It was about a medium sized ship. It was very nice.
Our second day on the ship was at sea. So we caught up on sleep, layed in the sun, swam, and got to know our Irish friends at our table. It's amazing how difficult it is to understand people with heavy accents.
Our fourth day and third stop, was to Santorini, Greece. I loved every stop, but this was our favorite! I have seen a lot of beautiful places and this ranks among the top! It is so breathtaking! Every five steps we took, I wanted to stop and take a picture. All of the villages are on the top of the mountain. It looks like snow from far away. The only way into the villages of Santorini, is up a tram, walk up 600 stairs, or ride a Donkey. There was no way I was going to walk up the stairs and I felt bad for the Donkeys. So, tram it was. Once up to the village of Fira, we rented a 4-wheeler to ride to the Village of Oia. This was recommended by one of Joe's friends. This village is famous for all of its white buildings. We just loved riding around, enjoyed shopping, beautiful views and the food. The water is so clear there! Here are some pics of Oia and our adventures.
The only thing I did not enjoy about Santorini was the back down. Of course, Joe wanted to at least walk down the 600 stairs to say, "we did it". Bad idea. I got blisters on my toes from all of the pressure, which are still healing. Also, we barely made it around the corners due to Donkeys almost running us over and trying to avoid Donkey droppings. It is now fun to laugh about. And we can definetely say, "we did it".
Taking a cruise to Europe was a great way to get around and see a lot. I was grateful that I did not get sea sick. I was really worried. A few things we leared about traveling and cruising. Give yourself a nights stay before boarding your ship and go with another couple on longer cruises. On sea days it would have been nice to have another couple or so to hang out with and also nice to have people to take your pictures! We tried self-portraits, but most of them didn't turn out well.
Last, either plan ahead and leave room for souveniors, or take an extra bag with you.