incl . We took this opportunity to settle in at 17 h at Johnny Rockets.
What a great dinner on board! You feel like in the 50’s . Classic sitting areas in red and a bar with a waiter with quiff. Fantastic! On the menu we choose burgers, fries, onion rings and ice-cream. The ketchup is served as Smiley. What a dream! And the most amazing thing is that while you are waiting for your food the waiters start a show. So you should not leave the Navigator the Seas without having been at Johnny Rockets !
Tonight is elegant dinner time- Chef´s Diner! Italian Night! A sensation. The whole crew lines up on the stairs, there is great music and the napkins are thrown into the air! Great fun!
In the end we enjoyed once more the wonderful view of the setting sun from our balcony.
Second Day at see (05.11.11)
This day we tried to relax. We had a massage, bought a magnet for our fridge and took a break. This night was the last night and we had to pay the tip for the crew. We really wondered how that should work. But luckily we found a note with some information in our cabin the night before. It looked like that:
At 21:00 we visited the last show at the Metropolis Theatre.
At 23:15 was the huge parade. The „Circus Parade“ at the royal promenade. It was a bit late, but we relaxed all day long and we now were ready to enjoy the end of our wonderful cruise.
A perfect last night on board!