10 Year Anniversary Cruise

June 2014

In early June 2014, Kathy and I went on a cruise on a Princess Ship in the Mediterranean. Ten years ago we got married on a Princess Ship in the Mediterranean. Back then my four roommates from Rice were with us along with their wives. Amazingly enough, this time the same people were with us (well, one wife had been changed out).

The trip didn't start out well. Our plane was delayed and we missed our connection in Frankfurt going to Barcelona. So we flew to Toulon, France where the ship would dock the next day. After spending the night in a hotel we got a taxi to the ship. The picture below shows the Mediterranean Sea as we are sailing away from Toulon.

Leaving Toulon

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The next day we were in Civitavecchia (the port for Rome). We had been to Rome before, so we explored the port city on foot. We also explored the ship.

Statue Pool

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The sun was just rising as we pulled into the harbor at Naples. We went on a shore excursion which followed the Amalfi Coast road and then it went on to Sorrento. After exploring Sorento, We took a boat along the coast to the town of Amalfi.

Naples Sunrise Ship in Naples Bay
Naples Amalfi Bridge

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The next evening, after a day at sea, we had our group photo taken.

Group

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Next we were on to Santorini.

Church1 Church2

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After Santorini, we headed to Kusadasi, Turkey. Some of the group took a tour to Ephesus, but we stayed in the town.

Kusadasi1 Kusadasi2

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The next day we were in Mykanos.

Mykanos1 Mykanos2

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After a day at sea, we finished our cruise in Venice. We then flew home, but some of the others did some additional touring in Italy.

Venice1 Venice2

It had been amazing to get everyone together again.


C. Brandon Jones
email: Brandon "at" cbjones.info
updated October 29, 2014