37 days on the Nieuw Amsterdam - part two - Western Med: Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by travelnnana
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37 days on the Nieuw Amsterdam - part two - Western Med
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
We did not have to re-embark in Venice, since we were already on the ship. We did the city on our own, the day we arrived. Though More disappointed that the St Marks area was flooded, we still enjoyed riding the vaporetto and the Rialto bridge area. Most of all we loved sailing out of the city. Our cabin was on the starboard side, so we had a great view of the city.
We missed the port of Lavorno. We have been to Florence many times, so that was not on our agenda. But the captain got on the TV and explained the reason for the decision.
Everyone was so impressed by his thorough explanation of the situation.That the weather report by the captain - Vincent Smitt - became a regular feature of the Good Morning show. The cruise director was excellent and Tom - the port expert was extremely helpful. I have an allergy to flowers. It took a while to get them to understand how difficult it was to sit at a table with orchids. But by this leg, they knew to move them away from me. We are not big eaters, so we did not go to any specialty restaurants.
The ports are described below - we went to the Island of Kefalonia - the port is Argostoli - CC does not have it listed - when we missed Lavorno, we went to the Island of Sardinia - port Cagliari -also not listed on CC - nor is the port of Catania where went to Taormina Less
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