Sunday September 27, 2020

Cruising paradise

A cruise is the perfect way to relax, have fun and be amazed at the stunning beauty of the Mediterranean, writes Ros Drinkwater.

8th September, 2012
St Stilianos Catholic Church, in Santorini and the Celebrity Solstice. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

Iawoke to the mesmerising sight of Vesuvius rising out of the mist, but there was no time to linger: I had a date with a hydrofoil, destination Capri. In 29AD, Emperor Augustus fell in love with the island and bought it lock, stock and barrel. Two millenniums on, it still bewitches.

The funicular carries you up the steeply terraced terrain through subtropical vegetation to the town on the summit, a warren of cobbled alleys lined...

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