The UK experienced the hottest day on record yesterday, making me reflect on how lucky I’ve been. I grew up when international travel was cheap and in a family wealthy enough to have a holiday once a year.
Heat in 30 and 40 degrees centigrade is new to the UK, and I saw many people here in Edinburgh struggling with it, but not new to my summer holidays. I’ve not had one in so many years, and so my mind turned to this Game of Thrones cruise. That’s a holiday from Sail Croatia.
As the name of the company suggests, it’s all about small ship cruising around the waters of Croatia. Some of the Game of Thrones was filmed there.
Speaking of which, there’s a new feature for the prequel House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon has Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, one-time Time Lord Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, with a host of other talents on the project.
In the UK, Sky/Now TV have House of the Dragon has an exclusive.
I asked Sail Croatia what to expect from the cruise and, as a result, have permission to share some lovely pictures. I wish I had been there.
The cruise means the ship docking, you getting off and exploring some of the locations, including Kings Landing, Qarth and the city of Meereen.
Cruises are 7 to 8 days, more than I can afford and come with a buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch and enough to make me jealous. This is not a playtest review.
Will it be as sunny as it looks? Time and Date.com suggest so! It doesn’t get blistering, and nor, even in winter, does it get freezing.
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