Allure of the Seas Mediterranean Cruise
After 4 days in Rome, we headed to the port of Civitavecchia (about an hour outside of Rome) to get on the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas ship. The ports of call on this cruise were Naples, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Provence(marseilles), France; Florence/pisa(laspezia), Italy; and back to Rome (civitavecchia), Italy;
Shore Excursion to: Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii
Sorrento was this cute little town on the coast of Italy over the Naples Bay. It had a tiny beach, a lot of shops on narrow streets and home of the famous inlaid artwork. While in Sorrento, I stumbled upon a shop called Siniscalchi where these guys was crafting leather shoes. I had to take this chance to get my own handmade leather shoes!
Then, we traveled along to coast to a small town carved out of the hills along the Amalfi Coast, Positano. This is the city of the stairs! A lot of stairs to go down and climb but totally worth the beautiful beach and scenery!
We decided not to do a shore excursion in Barcelona and just decided to walk around the city! Barcelona was filled with beautiful architecture and a lot of sangria!
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Shore Excursion: Drach Caves
The Drach caves hosts the largest underground lake. It was pretty incredible to see!
Shore Excursion: Panoramic Marseilles & Aix en Provence. Had a blast wondering the streets and shopping in Aix en Provence.
We made our way to see the leaning tower of Pisa. It is still leaning. A lot of people where there as you could imagine but it was cool to see something you have always heard about!
Home of the Statue of David. We just so happened to land in Florence on June 24th, Festival of San Giovanni. That was a busy day in Florence! TONS of people and streets closed. Next time I go to Florence, I will choose a different day.
Around the Ship:
Here are a collection of some of our time enjoying what the Allure of the Seas has to offer! We absolutely love this ship! We were apart of the first sailing and then we came back when we heard the ship would be in the Mediterranean!
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