Venice-Sailed in at 7 a.m. to the accompaniment of the church bells of St. Mark's. We got off the ship and purchased a vaporetti pass at a little shop next to where we exited the port area. Used Rick Steves' advice to check a bag and get a ticket which enabled us to bypass the line at St. Mark's. They herd you through the church. It's free but you can pay a few Euros to see other areas, we sprung for the Treasury which was not very interesting to me. We then went to the Correr museum to buy a pass for it and the Doges Palace. Many people do not realize that you cannot buy a ticket for just the Doges Palace. We spent quite a bit of time in the Correr and when we came out, St. Mark's Square was starting to flood. We went out the back and wandered through side streets, to Rialto Bridge area where we came upon a flea market, which we browsed through. We then got the vaporetto to Murano, which we thought was a bust. If you've seen glassblowing back home I would recommend skipping the trip over. The shops in Venice have the same items for about the same price. Beware of some items made in China such as the wine stoppers. You will pay more for real Murano glass. We took express vaporetto to St. Mark's and then went to Doge's Palace. It was just overwhelming with the amount and size of the artwork and gilt. The next day we went back in town, had a pastry and espresso in a little cafe, and bought a few more glass items to take home. We sailed at noon and Azamara put on a beautiful narrated sailaway with complimentary champagne. First class! Well done, Azamara!