With only 15 days remaining before our vacation (International edition) we are getting very excited for our trip!
The sense of excitement and pure panic are colliding and resulting in a flurry of “how much work can I get done”, “how much stuff do we need to buy”, “what’s going on with these cats for a month”, “OMG, we don’t have a cat sitter any more!” and so on.
We will be gone for most of the month of May as we fly from Calgary to Rome, hop aboard a cruise for 10 days and then hack around France and make our way to Amsterdam for the flight home.
For the cruise portion we will be aboard the Seabourn cruise lines, a luxury cruise with everything included (food, drinks, booze, etc). The only extras we need to cover is wifi and the shore excursions. The trip is a 10 day trip around the Mediterranean with 9 ports of call (two days in Barcelona).
The boat itself is quite small relatively speaking. With a max passenger compliment of 208 and a crew of 168 there won’t be the insanely long lines at each meal. In fact with the extended time at each port (not leaving until 8-11pm isn’t unusual) we can eat at each port if we wish to change things up.