Western Mediterranean

6/30 -- 7/12/2014

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The Western Mediterranean is one of the most diverse cruise region including ports of calls in Spain, Italy, and France.  From vibrant arts and culture, ancient legacy and heritage, to stunning and luxurious coastal resorts, any one of them alone could be the destination of our dream vacation.  Combining all of them in a land-cruise trip is a nice highlight of the region that we can get the tastes of different places in as short as ten days.

Getting there ...

Linus and Iris were with ECYS international tour to Spain, and we decided to meet them there for their final concert in Barcelona.  We took this chance to have one last family vacation before Linus heads to college after this summer, and we also wanted to try going on a cruise one more time since this western Mediterranean itinerary was more intense (5 ports in 7 days) with more interesting destinations (Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Monaco, etc.) compared to our Mexican cruise 2 years ago (too relaxed to be interesting). 
Woanyu and I arrived in Barcelona 2 days before their concert, which not only gave us some time to adjust the jetlag, but also let us have time to re-visit this magnificent city.  Although we just visited Spain and Barcelona a year ago, there were still plenty of places in Barcelona we had not seen or worth visiting again.  We rented an apartment on La Rambla that provided us a convenient base for our 4-day stay in Barcelona (and we could easily do laundry for Linus and Iris after their 2-week Spain tour).

 

[7/1 -- 7/4 Barcelona]  [7/5 -- 7/6 Norwegian EPIC]  [7/7 Naples/Pompeii,  7/8 Rome] [7/9 Pisa/Florence, 7/10 Cannes/Monaco, 7/11 Palma] 

July 1  Barcelona ...

 

 

 

 

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[7/1 -- 7/4 Barcelona]  [7/5 -- 7/6 Norwegian EPIC]  [7/7 Naples/Pompeii,  7/8 Rome] [7/9 Pisa/Florence, 7/10 Cannes/Monaco, 7/11 Palma] 


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