Above, you will see a picture of the port of Rome. Please go ahead and say Civitavecchia and if you can, say it five times. It is not a beautiful port and is about 1 1/2 hours out of Rome with its history and beauty. Below are photos once we embarked on the ship. Our cabin, yes an inside, was very nice, small as usual and very comfortable for the upcoming 16 days. We usually take an inside unless there is a special deal running for balconies and we are sometimes upgraded to an ocean view. If you look on the right photo you can see this ship has the updated flat screen tvs. But no dvd players, we brought that. lol And in the bottom two photos you will see that the flat screen is also set up where you can do anything by tv remote. Find out what is being served in the dining room, order tours or room service or spa treatments. Every thing right at the touch of our hand. And check out the picture of the hallways. Nice wide hallway with motif pictures on the wall. Beautiful for sure.
Here you can see a church, started by Gaudi and still is being built today. La Sagrada Familia was started 1883 and still continues. This great cathedral, inspired by Gothic style yet a landmark of modern architecture, is in reality not much more than a facade. Gaudí died before he could finish his biggest and most beloved project, with galleries that should have room for 1500 singers, 700 children and 5 organs. Will the city of Barcelona ever complete this monumental work?
From the Bellver Castle it was off to the town of Valldemossa passing through the city, beautiful windmills, cementeries filled with people laying flowers on graves and through the hillsides. Valldemossa was filled with stone houses, stone streets, and stone shops. Even the bell towers and churches were stone. Very neat and unique. Micheal Douglas also has Costa Nord Culture Center here along with a home.
As you walk from the ship to town, you will see the things in the below four photos. The lighthouse is where we picked up the hop on hop off bus. But you will also walk past the beach in route to the light house. Look close and you can see me standing by the anchor.
Next you will find me sitting in the El Morroco lounge while on the bottom right is the entrance into the Adult disco called The Red Carpet.
Another lounge you could sit for drinks while listening to the piano player was at The Grand Piano. Not in a photo was also The Cool for karoke which we did frequent. It was close to the El Morroco Lounger and The Grand Piano Bar. On the right above is the beautiful theatre where all the great shows happened.
This cruise we enjoyed some great shows. The first las vegas show was called "Cat." It was not our favorite but was still great. Fiesta Latino was the second dancer/singer show and the picture below is from that show.