Saturday, 6 July 2013

A very short cruise holiday featuring Cinque Terre

I'm halfway through my contract here on Herm Island so I decided to take some holiday days off together to visit Liberty of Seas where my boyfriend is currently working. Here is a sort of diary entry about my crazy trip!

Because Herm has a limited boat schedule I had to leave the afternoon before in order to catch an 8am flight. I was joining Liberty of the Seas in Villefranche which meant flying in to Nice. Everything went reasonably smoothly although Villfranche is somewhere I don't know and didn't get to know, just getting to take this picture from the ship.

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I only had one full day onboard as a result of my only staying two nights and that day was in La Spezia in Italy which I discovered is the gateway to Cinque Terre (5 villages) a UNESCO site on the Italian Riviera. So that was where I wanted to visit. I tried my best to research so we went to the first village of Riomaggiore thinking that there was a famous walkway to the next village but unfortunately that was closed so we only got to see the, beautiful enough, village of Riomaggiore.

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It's a bit unfortunate about the scaffolding, I have a postcard showing the perfect look! But it's still pretty cool. I hope to go back one day and see the rest of the pretty cove villages.

Here's a picture of us showing Liberty of the Seas in La Spezia port in the back.



That night I enjoyed being back on ship once more and watching sunset over the sea.


Those are mountains sticking out over the clouds in the back which was very pretty!

It was 70s night in the Royal Promenade, the heart of the ship:


My last day was in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome where it was simple enough to catch a train to Rome airport and my flight home. But first a touristy photo with this well known statue on the beach next to the port:



Today was my first day back at work at the beach cafe and we were really busy! I think the next couple of months are going to fly by but I'll try and find things to blog about!! And what my next adventure will be!

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