Posted by: Gary Guertin | November 10, 2012

20. Croatia/Med./Ft. Laud. Air/Cruise – Naples, Rome, & Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

Hi All,

This is a fill post for those of you who looked at the itinerary and saw we had Naples, Rome, and Florence on Oct. 25th, 26th, and 27th after Catania.  The ship did stop in Naples and Rome (Civitavecchia), but Susy and I had decided that we had been to these two cities so many times we would just stay on board and relax.  Susy was thinking about seeing Florence again, but the night we were due to go there the Captain announced that the weather forecast for the port of Livorno (Florence) was very bad. In order to make Barcelona (where 800 passengers are getting off) on schedule he was forced to deviate to Cagliari (Sardinia).  In the end, Susy had decided she wasn’t going into Florence, so the deviation didn’t matter to us, especially since we had been to Cagliari and would only get off for an Italian meal.

Let’s look at the three ports.

Naples, Thursday, Oct. 25th, the port sign:

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The port view of the port (left) side of the ship:

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If you look up on that hill you see the Royal Palace up close:

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Here’s a look at the port off the starboard (right) of the ship:

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Rome (Civitavecchia), Friday, Oct. 26, is just a port, as is evidenced by the number of passenger ships:

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Susy and I had dinner in the finest restaurant on the ship that night, so here’s the two of us enjoying an excellent meal:

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Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 27th, this is a beautiful port, with the old city right above the port.  Here’s the port from the ship:

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Up close:

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Here’s one of the streets up to the old town:

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Susy and I sat at one of those sidewalk cafés and had a wonderful Italian meal.  This picture of Susy says it all:

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Well that’s Naples, Rome, and Cagliari.  Our next stop is Barcelona, which is half way through our cruise and three quarters of our trip.  We’re down to just four more ports, so we begin to see the end. 

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)


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