It was sunny in Athens- 18 degrees Celsius – and we were in the port of Piraeus. Again, Royal Caribbean offered many trips.
Excursions in Athens:
Athens, Greece: Ancient Athens, Plaka & Shopping (4 h, adults $ 56, children $ 38.)
This trip included, among others, a city tour and an introduction to the Acropolis (from the outside), and 1.5 hours free time. But since you have to cover uneven distances of 1.6 km, this was not for me. Too bad.
Athens, Greece: Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis (4 h, Adults $ 70 Children $ 41)
City tour with visit to the Acropolis. Here you to walk for about 2.4 km plus 175-200 steps – impossible with crutches.
But in Athens, there was a highlight: Royal Caribbean offered a trip in English for people with reduced mobility. Perfect! As if it was meant for me. we rather blew up significantly the average age, but I was really looking forward like to the trip. Again, the service was great. The bus was allowed to park really close to the sights. The explanations were for the most part given in the bus, and then there was always the possibility to take photos of one self and the sights just a few meters from the bus. This was even possible for me and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. This way we saw the Olympic Stadium, the city and the Acropolis. Here we drove up to the highest bus park and got out. There were several stone walls where you could sit and listen to the information given by the tour guide. You were also able to take photos (of course from a distance, because of course I did not manage the steps). However, you should pay very much attention to your belongings. Our tour guide was swiped her bag while she was telling interesting facts about the Acropolis. Without words…..
Back on board we shared our experiences in Athens with our neighbors at the dinner table while enjoying a casually elegant dinner. Another highlight took place that day, the White Party from 22: 45-01: 00 h in the Ixtapa Lounge.
Tip: There are white parties on almost all cruise ships, so you ought to have a white wardrobe with you if possible. It is more fun if you are properly dressed!