Day 29: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - End of Cruise

Posted on Mon 18 June 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 11 min read

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Today was a sad day we had to get off the boat. We got up and packed the last few items. I went down to the front desk to tell then that we wanted to donate some clothes, they were really nice and said that they would come and …


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Day 28: Messina, Italy

Posted on Thu 07 June 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 4 min read

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Today's port of call was Messina, on Sicily in Italy. We did get to see a neat church and a large bell tower. The bell tower was really neat because it showed the date, time, and the phase of the moon. But the most interesting part of it was …


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Day 27: At Sea

Posted on Thu 07 June 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 5 min read

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Today I will briefly describe our new room.
When you came in the door which has the same setup as the door in the other room and go in one step you are in a corridor that is about two feet wide (.6 metres). On your left is the …


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Day 26: Santorini, Greece

Posted on Sat 26 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 9 min read

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Today started out pretty early because we sailed into the caldera of the Santorini volcano this morning. We were allowed on the bow to see the arrival into the area. Because Santorini doesn't have any port remotely big enough to take a cruise ship we had to anchor out …


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Day 25: Ephesus, Turkey

Posted on Sat 26 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 7 min read

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Today's port of call was kusadasi (koo suh dah see), which is the port where cruise ships dock to get to Ephesus, Turkey (ehf-uh-sis need I tell you how to pronounce the second word?) Anyway we had to get up early to go off the ship, six o'clock or …


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Day 24: Athens,Greece

Posted on Sat 26 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 8 min read

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Today started off with breakfast and after we had consumed our food we headed out of the ship and hopped on the shuttle to the terminal. There we met our guide and walked to their car. We then rode to the acropolis and parked at a parking lot that …


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Day 23: Olympia,Greece

Posted on Sat 26 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 6 min read

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Today was an early day because we had to get up early because we were to meet in the Vista Lounge at seven fifteen for our shore excursion. This is because we did a shore excursion that the ship offers where we go to Olympia and to a museum …


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Day 22: Corfu, Greece

Posted on Tue 22 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 6 min read

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Today we stopped at a Grecian island called Corfu. It is in the middle of the Aegean sea, as most Greek islands are. The first thing that we did is get off the ship. Profound statement, eh. You know I think that I've been around Canadians to much... Anywaay …


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Day 21: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Posted on Mon 21 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 9 min read

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Today we came into the port of Dubrovnik at around six or seven o'clock. We literally went right next to the shore, not more than one or two hundred yards away, we were able to see the houses and all which was really pretty. They were all close together …


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Day 19: City that Starts with a "C" (Civiteveccia); Start of Second Part of Cruise

Posted on Mon 21 May 2012 in Transatlantic Cruise and Europe • 6 min read

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So today we were docked at a port which I won't tell you the name of because I can't even spell it let alone say, or pronounce it. I will tell you however that it is close to Rome so I will just call this port Rome for simplicity …


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