Cruise aboard Ventura 17 days
Mediterranean April 26 – May 13
2 May Corfu
Up early around 06:45 sun steaming in cabin window (18* C) did 30 mins on deck 7 which is the keep fit deck with track laid out for a distance of 1 mile = 4 times around the deck. Still steaming ahead scheduled to dock around 09:30 log says we have 23 nautical miles to our berth. Plan to go ashore today.
Bumpy ride for Margaret in wheelchair but made it to main square for a beer and soft drink in the warm sunshine.
Is an island in the Adriatic sea with an area of 108 sq miles with 16182 inhabitants making it the second most populus after Krk.
Not able to go ashore today as it was a tender disembarkation only. Relaxed on board in the
4 May Venice
Our main stop. Venice is sited on a small group of 118 small islands. The construction on the marshy Venetian lagoon between the rivers PO and Piave. Whilst no official records exist of why Venice was built – historians have agreed that it was the site of refugees from other Italian cities which made up the early population. Venice is now a world heritage site with many fine architectural and art exhibits for tourists to admire. If you take a look at the map you will see the cruise terminal top left and to the left of the bridge linking the mainland. The main canal snaking its way through the centre of the image was the route that Ventura took in and out.
Got up at 0630 to catch arrival into Venice, misty but sun was breaking through. Travelled into Venice by water bus joined the locals travelling to work and of course the many tourists. Good experience.
Disembarked at San Marco, St Marks Square which was absolutely full of people heaven knows what a busy day would be like.
After looking around for a while we had our treat of Italian ice cream cost did not matter it was our treat.
Travelled back to ship around 2pm
6 May @ sea morning/Messina
Bamboo massage for me – likened it to being rolled with a rolling-pin for 75 mins. The masseur said I have tightened left shoulder and very tight calls and then they try to sell you all sorts of stuff at an astronomical price. Margaret catching up on her audio book. In no time at all it was lunch time and berthing taking place in Messina.