Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Long Cruise: Follow Me

Ever Spent An Extended Period of Time on A Ship? Or Dreamed About It?

Follow me as I spend 18 days on board the Rotterdam, cruising the Mediterranean, and then heading out for a transatlantic crossing. I’ll blog daily about the experience, - the ports, the food, the people, the experiences, and the thrill of being 900 miles from land in all directions.

The Next Best Thing to Actually Being Here! I’ll include pictures and video as we go along.
All aboard, and enjoy!

We spent three days in Rome before the cruise , in order to recover from jetlag and get ourselves oriented. It was a good decision. We stayed in two lovely hotels, one in the very heart of Rome, the Hassler, at the top of the Spanish steps,

and one on the hills above the city, the quiet park like Rome Cavalieri, with its views of the eternal city and St. Peters.