Diary of a Europe cruise virgin: Day 4 into Palermo and Mondello in Sicily

This morning’s diary of a Europe cruise virgin begins with a romantic sunrise across the tip of Sicily. I adore the blend of architectural styles, shapes and colours dotted along mountainsides in this part of the world. I was looking forward to the excursion into the region today too. We could view Palermo (capital city of [...]

Diary of a Europe cruise virgin: Day 3 excursion into Tunisia

We awoke early today and to our delight discovered lights of the northern tip of Africa in the distance. It’s an amazing day 3 in the diary of a Europe cruise virgin! We were about to dock in Tunisia! Food scoffed, dressed swiftly, we joined the other excursion groups in the designated area on board the [...]

Diary of a Europe cruise virgin: Day 2 at sea on MSC Splendida

Following a huge meal last night, the ‘welcome dinner’ of seven courses, we emerged at leisure from a peaceful night’s sleep. For me, sleeping on a ship feels a little similar to being on a water bed. I found it quite soothing, anyway. The nicest part about the day (aside from the general opulence of this [...]