AZAMARA "QUEST" CRUISE
We went on another cruise... I know, how unusual for us. This time with Azamara - a smaller ship that is the brainchild of the Celebrity Cruise Line.
This was our itinerary:
Athens, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Chios, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Nauplion, Greece; Gythion, Greece; Itea (Delphi), Greece; Taromina, Sicily; Sorento, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco (and Nice, France); Livorno (Florence), Italy; and leaving from Rome, Italy
We saw a great many volcanos! And there was no need to worry about using a StairMaster as everything seemed to be straight up a hillside. We got some exercise! The weather was perfect! And the food, both on and off the ship, was extraordinary! Once again we have eaten our way through Europe... and my scale will prove this to be true!
Here are some photos (a very small amount compared to what we photographed!)
Of the Ship: The Azamara "QUEST"
Downtown in Turkey.
This woman was the queen of the belly dancers. She was mezmerizing!!! And absolutely perfect.
Turkish Folkloric Dancers - really amazing dancing and music!
Really, I think you need a helicopter tour here!
Volcano! It was still steaming!
What a great place for lunch - we tried everything!!!
I really wanted one of these octopi for lunch but they were not dry enough. Later they would be grilled and splashed with ouzo.
"SPARTAN - COME HOME OR COME HOME ON YOUR SHIELD"
Grapes and olives and lemons. So pretty!
Itea (Delphi), Greece
Diane at the oracle of Delphi .
Understand that now that I've been here when I tell you something you need to pay attention!
Dave in the old theater
View of Mt. Etna - we went up there!
Yes, this porky person is me - on the top of Mt. Etna. and I'm afraid I came home even porkier than this! Food was outstanding!
Taromina is really wonderful!
This lady MADE cheese!
We stopped at a farm and I saw the broom!
Monte Carlo, Monaco (and Nice, France)
OK - I could live here.
These spices were so aromatic! Over powering!
Nice France - meat market
Nice France - outdoor market - so many stalls of OLIVES!
Eze France - very pretty Medieval town!
A very nice entertainment at lunch!
Princess Grace's tomb:
Livorno (Florence), Italy
And then it was all over... A very nice trip! A great holiday. Now it's just us and South Beach Diet.
Diane and Dave