This was my 18th cruise. Never had a favorite (they’ve all been fun) until now. The beautiful unspoiled Atlantic Ocean is a sight to behold. 3 sea days from Barcelona to the Azores and 6 more to Ft. Lauderdale. Nowhere else can you see the world so unspoiled. Venus was so bright it reflected off the ocean.
We traveled with another couple and took advantage of many dining options. We opted for anytime dining and were happy except for a few minor quibbles with the food. I always prefer Horizon Court for breakfast but my wife likes the dining room for breakfast so we ate their a couple times. Wait staff was in good cheer as usual. My wife and I celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary at the Crown Grill for a memorable occasion.
Crown Princess and crew were a delight. Entertainment was typical high energy Princess product. We traveled to Italy a few days early via Princess EzAir. Great airfare!
Venice was fabulous as expected. View from St. Mark’s bell Tower was epic. Trip from Venice Airport to the vicinity of our hotel (Canal Grande) via water taxi was a unique treat. Train to Rome was a smooth comfy ride and ended too soon!
A couple days in Rome at Albergo del Senato (wonderful location) for a little shopping and sightseeing and we were ready to sail. Such fun!
Great aft balcony cabin. Perfect size room. Partially covered deep port side balcony provides a from row seat to see Mother Nature show off. Sunrises, sunsets, stars, sky, water, and clouds. We enjoyed this transatlantic voyage. Hope to go eastbound sometime.
Stayed at Albergo del Senato. Looks out on the Pantheon. Walking distance to the Vatican, Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona.
Livorno was substituted for Genoa. We visited Florence on our own via the Princess bus.