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The beginnings

 

After my very first time cruising living that wonderful experience, I have discovered that shipping is, without a doubt, the best way to travel. It is so much the enjoining that I have almost lost my interest in other way to travel... My husband and I were very addicted.

What I would like to share are all advantages that this way of travelling can offer, like the easiest way to know any city or country, even if we do it little by little... and no need to move your baggage.

I know is not so much time to visit each city, but we carry our "hotel" on our back as a snail carries his house. That makes easier to visit many cities in few days. Otherwise we would need a lot of time to visit them and most of the people do not have that time.

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Excursions

Athens

Athens

  MY VISIT TO ATHENS: The arrival of the ship at the port of Athens was at 06: 00h and we should be back at 16: 30h. It dawned a beautiful day, something we could not check until you got to breakfast at the buffet and we saw it on the deck. That is one of the drawbacks go inside cabin … But the important thing was that the day was perfect … I will make a brief introduction to

Toulon

Toulon

After a day of sailing after our departure from Barcelona , today the Regal reach Toulón , beautiful city on the French coast and close to Italy , famous for housing the main military port of France. The historical center is located next to the harbor is full of small streets that when you least expect, will give great avenues. The city has many sights of interest to visit, among which include: National Maritime Museum : It houses historical naval

Corfú

Corfú

We woke up to a beautiful day peeking out from our balcony. At that hour of the morning was very nice temperature, but we knew throughout the day despite the heat start, so I had to smarten up, make a light breakfast in the buffet and head to our scale today, Corfu . Corfu , Greece sea island Ionian , whose capital has the same name, offers a curious architectural elements cultural fusion with French, Italian and English. On this

Villefranche and Monaco

Villefranche and Monaco

We got up early, like every day we came to a new port. Whenever we went out to the balcony to see front line as we approached the coast and enjoy from the first moment of arrival in a new city … On other occasions we we allowed the luxury of seeing the arrival from the bed itself … amazing feeling … Although the day was overcast and cold, this is one of those ports that your eyes should be

Celebrity Solstice-La Goulette

Celebrity Solstice-La Goulette

Following the usual custom, we decided to do the tour on our own. This time the price of this one on the ship was not very expensive, but my husband and I like to go to our air stopping in places that seem most interesting … Tunisia is a historic city, marked by a Medina of labyrinthine alleys, covered passageways and several palaces, mosques, mausoleums and fountains. If the walls of the Medina spoke … We have come to Tunisia

Cork

Cork

In the sixth century the Irish Saint Finbar founded in Cork a monastery. He became urban center around the year 915, when the Vikings formed a commercial port and was converted into a city in 1185 by rey John of England . As for the tour the day before, we had been at 09.00h on the white piano in La Plazza . This time we had it easy, just off the port of Cobh we find the train station that

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

  MY VISIT TO AMSTERDAM: Finally we were bound for one of the cities most wanted to know. Booked flight with Transavia . I had not heard before that airline, but only wanted it to be good and what it had cost me, ‘I’ll be I could !!!!. We left the sunny Malaga on Flight 10: 30h, with a duration of 2 hours and arrived at Amsterdam on 13: 00h. Once we collected our bags we headed to the hall

Split

Split

We left Venice , a magical city where they exist, with stunning views from the deck of our ship. Unforgettable view of the Plaza de San Marcos . They say it is one of the intake or exhaust port with more impact you can enjoy one crucerista …. The output image of this city, still in our minds, we reached our second leg of the cruise, Split . Split is a small town on the Adriatic coast racing Dubrovnik ,

Celebrity Infinity-Oslo

Celebrity Infinity-Oslo

  MY VISIT TO OSLO: Like every morning we woke up with the illusion of seeing images deparaban us behind our balcony … Today we expect the capital of Norway , Oslo . The ship docked early as usual whenever we reach a scale. It was 08.00am and we were leaning on the balcony admiring the first building in exposed brick, with its towers, which we saw in the city. The fact of traveling in balcony has many advantages, in

Copenhaguen

Copenhaguen

The first day of what was to be our experience Baltic began with the arrival of our plane to the starting point of the cruise, Copenhagen . It was 3:00 pm in the afternoon when he landed at the airport. To move to our hotel, we opted for the metro, quite comfortable and modern environment. I noticed that the driver was not wearing. The ticket cost us € 9’69 both. We got off at a stop near the hotel and

Helsinki

Helsinki

Again we were in another country … That’s the magic of cruising, you change the country overnight. Finland was the 5th we were visiting. As is our custom, we headed into town I walked, because like most of the cities visited on this cruise, you can know perfectly foot. On the way to the center, we see numerous parks, it is a city that transmits peace and tranquility and even when we went through some school recess did not notice

Volendam

Volendam

No more waking up in Amsterdam , about 08: 00h in the morning, the first thing I did was open the curtains of our extensive window and see the time we had. Again we were lucky, it was a fantastic day, marred only by bursts of air coming and going from time to time. Once arranged down to breakfast, we wanted to be ready at 09.00h because that was when zarpábamos bound to Volendam , where we arrive about 12.30pm.

