Fortunately, we enjoy cruising. Unfortunately, we discovered it later in life.
I think of cruising as a traveling hotel. The ship hauls us around from port to port, yet we only go through one unpacking-packing cycle.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2007, we had a fabulous 12-day cruise of Italy and Croatia. Simply one of the best vacations ever, but not our first cruise. It was on this trip where I discovered one of my highlights of cruising: that first glimpse of a new port as soon as I awaken in the morning. Simply, what does this new port look like?
On that cruise, our cabin was on the back of the ship. At the first stop, the ship had to anchor in the bay, thus tender visitors to the town. Fortunately, that first view on that day was high on the Wow factor – looking across the water to the small town with its colorful buildings pressed up against the hills of the Italian coast visually saying Benvenuto a Portofino!
Enjoy each of the short videos capturing Portofino’s beauty.