Cruising the Mediterranean

Sunday, June 5, 2011

After Lake Como we drove back down to Rome to start our 7 day Mediterranean cruise. This cruise was a graduation gift from my parents and were so excited! This was the first cruise for Jason and me [other than the Scholar Ship].

Our ship, the Navigator of the Seas, was huge! It had 14 passenger decks, an ice skating rink, rock climbing wall, mini golf course, casino, nightclub and a large promenade of shops and restaurants. 

Our ship stopped in Sicily, Athens, Turkey and Crete! The other days we got to spend on the ship just hanging out!

We played mini golf:

Made great friends in our dinner group. Hnin and Micky were from LA and they just got engaged in Paris 2 days before coming on the ship! Angie and Reine are newlyweds from Germany and they were so wonderful! We lucked out to get such great people at our dinner table because we looked forward to hanging out with them every night!

 Dinner was so fun every night getting to try all kinds of new food and our new friends were awesome about letting me, the food blogger, sample everything! :) The food was great and it was a dream for me to get to try as much as I wanted for free! We always ordered a few appetizers and main courses each! That counts as research right??

Hnin calls these our Titanic pictures on the stairs!
It was fun dressing up for formal nights even if we weren't that dressed up! Ball gowns don't exactly fit in with 5 weeks of traveling clothes, lol. 

We also got to play shuffleboard with our friends, hit up the casino [just $10 we swear!] and take in beautiful sunsets. We really had a wonderful time!

We got blackjack on our first hand! It was fun to do for 3 minutes, 
but I can definitely see why we are NOT allowed to gamble!

Jason really wanted a "King of the World" picture!

The entertainment on the ship included a Broadway musical night, ballroom dancing show, Ice dancing show, Ice sculpture demonstration, 70's night and lots of other stuff. We tried to do as much as we could for our first cruise!

It was a blast and we will definitely be cruising again! Thanks Dad and Carol!

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1 comment:

  1. A cruise down the Mediterranean! What could be better?! I'm super jealous, it looked like a blast!! Can't wait to see pictures of the destinations you stopped at, I'll live vicariously through your blog posts while I sit here in Arkansas so keep them coming:) Miss ya guys!