October 21, 2012

Cruise Holiday ...

We set off for  Southhampton on the 5th October and  stayed  overnight in a  hotel before going on to the port to  sail away on the  6th.
This was my first  glimpse of the ship ... taken as we where waiting to  check in our luggage,  and then on to  park the car.
The next time  we would  see our cases was later in the day  when they  where delivered outside our  cabin door.
The ship was huge and we were so excited to be going on this cruise holiday around the Mediterranean. 

It was due to sail at 4.30pm,  but we went on board at 12 noon... and so as the ship was quiet we went around her decks to explore and take some photos.

This was to be our home for the next two weeks and even the bed was huge. 
We had a TV and a bathroom and a lovely balcony that we wanted so that we could see each new port we visited as we sailed in.
It was good dry weather the day we sailed and we joined the sail away party as we left Southampton.
This is my "Film Crew" practising  with his life jacket ... and looking very pleased with himself in the process.

Hopefully none of this will be needed but we had to have a go to make sure we got it right.... and we joined the drill to abandon the ship in the event of an accident.

There are 14 decks on this ship and as soon as we came out of a lift I was lost.

Fortunatley Griff has a good sense of direction or we could have spent the next two weeks wondering around trying to find our cabin or the dining room again.

This was looking from our cabin door along one side of the corridor ... to give you some idea of the size.. and the same distance ran the other way as well.

I will show you some more of the inside of the ship in my next post as we had two days sailing before reaching the first port of call.

Hugs xx


  1. Wow, that ship looks amazing!! I've always wanted to take a cruise!! Can't wait to see more pics!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. ohhh... looks amazing, cannot wait to see more, glad you had a wonderful time.
    Suzie xx

  3. WOW Christina!!! That's some size of ship. I'm like you I would NEVER have found my cabin again. LOL Talking of the cabin... It looks really nice and having a balcony is good.
    Can't wait to share the rest of your holiday with you as I didn't have one myself. ;0(

  4. I can't wait to see the rest!!!!! You must have had the time of your life.. Griff does look very pleased with himself, hahahaha

  5. Looks like you had a marvelous time Christina. We are off on a cruise in February, first to Fiji & then to New Zealand. Thanks for sharing so many lovely photos.


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