Celebrity Century. We return on October 18th and will host our next post travel conference call on Thursday October 22nd 7pm EDT. If you want to ask questions or listen in on the call please email us (flaggmedcruise /at/ cruiseholidays.com) and we’ll send you info on how you can join the call.
We were picked up by our driver for the day, Nico promptly just at 7:45 a.m. We went immediately to the ruins of Pompeii telling our driver, we would like to use a guide who spoke English. Nico went to get us a guide, and brought over Nico. We told him our plans for the day and he quoted a price. We accepted the price and began our tour just as the gates to the ruins swung open at 8:30 a.m. Of course, first we had to make pee pee stop! J
The tour was amazing. We took so many pictures and saw so many sights, it is just impossible to describe. You have to find a way to get here yourself to see this wonderful archeological wonder. There are so many artifacts you visit in a museum viewable only behind glass, or behind gates. Pompeii allows you to truly touch and feel what it was like to be a Roman in 79 A.D.
A misprint in the ship’s daily newspapers showed that temperatures were going to be in the 90’s for the day and one of our group was in capri pants and shorts. It was instead 60 and the wind was blowing off the Mediterranean. We were able to adjust our planned tour and instead headed to Sorrento.
We asked to visit a restaurant where the locals would eat and Nico took us to a place his best friend from school owned just on the water in a small fishing village at the base of Sorrento.
From there it was off to Positano for a quick hour of shopping and exploring. This town was both a delight in charm and ability to provide wonderful photo opportunities.
Tomorrow we are at sea and have a surprise in store for us. We have to be up early for a secret meeting.
Thanks as always for cruising with us and please let us know if you have any comments or questions!