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Greek Islands - A cruise on MS Ocean Majesty 2019

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  • Sterkoder
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    Hahaha, yes, I read the report and reports from everyone else...., even if I don't comment.
    If the trips are today, yesterday or a few months back, I have no chance keep track of, because people are travelling so fast, often and to all times of the year in here that it can take the breath away from anyone who's only got three weeks of summer vacation ;-)

  • yvneac
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    Hi, Ralf. Thank's for sharing your cruise in Greece. I guess your ship would be for my taste, both her size and her decoration. You said they speak German onboard, but do they speak English too, ( even French????). Anyway I will go to their web site to have informations about their cruises, in case …..
    I stay tuned.

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  • Ralf__
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    Yes, some of the passengers had a bridge visit. And we were lucky (and quick enough)!

    IMG_4059 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    Nothing near us out on the Mediterranean Sea, but they were fully manned during our visit.

    IMG_4054 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    Details for the geeks among us:

    IMG_4063 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    IMG_4062 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    IMG_4064 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    And also very important for a Greek captain:

    IMG_4065 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    To be continued with day 3 of the cruise...

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  • Ralf__
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    And we go outside on our short walkaround: My favourite place is always the bridge deck near the nock.

    IMG_2202 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    There we are.

    IMG_2204 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    And the nock itself:

    IMG_4050 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    View forward from the bridge:

    e0019773-9b4e-4eb0-a8c2-23d24442c5b9 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

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  • Ralf__
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    The empty show lounge. Sorry bad light, bad quality.

    IMG_4112 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    The Bellini Bar. Here smoking inside is allowed! But it was mostly empty like this.

    IMG_4111 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    And the main restaurant during the dessert buffet. One of three times we visited this room. Normally we preferred the fresh air on the Lido Buffet.

    IMG_3273 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

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  • Ralf__
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    Nice picture! And at least you are reading the report! Thank you, Sterkoder.
    The cruise was back in October, we were travelling from 5th to 15th. Now i am back at work again...

    Some of our own interior impressions. Again our cabin which looked like this twice a day, when our cabin steward had his visit and it looked all new again...

    IMG_4144 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    Afternoon tea at the Lido-Deck:

    BF526F36-1FE4-42C3-9882-357C26B439E1 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    Apéro in the Majestic Lounge with Lazlo, a fantastic Jazz pianist.

    47E8B164-5D07-45FA-82BD-C015B8040AD3 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    The Majestic Lounge in total view:

    IMG_4110 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr





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  • Sterkoder
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    Wow, what a great cruise you must have! Enjoy!

    And look what I found from an album back in May 2018, the ship in Kristiansund
    SSL25797 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Ralf__
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    The next day was a sea day, since we had to cross the whole adriatic sea to reach Greece. Weather was fine, sea was calm, nothing to sea at all, so we took the time to explore the ship, get used to the daily routines (much, much food, the day is full if you want to use all offers) and we were quite squiffy; champain in the morning, wine at lunch, happy hour coc-ktail as apéro, wine at dinner and later a drink at the bar - we are not used to that...

    But i want to take the opportunity here to show you the ship:

    image00033 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    The Ocean Majesty is on the list of the 10 oldest active cruise ships of the world. But that is only half true, because she served the first half of her life as ferry "Juan March" between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic and Canaric Islands. About 1990 she was changed into a cruise ship and the car deck is now the main restaurant. Read her story here:

    https://www.faktaomfartyg.se/juan_march_1966.htm

    She has a typical classic hull with a round stern, no ducktail has been added:

    IMG_2853 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    And here you can see our cabin window right between the two life boats. I was very happy that the decksplan was so exact, i hoped it to be exactly so, when i booked the cabin.

    image00035 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    It was very difficult to catch all the interior areas without people, but this video gives you a very good impression:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2dNMXXebBY

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  • Ralf__
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    The passage along Venice town lasted about an hour, then the tugs were leaving us.

    image00003 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    Also the pilot boat is leaving.

    image00004 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    And we are crossing the Adriatic Sea towards Greece.

    image00008 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    To be continued...

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  • Ralf__
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    After a generous breakfast we had a short drive to Venice Utility Park in Mestre on the mainland, where we let the car. A shuttle bus brought us some minutes later directly to the mooring place of MS Ocean Majesty in San Basilio, directly beside the old town of Venice. And there she was.

    IMG_2104 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    We had a cabin on deck 6, D-52 with restricted view, but inbetween two life boats. And that was exactly right. The cabin was spacious with a comfortable bath room and the best shower we had on a ship so far.

    IMG_2142 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    We had a welcome drink, sorted our luggage and had a short tour through the ship. Soon we were ready to departure.

    IMG_2151 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    With a tugboat in front and one in the back, we slowly passed the grand canal and had a view over the crowds on the St. Mark's Square.

    IMG_2177 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

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