Genoa-Portofino

Genoa-Portofino

Our company ship MSC , the Splendida , was about to dock in Genoa , a city that did not yet know, despite my numerous raids by the sea Mediterranean . But our goal would not be this city, at least not input. Our goal would be to Portofino , a nearby village, who had recommended me not to lose under any circumstances, so it would have to decide how to get there. We had knowledge that we could arrive

Santorini

Santorini

We continued enjoying our cruise around the Greek islands, we had already visited several cities before arriving in Santorini of about which I’ll tell you my experience later, but I can not help but tell before the trip to this island because of the impact it had on my. I wrapped her spell … Santorini is a Cycladic archipelago due to a volcanic explosion acquired the present form …. It looks like a round bun, which has taken a bite

Glasgow

Glasgow

The story of Glasgow , the largest city in Scotland , dating back almost 2,000 years of a Roman settlement called advanced Cathures . With the advent of Christianity the city grew around a wooden church founded by Saint Mungo in the sixth century, but it was King William who in 1175 became Glasgow officially in a city. The beauty of Glasgow takes many forms, but probably none is as fascinating as its spectacular and numerous medieval castles. Every morning

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

We were heading toward St. Petersburg , Russia . We had our clocks ahead one hour and at 8:00 am we should be off the ship because on this occasion we booked the tour with Shorex.ru. and we had been with them at the terminal at 9:00 am. After waiting a very long queue to leave the boat, we headed to customs and, upon completion of the relevant procedures, went outside where we expected Antuan a Russian guy who would

Liverpool

Liverpool

Liverpool is known among other things for being the birthplace of The Beatles . He was named European Capital of Culture by the European Union , it was founded as a town in 1207 by Rey John I and was granted city status in 1880. It is a medieval city full of bustle which currently enjoys a vibrant and has many areas along the middle of it which were declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco . Our ship docked

La Valetta

La Valetta

We were in Valletta , capital of Malta . It was our first stop after leaving Barcelona and having enjoyed a day of sailing something cool and rainy. We got off the ship and headed down a steep street that looked from the output of Gem was going to give a very long stairs. We were accompanied by friends Valladolid we had met on the first day cruise. After climbing the stairs we come to the square of the Triton

Invergordon (Inverness)

Invergordon (Inverness)

Invergordon is a wonderful port town, which is located in the eastern highlands of Scotland . It is small and cozy, with its streets a famous mural path that includes 11 large colorful paintings on the walls of some houses, which represent the past and present life Highlands . Nothing like every morning to get up pretty early, I went to our balcony to check the time that we would. This time no luck, ” was falling world !!!!. That

Venice II

Venice II

The next day we stayed with our friends in the breakfast room. It was a simple room that had a mini buffet, fairly complete, with coffee, different teas, juices, pastries of all kinds, bread for toasting, cereals … very comprehensive for how small it was very cozy and clean as the whole hotel …. After breakfast and with renewed strength we headed back to St. Mark ‘s Square to see carefully, the Basilica , the Doge ‘s Palace , the

Celebrity Infinity-Olden

Celebrity Infinity-Olden

  MY VISIT TO OLDEN: Today we woke up early not much, as the ship reached the port of Olden at 10:00 am. As every day we leaned over to our balcony to see the gift that nature might hold us with magnificent views of this country. The morning was rainy and cold, you could tell we were moving up the coast. In addition to dress warmly today it would have to carry an umbrella. After enjoying the entrance by

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British colony with a population of about 30,000 inhabitants, located in the extreme northwest of the Rock of Gibraltar in southern Spain . Its location in the Strait of Gibraltar is strategic, since the latter connects the sea Mediterranean and the ocean Atlantic between Spain and North Africa . After a relaxing day of sailing we headed to Gibraltar . In this mini – cruise alone would visit two cities, but was well spent and we did

Ajaccio

Ajaccio

  MI VISIT TO AJACCIO: Ajaccio , capital of Corsica, city well known for being the birthplace of Napoleon . From our balcony we could almost touch the palm trees adorning the harbor promenade. Bright and spectacular day that no doubt would make us even more enjoyable our stay in this beautiful city … The ship docked at the same port, right in the center of Ajaccio . As we landed we could see some small boats and luxury yachts

