2014 CRUISE PHOTOS

(posted with current dates first)


 

October 31 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

San Juan Art Museum

At Plaza de Armas


October 30 - Gustavia, St. Barts

(Cancelled, no photos)

 


October 29 - St. John's, Antigua
 

 


October 28 - Bridgetown, Barbados

 

Sunbury House

Rum Drinks

Orchid World

Gun Hill Signal Station


October 27 - Sea Day

(No Photos)


October 26 - Sea Day - Country Fair
 

 


October 20 - 25 Sea Days

(No Photos)


October 19 - Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Timanfaya National Park Logo

Demonstration of how hot it is right below surface

Lunar-like surface (Lava)

Each semi-circle contains a grape vine

Wall collects humidity - only water for the vine

Inside Jameos Del Agua - Underground Grotto


October 18 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Day 2

 

Town of Taganana

San Francisco Real Santuario del Santisimo Cristo de La Laguna

Silver Alter


October 17 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Day 1


October 16 - Santa Cruz de las Palma, Spain

 

Caldera de Taburiente

 

View from La Conception lookout

Holy Virgin of Snow Church

 


October 15 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Going up the cable car

Monte Church -1818

Wicker toboggans to go down the hill

Madeira Botanical Gardens

Flower Market

 


October 14 - Sea Day

With Captain Teo Srdelic


October 13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Day 2

City Square (from bus)

Railway Station

Old Aqueduct system

Outside of Ajuda Palace

Inside Palace

King Jose I


October 12 - Lisbon, Portugal - Day 1

 

Lisbon from our ship

St. Peter's Church

Inside Our Lady of Mercy -1623

Church of Santa Maria - 1737 & 1890

Inside Church of Santa Maria

 


October 11 - Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz from our ship

Playa de Espana - Monument to Cortez

Street at 10AM

San Antonio Church

The Mercando Central

Catedral de Cadiz

Iglesia de Santiago Apostol

Town Hallat Plaza de San Juan de Dios

Alameda Apodaca


October 10 - Gibralter, UK

St. Michael's Cave

Upper Gallery of Windsor Gallery

Cable Car to top of Rock of Gibralter

View of City of Gibralter


October 9 - Malaga, Spain

Sunrise

Mijas Village

Virgin of the Rock - Patron Saint of Mijas

Bullring built in 1900

Pool Deck BBQ


October 8 - Cartagena, Spain

Municipal Park in Elche

Lady of Elche (Replica) Original found in 1897
Possibly from the 4th Century

Santa Maria Church

The 3 Marys

The 3 Apostiles

World's longest street painting (in canal bottom)

Huerto Del Cura (Priest Grove Garden)

8 armed "Imperial Palm"

 


October 7 - Valencia, Spain

Opera House (in back) IMAX theater (front)

 

Aquarium Entrance

Market (1,000 stalls) built in 1918

Dome of Market

City Gate


October 6 - Barcelona, Spain
 

Gondola Tower from ship

Ferris Wheel from ship

Statue of Antonio Gaudi

Home in Colonial Guell

A Crypt that Guell designed

A office building in Barcelona "Torre Agbar"

La Sagrada Famila (Church of the Holy Family)

Casa Batllo


October 5 - Monte Carlo, Monaco

 

Town of Eze on the hill

Chapel

Inside Chapel

"Golden Goat" Hotel Garden

Their mascot

Street of Eze

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
where Princess Grace Kelly was married

Palace Square

Changing of the Guard

Afternoon Rainbow


October 4 - Florence/Pisa, Italy

Church in town

Duomo

Ceiling of Duomo

Alter

Ghiberti's Golden Doors

Republic Square

Ponte Vecchio Bridge

On Ponte Vecchio Bridge (with 39 jewelry stores)

Copy of Statue of David in original place

Bronze with Medusas head

Above Florence

Baptistery in Pisa

Cathedral

The Tower


October 3 - Rome, Italy

Cathedral out of town

Circus Maximus

Monumento di Vittorio Emanuele II

Coliseum from bus

 

Vatican

Pope's Balcony

Swiss Guard at Vatican

Tevere River

Palazzo di Giustizia

People's Plaza

 


October 2 - Amalfi, Italy
 

Town of Amalfi

Convent (Priests stay in Convents here, nuns in Monestaries)

Lemon Groves on the hills

Small Fortress

Our paddleboats in the Emerald Grotto

The Emerald colored water coming in from below

Our pilot

Town Cathedral

The huge lemons


October 1- Sorrento (Pompeii), Italy

Pompeii City Wall

Theater

Fresco in a home

Floor tile

A Bakery

Ceiling of Men's Steam Bath

Cast of Victim

Brothel Bed

Brothel Fresco (of choice of activity)

