I decided to take my eldest daughter Becky on a 7 night cruise around the Greek Islands.
My treat, as we’ve both worked long hours outside of our day jobs volunteering at our local COVID-19 vaccination centre in Shrewsbury.
The pre-cruise information we received was excellent. The cruise departed from Limassol, Cyprus so we needed to complete a Cyprus Flight Pass each which was straight forward. We have both been double jabbed.
The airport process at Manchester was smooth and the flight went without a hitch. On
arrival in Larnaca, we were transferred to Limassol port where we took our rapid
PCR tests. The results took 20 minutes and soon enough we were settling into our balcony cabin. The cruise itself was incredible. The food was always excellent, the staff were amazing and so welcoming, and the entertainment was first-rate.
The ports of call were Piraeus (for Athens), Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes. We spent time exploring each place. The weather was great too – uninterrupted sunshine every day. We did have to take a further COVID-19 test prior to returning into Cyprus and we completed the mandatory Passenger Locator Forms for re-entering the UK.
On arrival back into Limassol, we had a few spare hours before our flight so Royal provided a complimentary tour around Limassol and Lefkara (a village on the southern slopes of the Troodos mountains).
The return flight to Manchester was on time and comfortable and the arrival process was really very easy. With Cyprus currently being on the Amber List, we have now sent off our Day 2 to release tests off and no quarantine is required.
This adventure turned out to be so special and something, we wouldn’t hesitate in repeating.
Thanks so much to Royal Caribbean for looking after us so “Royally”.
We’ll be back!