Rome

Rome

One of the excursions that raises more interest in popular cruises in the Mediterranean is a visit to Rome . You should not forget to bring comfortable and “decent” clothes or prudish, without showing legs, because if you want to go to the Vatican , will not let you in if you do not wear the right clothes. I actually had to put me meshes at the entrance, because my dress seemed short. Fortunately that her purse, because there you

Naples-Pompeii

Naples-Pompeii

I begin my articles regarding the cities included in this Mediterranean cruise in the Norwegiam Gem with the populous city of Naples , the 3rd most populated city in Italy . I know if the city has a great tourist attraction worldwide, but not me it seemed to me and I will not lose heart, it’s a personal opinion , perhaps because I took the garbage strike and found a city, dirty and chaotic. The good thing about Naples is

Stockholm

Stockholm

Our cruise on the Baltic capitals was coming to an end. The next town was the capital of Sweden , Stockholm . This particular city was built on 14 islands interconnected by 57 bridges, so it is known as the “Venice of the North” . Nothing else to wake up and from our bed, as we approached the city, and we could appreciate the beauty of it. Camouflaged amid lush green nature and its showy buildings were immersed … Although

Celebrity Infinity-Bergen

Celebrity Infinity-Bergen

  MY VISIT  TO BERGEN: At 09.00h we reached what would be our last port of call, Bergen . As explained Celebrity Today , this city is surrounded by seven mountains and is known as the gateway to the fjords of Norway . In medieval times was the seat of kings, Viking ancient fortress, surrounded by high mountains, deep fjords and immense glaciers. Bergen offers the charm of a small town, while you can enjoy an international atmosphere. It is

Celebrity Infinity-Flam

Celebrity Infinity-Flam

  MY VISIT TO FLAM: We woke up in Flam with a sunny summer day, as at the beginning of the cruise. By going down again, the temperature rose a few degrees. For me the night had been very long because since our departure from Geiranger I was indisposed. And at dinner when we were leaving the fjord to delve into the sea, the ship started swinging movements, so I hesitated to continue the succulent dinner he was enjoying. And

Cagliari

Cagliari

  MY VISIT TO CAGLIARI: Cagliari is the capital of the island of Cerdeña , located south of it … It’s a great city full of life and light, where you can enjoy the most pristine and beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. It is tremendously tourist and then leave most of their income. Plus it is a very commercial city, is full of bars and shops with lots of animation. After our ship dock in this luminous city, we proceeded

Chania

Chania

Crete is the main island of Greece and represents one of the symbolic boundaries between East and West . It is located equidistantly between Europe , Asia and Africa . The island, which has a rich history, occupies a strategic position and it has been involved in numerous conflicts between peoples to gain control of the sea Mediterranean . Crete was the cradle of civilization Mionica, which dominated the Mediterranean oriental from the Millennium IV until I before Christ. Chania

Dublin

Dublin

Dublin has a long history of occupation by different conquerors. It was originally a settlement of the Vikings in the ninth century and is credited with more than 1,000 years old. The atmosphere is that of a small city that is anchored in the past. From the stone facade of Trinity College to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Patrick , you might suggest that Dublin is deeply rooted in its history. But it is much more than this, this welcoming

Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

Undoubtedly, one of the typical pictures of Holland are their fields of tulips and windmills. One of the examples where we can find several of them running and possibility to visit is in the village of Zaanse Schans . It is a small village located about 10 kms northwest of Amsterdam and where we can see perfectly the atmosphere of the typical Dutch village of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In our case we take we had gone to Amsterdam

Saint Peter Port (Guernsey)

Saint Peter Port (Guernsey)

Saint Peter Port is a small village in the UK , capital of Guernsey . It is part of the Channel Islands and its dimensions are 14 km long and 8km wide. It is located off the coast of Normandy and despite belonging to England has its own currency. Its landscape is lush and green … Then I will tell you as we make our trip to this small port … We began the first tour of our brand new

Pisa-Lucca-Florence

Pisa-Lucca-Florence

Disembarking at port of Livorno , you can see you have several options to do the tour on your own. Or you take a taxi to take you to Florence or Pisa , or the free bus that takes you to Livorno and from there the train. If several people are interested you could take a taxi and spread the cost of it to all; there are up to 8 seats. The price varies, this way you can see both

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

From our balcony we could appreciate the beauty of this city with its spectacular Gothic cathedral in the background … from there and began to take pictures, normal and you want to immortalize all the experiences in each scale at which’re coming. And with all the equipment and after recharge after a good breakfast at the buffet landed. From the information we had been collecting knew the visit to the historic town not us we could lose, so it was

