T&I spent the first and last nights of our vacation in Rome (basically our old stomping grounds). We re-visited a few of our favorite places and also made time to check out the Spanish Steps which we forgot about last year.
We also made it back to the Trevi Fountain to throw in another coin which is supposed to “ensure” a return trip to the city. I tell ya, I’m starting to think the coin thing really works – I’ll be back for the third time this October.
We re-visited The Pantheon. Definitely worth seeing again.
Left: Some pretty incredibly rich hot chocolate that almost rivaled Angelina’s in Paris.
Cruise Wrap-Up / Top Tips
We seriously had the best time. Seriously. Yes, we might have seen some of the worst wigs seated at the bars and yes, we totally saw some granny panties airing out on a balcony but ….
Ummm, of course we had to take a photo of that.
Granny panties aside, where else can you come back to your floating hotel and go hot-tubbing while you watch Greece fade away with the sunset … later go out to dinner and have a free order, okay, 2 free orders of escargot, then hit up a few bars and make week-long ‘friends’ that you’ll be laughing about for the rest of your life before safely finding your way back to your room only to wake up in a new gorgeous locale in the morning with breakfast waiting at your door with no effort on your part?
While I definitely enjoy a good mix of road trips, train travel and general DIY-vacays, cruises offer a fun respite from the ‘work’ of a typical vacation. I am the ‘official travel planner’ in our house and researching places to visit, hotels, sights to see and travel can get really tiring really quickly. A cruise obviously requires a bit of work to plan but once we stepped foot on the ship, it was seriously the most relaxed vacation. T&I were both impressed with the Celebrity staff – everyone on board was so polite, kind, generous and friendly. Even though we stayed in an interior stateroom, the whole experience felt luxurious. This was only my second cruise (we accompanied J’s parents on a Carnival Cruise during college) so I’m certainly no expert but I would definitely recommend the Celebrity line if you’re considering a European cruise.
Celebrity – Equinox Ship
11 day Mediterranean Cruise
Ephesus / Kusadasi, Turkey
Pompeii + Capri
This is not a sponsored post … although if you’re Celebrity PR agent reading this, I’m totally game for working together … just saying!
Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.