Saturday, June 16, 2007

Our Mediterranean Cruise- "Featuring the 'Costa Serena' and Bari, Italy"

I suppose you could say I have been a bit intimidated to blog about our trip to Europe. Not because I have nothing to tell but more so because I have too much to tell. Its a bit daunting to decide how much to share and how many pictures to include. So rather than making one GIGANTIC post on our entire 12 day trip, I am going to keep you "on the edge of your seats" and just post a day or two at a time. I'll start with the beginning of the trip.

We flew from Vancouver to Toronto (5 hr. flight), had a 7 hr. layover in the Toronto airport, flew from Toronto to Venice (approx. 9 hr. flight), took a 20 min. bus ride to the cruise ship port, waited for 2 1/2 hours in the very muggy and over crowded terminal to board the ship, and then FINALLY made it to our wonderful room. By this point, we were sweaty, TIRED, a tad frustrated from all the travelling and line ups, and very ready to brush our teeth and shower! The cruise ship was brand new as of May 2007 and was very impressive. There were over 3700 guests and over 1100 staff on the ship--- as you can imagine, it was a "full house" to say the least. Here are some pictures of the ship:










We then set sail from Venice and by the next day we made it to our first port of call, Bari, Italy. Jon and I walked about 20 min. from the port, into town. We enjoyed walking through an old castle, catching the tail end of an Italian wedding at a gorgeous cathedral, and sipped Fanta sodas as we perused the alley way shops and unique architecture of the town. The weather was great and we had a really nice day.










Then it was back on the ship and off to our next port.

Stay tuned for our second port of call--- Katakolon, Greece (where the very first olympic games were held)...

7 comments:

Sally said...

It looks amazing. It must have been so wonderful to have so much one on one time with Jon. I love just being with my huban. I'm sure you do too. Looking forward to hearing more about the trip.

thatsagoodmeatball said...

Oh man, I am so jealous! Looks like fun...can't wait to hear the rest...

Teresa said...

Hey Bonnie! Teresa from Capernwray. I saw your blog addy on Tara's facebook page, hope that's ok :)

Looks like you had a wonderful trip to Europe! And congrats on getting married. Nick and I married a couple years ago and live in Langley now.

Anyway, good times. Take care.

crazycows said...

Looks awesome, I think I might have to fast forward and come to your place to watch the pictures on the tv!

Hailey said...

Can't believe you got to go on a BRAND NEW cruise ship!!!! Oh my goodness....so amazing. And can you please hurry and blog again?! I am starting to get antsy-I WANT MORE PICTURES! :) :) ahhhhhh Your trip looks so fun! I am so happy for you guys. Seriously.

Chris and Vicky said...

Hey, where's the rest of the story? I'm sitting on the edge of my seat here.

Jon & Bonnie said...

Hey everyone! I will try to post soon but life has been SO hectic since we have been home...i've hardly even been on the computer at all. Tomorrow night is my nephew's birthday (and Jon's too...well, his celebration will be shared with Konrad's) so it might not happen til Thursday. Thanks for waiting so patiently!

And Teresa...thanks for stopping by! Great to hear from you! It sure has been a long time hey!? And you live in Langley? That's so close to here! Hope to hear from you more!