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“There once was a girl called Exell”

As many of you know we have regular guest lecturers and one of our most entertaining is Dr Karen Exell, an Egyptologist who has cruised with us previously in the Middle East. I saw Karen speak on her first cruise in 2010, where she gave a lecture on how film and TV has influenced our perceptions of the ancient Egyptian culture. At times like this I wish we recorded our lectures for Youtube as it was excellent! Here is her …

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“A Slow Cruise to Burma”, by Dr Antoinette Mannion

From our various tweets and blog posts, you will have noticed that Burma has proven to be ‘a big hit’ with guests and our expert lecturers. Just before Christmas, we sailed a 14 night voyage from Singapore to Malaysia, Thailand and Burma. We were pleased that Dr Antionette Mannion, one of our guest lecturers thoroughly enjoyed her cruise, especially Burma and has shared her experiences in the blog post below. Enjoy! ————– “In early December 2012, the grey skies of …

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A Hot Ticket to Burma

Back in December we hosted a press trip for US and European journalists. The group travelled with us for two weeks to experience our new Far East programme. Over the next few months we hope to share the articles as they are published in various publications. The link below will take you to an amazing piece which appeared in the Miami Herald last week and outlines the author, Anne Kalosh’s experience as she travelled from Singapore up to Burma. Her …

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From Cruise Virgin to Aficionado in Just One Cruise

A few weeks ago we received a lovely letter from David Morton asking if we would like to see his blog and photos from his cruise from Istanbul to Venice in September 2012. We always study our passenger comment cards after each cruise and really welcome an extended diary like the one below from David. We do hope that you like his diary from the cruise and would welcome similar pieces from our guests. ———– “I was a cruise virgin, …

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Hello from Vietnam!

Over the last few days Aegean Odyssey has been sailing north along the Vietnamese coast. The ship spent two days in Ho Chi Minh City before sailing onto the coastal city of Nha Trang and then to Da Nang, which was founded over 3,000 years ago by the Cham people. Now it’s sailing north to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the visually stunning Halong Bay. Earlier this week, Ali – our Cruise Coordinator on Aegean Odyssey posted some pictures …

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‘Mingalar Bar’ or Hello in Burmese!

Mingalar Bar is ‘hello’ in Burmese, probably the most useful phrase you will need to know when visiting this amazing country. Once Aegean Odyssey has docked in Yangon, Burma’s largest city, the next thing our guests will notice will probably be the sparkling white uniforms of the government officials waiting to meeting our ship and its passengers. The city of Yangon sits on the Yangon River and Aegean Odyssey’s berthing in town is dictated by the high tide – this …

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An introduction to our Far East blogs – Burma, part 1

With just over one week after the start of our first season of cruising to the Far East, we thought it would be a good time to give our blog readers a chance to learn about some of the places we will be visiting. Many of the countries such as Singapore and Bangkok are well-known tourist destinations, others like Burma and Cambodia are just emerging as places of interest – and this is where their appeal lies. We’ve developed this …

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A comparison of Knossos, Akrotiri and Nauplia, by a Byzantine specialist?

Robin Cormack is well known to our guests on Aegean Odyssey, as one of our most popular guest lecturers. He has travelled with us on several occasions lecturing on his specialist subject of Byzantine history. On this voyage, Robin was interested in a different era of ancient history and the way two famous ancient sites are accessible to guests – an interesting departure for this expert of Byzantium history! ———————– “Aegean Odyssey left Istanbul on the evening of 27 August …

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From Venice to Athens – amazing sites and so much more

Nigel Ramsey joined us earlier this summer as one of our expert lecturers on the subject of Medieval History. Read on to discover what he found most special about his Voyages to Antiquity cruise. ——– “I’m a historian, and so for me the trip from Venice to Athens was a succession of glimpses of the past glories of one maritime power after another. We were seeing how the Venetians and Ottoman Turks each staked their claims (with the merchants of …

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“Why Mycenae is one of my favourite places”

Back in the summer, Dr Michael Higgins joined us on Aegean Odyssey. Those readers who view our blog regularly will know that we like to ask our guest lecturers to recount their journey and its highlights. For Michael, it was Mycenae, the archaeological site located 90km south west of Athens and whose name was given to the period of Greek history for 1600-1100BC. ————— “THE LIGHT OF GREECE” is really a classic Aegean cruise, visiting so many wonderful places in …

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