Heraklion, Crete & Santorini
I got sick during the night. REALLY SICK. I was the first member of the tour to go down and 1/3-1/2 of my fellow pilgrims would follow.
Kate took on the photographic dues for the morning visit to the town of Heraklion on Crete. The group visited the Minoan Palace of Knossos there. Dating back to 1900 BC, the Palace was the ceremonial and political center for the Minoan civilization, according to Wikipedia.
We sailed to the island of Santorini in the afternoon for what our cruise provider billed as, "an evening on incredible Santorini." Not quite the case. Most island visits require passengers to travel in small launches from the ship to shore. Our group drew one of the last slots, meaning we had little time on the island. Not enough to wait in line 90 minutes to take in the famous views from the Oia Village 1,000 feet above the sea.
By this point we really hated the ship. We enjoyed chatting with friends at a cafe in the harbor.