If you’re a regular reader, you might have noticed my blog was unusually quiet for the last few weeks; Jeremy and I finally went on our honeymoon. We got married in early May, but we hadn’t been able to make time in our busy schedules to go anywhere. He ultimately booked a 12 day Grand Mediterranean Cruise on the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the Spirit. We had the trip of a lifetime. The cruise itinerary was amazing, and we managed to visit 6 countries and 21 cities in just 12 days. I plan on sharing a more in-depth reviews of the cruise, ship, ports, and itinerary, but I thought it would be fun to first share 12 photos from 12 days on the NCL Spirit and the ports we visited. I don’t consider all of these photos my best, I chose them because I feel that they sum up our trip. I hope you enjoy the photos and if you have any questions about our trip, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.
On a side note, the Norwegian Cruise Line 12 Day Grand Mediterranean cruise itinerary has several variations. Our cruise departed from Venice, Italy and ended in Barcelona, Spain. We visited the following ports in this order:
- Venice, Italy
- Kotor, Montenegro
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Piraeus, Greece (Athens)
- Mykonos, Greece
- Naples, Italy
- Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome)
- Livorno, Italy
- Toulon, France
- Barcelona, Spain
The first photo above was taken in the harbor near the Fortress in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Our cruise director told me that one of the most spectacular views on our cruise would be the sunrise over Montenegro. What do you think of it?
A short boat ride away from the port of Kotor, Montenegro, a church was built some rocks and debris out in the harbor. Our Lady of the Rocks was the highlight of our shore excursion in Kotor.
This was our view from the water bus in Venice, Italy.
If you take the Cable Car up the mountain in Dubrovnik, Croatia, you can check out this amazing view in person.
Early in the morning this table would be full of fresh caught fish and seafood from fishermen in Mykonos, Greece.
Standing in the ruins of Pompeii, you can see the remnants of Mt. Vesuvius in the background.
You might be able to tell from this photo that Rome wasn’t build in a day. Isn’t the architecture magnificent?
Prayer candles twinkle in a Florence cathedral.
Cap Canaille boasts the highest sea side cliff in France, and the view is spectacular.
Schedule a boat tour of the Calanques leaving from Cassis, France. The water is clear and crystal blue in many of the fjords.
Galileo and Michaelangelo are both buried at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. Notice the Star of David above the entrance? The architect who worked on the fascade was Jewish.
I hope you have enjoyed these 12 photos from our 12 day Grand Mediterranean Cruise and that you’ll check back to read my other posts about our trip. I also have several short videos uploaded to my YouTube channel and I hope to add more in the upcoming weeks.
Have you ever visited any of the ports listed in our itinerary? I would love to know more about your experiences.