We have just returned from a fantastic Mediterranean cruise on the Crown Princess to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.
Actually this story begins a few days before we flew to Venice to board the ship when my husband tore a calf muscle. While he was having an ultrasound at the hospital to rule out a blood clot, I was on the phone to Princess to talk about the impact of this on our plans. The woman (wish I had jotted down her name) was so helpful and we ended up with a wheelchair accessible balcony cabin which greatly reduced stress levels. We arrived at the dock and my husband was wheeled on board by a crew member from Mexico. All our worries seemed to evaporate from that moment on. Our cabin and balcony were so spacious and perfect for our "slower pace than expected" holiday.
The first night was an overnight on the ship in Venice and we were delighted when we found out that the Venetian Chamber Orchestra was playing in the Princess Theatre that evening! Throughout the cruise we enjoyed the Polonia String Quartet in the piazza as well as the pastries and paninis in the International Cafe.