Friday, 6 July 2012

four go cruising

We have had a sun-filled week [apologies for those stuck in the rain] wandering around the Med. on the RCI ship Navigator of the Seas - marvellous!
We started in Athens - which amazingly looks thriving despite the country's financial woes; then it was on to Civitavecchia (port of Rome); Chania, Crete; Messina, Sicily, a re-visit to Athens and finally we came home from Kusadasi, Turkey...
We did do some shows of course - four in all (over two nights); lots of nationalities on board - about 60 all tolled - but the main bulk were English/US/Canada & Italian - so we did a bi-lingual show, as well as singing that old Italian favourite, as sung by Tito Gobbi, La Montanara.

Met lots of great people on board - and as is often the case, the musicians were excellent - great big band (Mainly Americans) with a a very dynamic drummer; and some splendid singers for the cast shows.
...and I got to see the new Akropolis Museum - how splendid!

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