Mediterranean Cruise 2016

We enjoyed our first European trip so much that we planned a second one 18 months later. In the fall of 2016 we tackled the southern portion of Europe, with a cruise across the Mediterranean from east to west. Originally planned to begin in Istanbul, all cruise ships backed out of that port following an attempted coup in the country. This gave us more time to spend in Athens, with a side trip to Corinth. At first we were disappointed, but wound up appreciating our time in Athens immensely.

In order to be consistent with maps, I am using an app called triphappy, which does not recognize whether an itinerary is water or land-based. It simply draws straight lines between each of the ports of call, making a portion of this look like a land trip, but it is entirely a cruise.

  • When: Mid-September, 2016
  • Cruise Line: Celebrity
  • Biggest Surprise: Dubrovnik, Croatia. I loved it.
  • Best History Stop: Ephesus
  • Place We Most Wanted to Return To: Cinque Terre
  • Maximum Sightseeing in a Single Day: Rome
  • Most Difficult Stop: Barcelona
  • Overall Rating: A+

Follow me along on each stop of this awesome adventure. NOTE: Some of the stops were short and may have less than 10 pictures. While I don’t want to exceed 10, I also want to assure that photos I share are worth it.