Tile to home entrance

Town Square

Cast of Dog (it is upside down)

Cast of Victim

Mount Vesuvius

Zahid, our Butler


September 30 - Taormina, Sicily, Italy

 

Mount Etna from the ship

Islea Bella -Island

Catania Gate
Entrance  to Old Taormiona -800 ft. above sea level



Palace



Greek Theater - 5,000 Capacity

View from top of Theater

Lava Flow at Mount Etna

Looking up to top of Mount Etna at 11,000 ft above sea level

One of  five the Silvestri Craters

Another Silvestri Crater


September 29 - Corfu, Greece

Entrance to Achilleion Palace

The Palace

Bronze Statue of Achilles Victorious

Marble Statue of Achilles Dying

Terrace of the Muses

Reproduction of Empress Elisabeth's Bedroom

Statue of Princess Elisabeth

Corfu Venetian Fortress

Corfu Bank

 


September 28 - Kotor, Montenegro

Small town going into Kotor

Another town going into Kotor

The town of Budva, 2,500 years old

 

Mosaic on Greek Orthodox Church

View from the Citadela

Entrance to Historic Kotor

Palace of Prima Family - 17th Cent.

Note the wall going up the Mountain. 1,500 stairs

Two tiny islands on our way out of Kotor


September 27 - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Day 2

No Photos as we made it a "Sea Day"

 


September 26 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

View from our ship at the Port of Dubrovnik

We are docked right under the Franjo Tudman Bridge

The "Old City" of Dubrovnik from a distance.
It is a walled city.

Clock tower in Cavtat

Inside the Church

Waterway at the Old Mill in Ljuta

The Grinding Mill

Outdoor sandwich and olives

Entrance to "Old City" of Dubrovnik

Roman Catholic Church

Marble Streets

Side Street

Business names are on lamps

Found these on our door this afternoon

Forgot to add this one yesterday.
Matt caught me napping on the balcony.

Also wanted to share these:
One of the paintings we purchased in Venice

The other

The painting of Dubrovnik we purchased today


September 25 - Split, Croatia

Map of Salona archaeological site

Tomb of Don Frane Bulic, the original archeologist
of the old Christian Cemetary

The Church entrance

 

Tombs inside Church

 

Tombs inside Church

Tombs outside Church

Carvings on Tomb

More of Salona Site

 

Dicletian's Palace

The Bell Tower

The "Dining Room"

Dalmation Singers

Sphinx from Egypt

Inside Temple

"Guards" ready for appearance of the Emperor

Temple of Jupiter - John the Baptist

In Temple of Jupiter, the oldest carving of a King

Outside Wall

"New" Salona - The Fish Square"


September 24 - Ravenna/Ferrara, Italy

Sunrise at Ravenna Port

Old Market Street in Medieval Farrara

Old Church, now a movie theater

Jewish Ghetto

The City Cathedral

Madonna Ferrara (who City is named after)

Estense Castle

Bridge over the moat at the castle

Palazzo del Diamanti (Diamond Palace)

Eel net...this one at the pier

Dinner with Lynn Madsen, John and Charlotte Lummis


September 23 - Venice - Embarkation

 

Our Living Room

Our Deck (dining table and chairs together in corner)

Bedroom

Half of the closet

Same half filled

Other side of walk through closet (leading to bathroom)

Main Bathroom with huge shower (there is also a half bath)

Welcome Dish

Champagne


September 22 - Venice - Day 2

 

Views from our Vaperetto (another Vaperetto on the left)

A mosaic on the front of a building

The Regent Mariner (the ship we board tomorrow) in port

Outside the Rezzonico Museum

Rezzonico Museum Portico

From 2nd floor of Museum window

Marionette Stage at Carlo Goldini House

Main alter at Basilica S. Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

Lightning


September 21- Venice

Our Free Shuttle Boat from Hotel to Venice

St. Mark's Square

Rialto Bridge

Correr Museum

Our Gondola Ride


September 19 - Travel to Venice

Ready to go with Vintage Limousine

Our SwissAir International Plane

The gift tin

Our Room at the Excelsior in Venice

Hallway

Hotel from Road

Hotel Dock/Shuttle to Venice


 

 

The Mariner

Our Cabin Circled in Red

Cabin Layout
Suite: 561 Sq. Ft.
Balcony: 286 Sq. Ft.

Our Cabin


Our Hotel in Venice