12 days on a boat cruising the Mediterranean with our kids? Was (mostly)
fun for all.
NCL Norwegian Spirit
The Norwegian Sprit, our home away from home for 12 days.
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We flew out a day ahead to spend some more time in Venice before getting on the boat.
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Our first cool stop was Athens, home of the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
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Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey
The first of two stops in Turkey. The highlight is the ancient city of Ephesus. Anthony and Cleopatra went there on their honeymoon so it should be good.
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Our second stop was the largest city in Turkey and historical capital of the region.
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Back to Greece we spend a day in the party island of Mykonos. Wish we could have spent the night here.
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Back for the first of three stops in Italy. Naples we didn't even see, but we did visit Positano, Sorrento and best of all Pompeii!
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For Rome we chose the Ultimate Rome package to make sure we saw the Colosseum as well as the Sistine Chapel. Glad we did but both visits were very brief.
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We knew very little about Florence, just that it's home to the Renaissance and has lots of great art, including the statue of David..
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Another place we knew very little about. Ended up being a fairly relaxed visit where we enjoyed some French culture and classic French architecture.
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End of the trip! We spend a relaxing day in Barcelona with a minimum of sight seeing..
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