Two quite different
holidays rolled into one. We joined the Island Sky in Valletta,
Malta, then spent twelve days sailing clockwise around Sicily.
Returning to Valletta we waved goodbye to our fellow travellers,
many of whom we hope will remain friends, before saying
hello to a new set of travellers.
Part two took another
twelve days, starting in Valletta and finishing in Istanbul.
Some of the destinations we visited really did feel like
they were in the "Secret Mediterranean".
Our holiday was amazing, possibly one
of the best ever, with so many places we’d never
been to before. It would be hard to pick out the highlights
because there were so many, but if pressed we might say
Ragusa and Syracuse on Sicily, the Aeolion Islands, Kotor
in Montenegro, everything in Albania, Delphi plus the
Corinth Canal. Wow!
The itinerary wasn't the only aspect that
impressed us. It was also the third time we had sailed
on the Island Sky and it was also probably our best cruise
ever. Everybody on the ship worked tirelessly to keep
things running smoothly and to keep us happy. It's hard
to single people out for special praise, so we won't (well
OK, maybe we will in the case of our cruise director Neil),
otherwise the other truly excellent individuals know who