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There is no better way to wave the winter blues away than by taking a cruise where you can enjoy the tropical breeze, sip on cocktails and recharge those batteries as the final stretch of the year lies on the horizon.

Popular stops on this “bucket list” cruise include Kotor which will introduces you to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro where historical sites such as the old royal capital at Cetinje greatly contrasts the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park, making for quite a spectacular experience. Crete in Greece, also awaits and effortlessly draws you into its ancient hold with a promise of delicious cuisine, picturesque towns and rich cultural encounters that will leave you wanting more.

Mykonos is surely one of the most striking places on the cruise’s itinerary, as the towns on the island is set along rugged cliffs masterfully sculpted by the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Mykonos is well known for being a gem in more ways than one and often visitors can find bits of Greek wonder in the simplest of places, from the local café and bakery to a chic boutique or artistic galleria, it’s an island full of secrets waiting to be discovered.

End your magical experience in Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece where the past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilisation. Soak up the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colourful counterpoint to classical Greece.

When you are not out exploring ancient towns, you will be sailing along on Crown Princess which offers a plethora of activities and entertainment for all ages. Princess Cruises attract like-minded holidaymakers from all over the world and South Africans get to meet other nationalities on-board, share stories, meals and activities together, all making for rich experiences to remember forever.

Princess Cruises in South Africa, represented by Discover the World has two set departures to choose from in August and September, and they are offering  a 9 nights Fly & Cruise package. For more information contact Discover the World on (011) 463 5251 or email

Princess Cruises currently has a 4 out of 5 star CruiseCritic Review from over 2300 reviews


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