Oct 23 - Nov 6 - Venice to Rome - Princess Ruby Princess.

Itinerary and Overview

Ruby PrincessCoastal Itinerary
  • Wed 10/23- Fly to Venice
  • Thu - Board Ship in Venice
  • Fri - Venice Depart 6PM. Very foggy. Toured the Doges Palace and St. Marks. Marsha and I had lunch on the Grand Canal before wandering through Venice and back to the ship.
  • Sat - At Sea
  • Sun - Dubrovnik, Croatia 7AM - 5PM
  • Mon - Corfu, Greece 8AM - 6PM
  • Tue - Katakolon, Greece 7AM - 4PM, Outing to Olympia
  • Wed - Athens, Greece 6AM - 5:45PM. Back to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon
  • Thu - Mykonos, Greece 1AM - 6PM. Wandered through the charming streets and lunch on the waterfront.
  • Fri - Kusadasi, Turkey 8AM - 5PM. Rick and Judy went to Ephesus while we just roamed the city and had lunch.
  • Sat - Santorini, Greece 7AM - 6PM. Bus up to the crater rim and the winery then down to Ia and the spectacular views.
  • Sun - At Sea. Time to catch our breaths.
  • Mon - Naples, Italy 7AM - 6PM. Exhausted after all our walking and lunch in Sorrento and then to Pompei.
  • Tue - Rome, Italy 4AM. Vatican tour and off to our hotel.
  • Wed - Rome. Hop on Hop off bus to the Colisseum, forum, Palantine and the Trevi Fountain.
  • Thu - Rome. Went to the Pantheon, lunch at the Plaza di Navono and then last supper at the Hard Rock.
  • Fri - Depart Rome for LA


  Naples, Sorrento & Pompei  
  Rome and the Vatican  

What a fantastic trip traveling with our great friends, Rick and Judy Kennedy. Weather was great the whole way. The cruise was wonderful at every stop. Our meals were made better by our waiter and assistant Robert and Boban. Our cabin steward, Lino, kept things shipshape. Our wonderful servers in Crooners, Andja, Jerome and Ivana, kept Rick and my martini glasses chilled and filled. I'm not sure we have ever walked so much on a cruise. I ended up only gaining 1 pound on this entire vacation. Then we spent 3 wonderful days in Rome, Vatican, Sistine Chappel, Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Plaza di Navona, Spanish Steps and always my favorite the breathtaking Trevi Fountain. Our last night in Rome we had dinner at the Hard Rock. It seemed that after all this wonderful food on the cruise ship and at the Trattorias in Rome we craved some greasy hamburgers and fries. Our flight home turned out to be uneventful and on time. Yeah| Now we need to watch the budget to pay for all this fun.