Nov 032010

I’ve updated the cruise map pictures that I produced and posted before we set sail.

The updated maps have been changed to reflect the port deviations we experienced at the start and the end of our journey.

The revised maps for each of the eight separate sailings are collected together in the attached gallery.

Click on an image tile to view the map.

Oct 262010

It’s Dubrovnik today (cloudy but with outbreaks of sun).

What a wonderful city. We leave Peggy in a monastery (it’s sunday) and walk the mile or so around the old city on top of the ancient city walls. SOme fantastic shopping and a very very clean city within the walls.

I would be very happy to return on a holiday here.

Outside the city walls you can see many houses riddled with bullet holes from the recent war – a sad sight, especially with neighbour turing on neighbour. Still, with a cost of around £10 each to walk the wall I see how they’ve afforded to rebuild the city so quickly.

After 4 or five ours sight-seeing (and shopping!) we return to the ship at about 2 for an early ‘push off’ at 3:30.

Next stop, Venice…

Aug 072010

We leave Dubrovnik and head for the the final port before turning back into the mediterranean. After a night at sea we arrive in the spectacular lagoon port of Venice. Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”. Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”. Venice has also been described as being one of Europe’s most romantic cities.

It is the destination we’re looking forward to most, the high-point of our cruise.

Destination Notes

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Dubrovnik to Venice