Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our Honeymoon: Mediterranean Cruise - Days 1, 2, 3 in Venice

Since I have shared numerous posts about our wedding I thought I would share some posts of our honeymoon. We decided to book a 13 day Mediterranean cruise through Norwegian Cruise Line. We added a few extra days to our arrival (Venice) and final (Barcelona) destinations so our total honeymoon was almost three weeks long; which is the longest Amos and I have every been on location. 

Amos and I had both previously been on a cruise before, but had never been on a Norwegian cruise. The main factor that persuaded our decision to book through Norwegian was the itinerary. Amos had been to Italy before, but I had not, and I had been wanting to go especially after I got back from my Greece trip in 2008. So as somewhat of a compromise we booked a trip that included places neither one of us had been, but had been wanting to go to. Neither one of us had been to Venice, France, or Spain, and the places we both had been before, but separately, we were able to leisurely enjoy together, like Athens, Greece. 

Below you can see what our itinerary looked like:

Let me say that one of the biggest pluses of doing a cruise that goes to multiple stops is not having to carry and unpack/pack your luggage at every stop. The downside is that you have to be back on the cruise ship by a certain time, which meant that at some stops we didn't have time to do a nice dinner. However, we made up for it in the cities that we did get to do it in. 

Our arrival destination was Venice, Italy. Amos and I stayed at the Hotel Rialto, which looks out on the Rialto bridge. It was a very central location with easy walking distances to restaurants, shops, and plazas.  We did all the must-do touristy things, like take a gondola ride, rode a water taxi, and drank a ton of spritzers. Needless to day it was a great start to our honeymoon. Here are a few of the pictures in our stay in Venice, Italy. 

If y'all want to catch up on the previous post on our honeymoon see below links or go to the Travel Tab below the slideshow at the top of the home page:

Day 1,2,3 - Venice, Italy
Day 4 - Athens, Greece
Day 5 - Ephesus, Turkey
Day 6 - Istanbul, Turkey
Day 7 - Mykonos, Greece
Day 8 - Sea Day
Day 9 -Amalfi & Sorrento, Italy
Day 10 - Rome, Italy
Day 11 - Pisa & Tuscany, Italy
Day 12 - Toulon, France
Day 12, 13, and 14 - Barcelona, Spain

Signature photo Signiture_zps5dfab27f.jpg

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