Ode to Italia cruise – day 7 (Zadar)

Monday, April 25, 2022 We awoke docked in Zadar, Croatia, and we had a light breakfast since we’d had such a big one yesterday and we had an early morning, and several-hour, excursion today with an hour-long bus ride from the port to the Krka National Park. Our ship from the pier, Croatia country sign … Read more

Ode to Italia cruise – day 6 (At sea)

Sunday, April 24, 2022 We are cruising the Mediterranean Sea with no port call today. Every day is a breakfast buffet, and here are some of the stations: (click photos to enlarge) In addition to the buffet each day, some specials are added to the fare. We were feeling a little festive today, so I … Read more

Ode to Italia cruise – day 5 (Sicily)

Saturday, April 23, 2022   We had an early start this morning with our excursion starting at 8 o’clock, so we ordered breakfast in our cabin instead of going down to the buffet. They took a minute to put a tablecloth on our table before setting everything on it. Too fancy. Here are 3 shots … Read more

Ode to Italia cruise – day 3 (Rome)

Thursday, April 21, 2022 On our way to breakfast, we passed the ship’s “puzzle in progress”—open to anyone walking by who wants to take a minute (or an hour or however long) and contribute to the effort. In the breakfast buffet area, Bob represented his hometown of Battle Creek by the cereal selections. We set … Read more

Pre-cruise day in Barcelona

Monday, April 18, 2022 We’ve never been greeted by anyone with a sign at an airport before, so we were tickled to find this upon our arrival. When we left, they were still waiting for: Since it was only 6:45 a.m. when we arrived at the InterContinental Barcelona: our room wasn’t ready, so we walked … Read more

Travel day to Barcelona

Sunday, April 17, 2022 Being the rule followers that we are, we arrived for check-in 3 hours before takeoff time. There was a small check-in snafu requiring us to step out of line and complete our Spain Travel Health forms that I thought were complete! I’m grateful to have had my laptop available to complete … Read more