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What are the best cruises in Greece? We are looking for 7 to 10 days to get around the islands with 2 kids ages 10 and 11. 

I was looking at Norwegian and MSC but they are so limited... 

 

Thank you 

 

 

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There is no one "best" for everyone. It might be a good idea to find a travel agent, particularly that specializes in cruising, to help you determine what your needs are.

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As other posters noted there is no "best"  there is budget, schedule, price and what kind of experience you desire.

 

With kids you need to balance the kids club, what they are interested with this very port intensive cruise.   We did a Med with younger kids and as they kids got older what they liked/tolerated as well as experienced/remember changed as did what we focused on.

 

I have always selected cruise line based on purpose;  Med/Greece all about the ports ( not only the port line-up, but time in port are important, never forget your time is port is shortened by whether you dock / tender and you need to be onboard a good 30' before, but you really don't want to leave that 30' window to chance, so what you do with your excursions factor in too.

 

We just got off a NCL Star ( Venice, Kotor, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Argostolion, Dubrovnik ), the only thing missing was Athens of which we didn't have ahead of Venice so it was a slam dunk for us.  We much would have preferred RCCL or Princess as a line/ship experience but their sailing dates and ports just couldn't match, and in the end as disappointed as we were with a few things on NCL it was so wonderful because of the ports, for other cruises we'd not have made the same choice.

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Thank youf or the reply. One of our kids is high functioning Autistic however they are our younger children and are very mature. We do not use the kids club for that reason. We are also spending 2 weeks in Greece so not really care too much about the tours when on the ship. 

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Make sure you check the time each cruise line spends in each port. MSC is notorious for short port days. That makes them somewhat cheaper, but you really miss out on sightseeing time.  

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We are taking the X80 bus from the port to the ruins (Athens). It costs 4 Euro and it takes 30 minutes.

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With Princess we were able to visit Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, and Crete from the islands and ports like Volos and Pireas.

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Have seen a TV programme where this cruise line has been used. It is a budget cruise line but always looks good for Greece

https://www.celestyalcruises.uk/en-uk

 

We've also used P&O and Celebrity and both have been good - P&O much cheaper when it comes to shore excursions. (Same ones but half the price)

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