If you’d told me a year ago that my morning flat white on deck would be accompanied by the first officer pointing a digital thermometer at my forehead and checking my oxygen level, I’d have been most puzzled.
But daily temperature checks are just one aspect of cruising I had to get used to on my first post-lockdown cruise, exploring the Peloponnese on Variety Cruises’ 49-passenger Galileo.
It was a small price to pay for a blissful week in the Greek sunshine in August.
Believe me, I know how lucky I am to have the freedom to travel again. I’ve been on two trips since the UK Government agreed on so-called air bridges with a handful of other countries: one to Spain, staying in an Airbnb in Andalucia, and this most recent visit to Greece.