Nov 032010

I’ve updated the cruise map pictures that I produced and posted before we set sail.

The updated maps have been changed to reflect the port deviations we experienced at the start and the end of our journey.

The revised maps for each of the eight separate sailings are collected together in the attached gallery.

Click on an image tile to view the map.

Oct 252010

It’s Corfu today (very sunny again). We have an excursion today. It’s “Greek Gastronomy” and this involves a short coach journey out of the town and into the countryside. We arrive at a very pleasant countryside Greek Restaurant ready to be taught a few things about cooking Greek dishes – as if Tina needs that!? Anyway we have three or four starters and a very large Greek chef appears takes us through preparing the starters and main dishes.

It’s really fun but one member of the party at the lunch obviously doesn’t like Greek food and is sat in the corner eating Chicken and chips. Oh my god people, you paid how much to be here and don’t like Greek food but want chicken and chips! Why didn’t you just stay on the ship for crying out loud?

The English abroad – how flippin’ embarrassing!

Anyway, the day’s dress code follows…

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Sep 222010

On the 23rd October we arrive in Corfu, spending a full day in port. The following excursion is described as ‘something different’:-

A unique opportunity to learn how to prepare some of the most famous Greek dishes in a local restaurant in Corfu.

Greek cuisine is famous throughout the world for its distinctive flavours. Herbs and fresh ingredients from the countryside are the inspiration for many dishes.

Olives, typical village bread and creamy feta cheese, accompanied by the traditional aperitif, ‘ouzo’, will be served when you arrive at one of Corfu’s favourite tavernas. Next comes the fun part – you’ll watch a fascinating cookery demonstration on how to prepare famous Greek dishes and pick up a few tips from the chef along the way!

Learn how to prepare ‘tzatziki’ with yoghurt, garlic and cucumber; cod roe ‘taramosalata’ and a typical Greek salad, known as ‘horiatiki’. Find out how to make the best ‘moussaka’ ever, and then sit down to feast on these delicious creations. Local wine will enhance the flavours, followed by seasonal fruits and coffee.

You’ll drive through the charming colonial town of Corfu and enjoy a brief orientation of the Old Town, before heading back to the harbour. The tour will end at the port, however you have the option to be dropped off in the town of Corfu to explore independently and return to the ship on your own.

This excursion lasts just 3½ hours leaving the port at 10:30 getting back at around 2pm.

Greek Gastronomy

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