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The Minerva in Piraeus - 7th November

By way of introduction, this small gallery gives some idea of where we were to spend the next two weeks. We were new to the 350-passenger Minerva, but not to Swan Hellenic, having cruised with them before on the slightly bigger (650 passenger) Minerva II in 2007. This present ship seemed very comfortable to us and easily explored, making us feel "at home" from day one. The grey skies over Piraeus, where our cruise began, only stayed with us for the first couple of days and once we sailed south, it was beautiful . . perfect picture-taking weather for the rest of the trip!
The Minerva - under sunnier skies later in the trip
The Minerva - under sunnier skies later in the trip
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Inside our cabin on Minerva's Sun Deck
Our bathroom on the Minerva
Our bathroom on the Minerva
Wall map showing our cruise route
Wall map showing our cruise route
Looking off the stern of the Minerva
Looking off the stern of the Minerva
Looking across the stern of Minerva
Looking across the stern of Minerva
The pool on the aft deck of Minerva
The pool on the aft deck of Minerva
The Minerva's (top) Promenade deck
The Minerva's (top) Promenade deck
Looking forward into Piraeus from Minerva
Looking forward into Piraeus from Minerva
The Orpheus Lounge on Minerva
The Orpheus Lounge on Minerva
The casual Veranda Restaurant on Minerva
The casual Veranda Restaurant on Minerva
Swan Restaurant - Port side
Swan Restaurant - Port side
Swan Restaurant - Starboard side
Swan Restaurant - Starboard side
Shackleton Bar on Minerva
Shackleton Bar on Minerva
Stage end of the Darwin Lounge
Stage end of the Darwin Lounge
Darwin Lounge, set up for lectures
Darwin Lounge, set up for lectures
The Minerva, under sunnier skies later in the trip
The Minerva, under sunnier skies later in the trip