First full day on board Azamara Journey

Today Nafplion Greece

We have arrived at our first port of call. It has been a busy few days catching up on sleep, food and of course some wine.

On Tuesday (today is Thursday) we had a 12 hour day cruising to three Saronic islands, Hydra, Poros and Aegina. We purchased a few olive oil products and I bought and ate pistachio nuts. It turned beautiful and sunny as the day wore on and we very much enjoyed our time at sea and exploring on land.

Yesterday we had a wonderful transfer, arranged through the taxi and he took us by the Temple of Zues, Acropolis and the site from the first Olympic Games rebuilt to the amazing outdoor theatre today. On our way to the port of Pireaus, we talked about Greece and what it is like in Athens.

I met up with fellow CruiseShipCenters consultant, Sandy P. how fun, she and her husband had been on a river cruise and then disembarked from Oceania Riviera.

We had a seamless and effortless embarkation, no waits, no lines, brilliant with Azamara. The same day also Oceania Riviera and RCCI Navigator of the Seas were loading. I was on Navigator last fall, so fun to see her again and I enjoyed seeing the new Riviera.

Our rooms were ready and we went next to lunch and had a great chat, enjoying the hot sun. Sitting out on our veranda was also very nice. I took a few pictures.

We participated in the safety drill and met a few other agents. Then off to freshen up and meet others for dinner in Discoveries Dining Room. Our room is mid ship deck 7 and really is lovely.

At dinner we met a couple from Seattle, formerly Hawaii. Very interesting and happy time, more wine. Then off to the show, introductions to some of the entertainment crew, followed by a lively musical and dance show with 6 or 8 singers and dancers. Great orchestra accompaniment and terrific songs from musicals over the ages. The cruise director is from Toronto Canada and the future cruise consultant from Vancouver Island. I think I should make some enquiries!

Up to the Looking Glass, late night dj. There were a handful of people there, and the name of the event was Jetlaggers. Many must have been as they were not up dancing! First night at sea can be slow starting.

I must hads some caffeine in my decaf, so am back to hot water now. I did not sleep well. We put out for room service breakfast, up watching the sun rise.

Up, had breakfast and we tender in today to Nafplion Greece. More to follow.

Beautiful, wish you were here!

Pam

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