Anyone who has ever been cruising realizes that there are certain things that you get from such a vacation that will leave you wet behind the ears on any other getaway. Not to say that all is satisfactory with this genre of traveling. The long lines and tight quarters might make you think of scurrying back to dry land.
Aphrodite and the skeletal remains of her love temples were painted in neon and hung prominently on the broad beige wall across the lounge. These were just part of a series of paintings adorning the ferry's restaurant lounges. All paid homage to ancient Greek art. They displayed the classics remixed, and acted as just a subtle reminder of where this boat was headed and why we should be happy we were on board.
Shore excursions on cruises can be the most memorable part of your holiday, but it's easy for things to go wrong. Lisa Legere gives us some expert tips on how to navigate the tricky world of these side trips.