The Strait of Messina

May 24, 2016 oceansafoot 0

It was a beautiful Sunday when we sailed the Strait of Messina (Stretto di Messina) aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. A small boat complete with a Sword Fishing Tower stood directly in our path causing the Captain to sound the horn multiple times to get out of the [read more…]


Grand Montenegro Tour

May 23, 2016 oceansafoot 0

Our day began with sun and warmth.  We got outside on the upper decks and watched as our ship came into the port of Montenegro.  This was certainly worthy of our time and was similar in scope to sailing into the Tracy Arm of Alaska.  The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. [read more…]


Tastes & Panoramas of Dalmatia

May 22, 2016 oceansafoot 0

We started yet another day with a 7:30am tour, today RZ14 Tastes & Panoramas of Dalmatia.  We boarded a bus and headed for the town of Sibenik.  This was an hour and a half journey through low laying plains.  Upon our arrival we began a walking tour of Sibenik seeing [read more…]


Secret Venice Walking Tour

May 21, 2016 oceansafoot 0

Today we left the ship for the 8am VE06 Secret Venice Walking Tour.  We were taken by boat to a deck near the Santa Lucia Railway Station in Cannaregio.  Our tour began here and we weaved and wiggled through the backstreets of Venice until eventually reaching the Hospital San Giovanni [read more…]


Exclusive Best of Rome

May 17, 2016 oceansafoot 0

Our trip started with a 1.5 hour drive by motor coach to the city of Rome.  Our tour today is CV07 Exclusive Best of Rome.  We were in a smaller group of 24 people with already purchased tickets for entrance to the Roman Colosseum and other venues.  The Colosseum was [read more…]


Coast of Cinque Terre & Porto Venere

May 16, 2016 oceansafoot 0

Our day started out with heavy rains but after a one and a half hour bus ride to the City of Porto Venere everything was beautiful again.  Our shore excursion today is LVJ9 Coast of Cinque Terre & Portovenere.  Along the way we saw large marble processing facilities that seemed [read more…]


A Day in Nice & EZE Discovery

May 15, 2016 oceansafoot 0

Today we got up and had a quick Panini Breakfast at the Park Café on-board the Brilliance of the Seas.  There were very few people in this area so it allowed us the opportunity to eat and relax as the ship ported into Villefranche, France.  At 10:15am we gathered in [read more…]


Pre-Cruise Barcelona

May 13, 2016 oceansafoot 0

After a seven and a half hour flight, we arrived in Barcelona at 9am.  We had prearranged transportation from Royal Caribbean and were chauffeured to the Hotel Regina in Barcelona arriving by 11am.  After checking into Room 320 we contacted Hotel Staff to show us how to turn on the [read more…]