David Ottaway | October 30, 2023 | P&O Cruises | Aurora
A lovely cruise to Spain, Sicily and Greece aboard the good ship Aurora.
A shame that Rhodes was substituted for Messina due to operational reasons but nevertheless Messina is a lovely city in its own right and easy access to Taromina, which is simply a must if you have not visited previously.
We decided to take the local coast train in Malaga and an hour later we arrived in Fuengirola and undertook a marathon coast walk to Torremolinos to rejoin our train after 12 miles of scenic stomping, phew.
Thoroughly recommend a trip to Spinolonga from Crete, this being in Elounda bay and a former leper colony, likewise a short trip over to Delos from Mykonos is worth considering, especially for all the history buffs amongst you.
Shame we missed Gibraltar on the way home but understandable considering the incoming storms which left Aurora rocking and rolling in high seas and gale force 10 winds which meant a 8.5-9.5 sea swell in parts and 5 straight days at sea.
The weather would never put us off cruising BUT hopefully it will be kinder to us next time.
The Atlantic Islands from Southampton on board Ventura
We sailed on Azura back in 2017 as a family of 4, recently sailed on Iona 2022 and Arvia 2023.… Read more
Fred Olsen Bolette
FO Bolette is a lovely ship and very different from others we have been on. Loved the Garden and Oriental… Read more
Our first time with P & O and will probably be our last . Staff not trained in curtesy towards… Read more
Arvia – very good!
Three weeks from Southampton, via the Canaries, to the Caribbean: what could be better!! We sailed on Arvia's ill-fated Christmas… Read more
Arcadia cruise November 2023
Terrible cruise, Noravirus on ship when we boarded and got worse.Toilets stopped flushing on four occasions and had to receive… Read more