Celebrity Infinity-Stavanger

Celebrity Infinity-Stavanger

We had a special interest in this scale because it offered some of the most interesting points of the cruise … As you all know we solve our excursions on the fly, but we have information to guide home and know that cities and towns can arouse more interest in cruise passengers. The highlights were, besides the very center of this small and welcoming city, the Museum Norwegian Canning , which as we indicated in the information Celebrity Today is

Celebrity Infinity-Geiranger

Celebrity Infinity-Geiranger

  MY VISIT TO GEIRANGER: Despite how tempting it offered Geiranger and having done most trips more embergadura with Spanish colleagues, I decided from the beginning that Geiranger not down to me, for the simple reason that all the interesting trips that were made in this charming village were by escarpadísmas, very steep and winding roads to reach these wonderful places, but I was not willing to experiment, because of the ease with which I get seasick to rise in

Celebrity Infinity-Alesund

Celebrity Infinity-Alesund

  MY VISIT TO ALESUND: Alesund is one of the most important fishing ports in this country. The city was burned in 1904 and for three years was rebuilt in the style Art Nouveau . On arrival at Alesund he was scheduled at 08.00am and return on board at 09:45 pm, so we had toooooooodo free day to explore this city. Something I did not understand much, because it really no need many hours to meet her , to be

Hoorn-Alkmaar

Hoorn-Alkmaar

That night we slept in Hoorn is located along the inland sea of Holland , the IJsselmeer . What most characterizes this beautiful village is preserved as the Dutch traditional facades in many houses and some building. In the historic port you can still see old sailing ships. We got up as usual about 08.00h in the morning to dress up and go down to breakfast as at 09.00h stopped serving breakfast. To this day our intention was to visit

Capri

Capri

  MY VISIT TO CAPRI: Again we were in Naples , it is what has repeated the Mediterranean , you can go see bits of cities that you were still pending or discover new destinations from the same city … I do not know if you remember the last time was a real adventure usher in Naples , do you remember? the city of the gymkhana with crossings dangerous streets where drivers never stop … Well, this time our intention

Celebrity Solstice-Roma-Visit to the Coliseum

Celebrity Solstice-Roma-Visit to the Coliseum

At 9:00 am our ship docked in Civitavecchia and sail at 9:00 pm. The city of Rome , also called Eternal City waiting for us with many wonders to see, the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain … We got up late, without a clear idea of whether or not we would go to Rome , but upon arriving to the port we decided we had outstanding many things to see in this city despite having been twice before. Our

Belfast

Belfast

  MY VISIT TO BELFAST: In the year 1613 James I granted the status of district Belfast , until 1888 when the Queen Victoria granted the official status of town. Originally it called “Beal Feirste” , Gaelic word for “mouth of a fjord sandy” and is located between the mountains and the coast, being the capital of Northern Ireland . Recently Belfast has recovered from decades of political struggle, Belfast was founded in the seventeenth century and flourished in the

Kusadasi

Kusadasi

Our next destination would Kusadasi , where the Regal Princess was scheduled to dock at 08.00h. As you know my wife Marian is not very much in favor of seeing “stones”, so this time chose not to land early and later with our son David to go shopping. The ship would depart at 5:00 p.m., so that was available for just over 8 hours to visit all places that offered us this destination. Below I detail the most significant:  

Celebrity Solstice-Cannes

Celebrity Solstice-Cannes

We woke up in Cannes , very known place of the French Riviera . It was our last stop, and I was worth seizing. The wonderful cruise on Celebrity Solstice was coming to an end. After a light breakfast we head to the deck where we waited the tenders to take us to the port. It was then when I appear before my eyes one of the most beautiful images that human beings can enjoy the French coast with its

Marseilles

Marseilles

Well; This has been another deja vu. Two years ago we went down in this port with the idea of knowing Marseille , but then my kids wanted to return to the ship, and this time have fallen again with the firm conviction to know this city where the sun comes out. Once down I missed the reception we had had the previous time with those locals dressed in clothes tradicionles which an arc with flowers through which we pass,

Venice I

Venice I

Venice , built on a sea island Adriatic … The city of canals. It is one of the most charming and picturesque cities in the world and one of the most interesting points when you go on a cruise. When a cruise out of Venice ideally go one or two days before so you can know her better. We had the advantage (and I say advantage, because it had more time to know) that from Seville no daily flights to

Heraklion

Heraklion

We had reached the end of our scale in Greek lands. Greece was fascinating and wonderful like me and our journey through these lands ended in Heraklion , the capital of Crete , the largest island of Greece , historically coveted for its strategic location. It has great natural treasures and important archaeological remains of the Minoan civilization, being the place where Greek mythology that Daedalus built the labyrinth of the Minotaur and birthplace of Zeus . The most prominent

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