2012 Holland America Mediterranean Cruise
Some photographs of an amazing July 7-17, 2012 Mediterranean Enchantment Cruise on Holland America Line’s ms Noordam. The trip started and ended in Civitavecchia. The excursions were to Pisa and Lucca, Eze and Nice, Guadi’s Sagrada Família and Park Guell in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca’s Bellver Castle, the Palma de Mallorca cathedral and bullring, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia, Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, the Roman ruins of Pompeii, and lunch in Salerno. Each day was sunny and hot. Tunis was 104f (40c), so it was nice to return to a cool and comfortable ship. Before the cruise started our group spent two nights in Rome at the Visconti Palace Hotel. While there, we also took a wonderful private eight hour tour of the city provided by Rome In Limo. Our guide and driver were excellent.