A nice Italian breakfast of cappuccino and croissant with Nutella on the terrace, chatting up other tourists is a nice way to begin your day in Venice. That is, until you realize that check out is 15 minutes away, and your husband is still sleeping. Who has a check out at 10:30? Our Venice hotel, that's who. So, we scurried around, throwing stuff in bags, looking like people who were trying to skip out on the bill, just to make it out in time. And we were back on the streets of Venice, bags in tow, absolutely ready to board the cruise ship.
Boarding was smooth and quick as most people were still out and about in Venice. We finally had a meal that didn't consist of pizza or pasta, and we sighed in relief. There is just something about boarding a cruise ship that takes your cares away. James proposed going back into Venice, but I just couldn't bring myself to leave the ship, and it wasn't too long before James was in agreement. Pacing yourself on these big trips is one of the most important keys to making it through, still having a good time.
1. James' face on our spa tour as the ionotherapy specialist pitched her product, claiming to be able to take off inches in one session.
2. The peanut butter cup mousse in the International Cafe.
3. Guacamole and chips with a view of Venice in Skywalkers Lounge at dusk.
4. Meeting one of our dinner couples who are missionaries in Malawi with a congregation of 5000!
5. Rocking out to the show band who played mostly Beatles, Creedence Clearwater etc.
And of course, exploring the ship! I just love seeing different ships and lines. It is so interesting to experience the service, to see how certain things are handled, and to learn the layout and special places. I am still learning, and am looking forward to 11 more days on this ship.
From a very relaxed Kaleigh