Wll we are back from our 12 day voyage to The Meditteranean aboard Royal Carribbean's Independence of the Seas
We embarked in Southampton on 20th September and checked in to our Balcony Cabin, all the way up on Deck 8. it is the biggest cabin we have had on board a cruise liner.
A four sweater settee and a huge bed, also a bathroom with shower and a large double wardrobe.
A couple of days at sea gave us time to explore the ship and see what it had to offer.
The Climbing Wall
The Flow Rider
After a couple of days at sea we arrived in Gibraltar on 24th and a trip to see the Apes was on the agenda.
The weather was scorching so a beer was called for. Gibraltar Beer brewed in The Isle of Man with Gibraltar hops!!
We also visited the caves
24th September brought us to Cartagena, Spain and it is 29 degrees, Very hot. Went and had a wander around the city centre , and came back and the deck of the Balcony is too hot to stand on!!!
The Roman Amphitheatre
Then we went to Barcelona
I was so looking forward to seeing The Sagrada Familia but I must say I was disappointed. Covered in netting and sheeting and portacabins all along the front. I am not sure if I like it, may need another trip to make sure.
It is a beautiful city though , and it was HOT
There was a fabulous Food Market on Las Ramblas
Next day was Palma, Mallorca.
. Another hot and beautiful day, and a fabulous city with a beautiful cathedral
A day at sea was next, time to wander around the ship
This is the Royal Promenade,the atrium that goes from Deck 5 to Deck 9 and is full of shops, a Pizza Parlour, Ben and Jerrys , Cupcake Cupboard, and a Pub.
Our cabin was on deck 8 and you can see our vestibule if you count up from Deck 5 where the shops are so we are one down from the ceiling. This gave a great view of the parties etc they had some nights.
Will do another post later.