As soon as I boarded the ship, I was uber excited! This was my first cruise and I wanted to explore everything and anything about the ship. I was traveling with someone who have cruised eight times before this trip so I knew I was going to be okay.
Of course, we had to head to the cabin to check it out. Kinda small but what would you expect for the price that we paid for this cruise.
Libot-libot to take photos of the ship. This was the deck where the pool and hot tubs were.
Behind me was one of the hot tubs. (Actually, gusto lang naming kunan ng picture yung kelot sa likod. Cute kasi! hehe)
The next morning, I got up really early to take a photo of the sunrise from the upper deck. It was a beautiful day.
I never imagined that Croatia would be a “hidden gem” stop during this trip. When I saw Split, Croatia on the itinerary I wasn’t quite excited about it, to be honest… until we got there.
The city of Split, Croatia was clean and beautiful. It’s very close to the water and fresh seafood is always available.
After a night of sailing from Venice, Italy, we arrived at Split and since the banks were shallow, we were tendered (took a small boat from the cruise ship to get to land) as opposed to being docked.
We were welcomed by men dressed like they were in the medieval times. Pretty cool actually.
We had a big breakfast on the ship so we decided to walk around first until we got hungry.
While walking around, we found this Wi-Fi zone! It was like Christmas morning for us. The internet fees on the ship are too exorbitant for us to avail of (read: cheap kami!), to get free Wi-Fi at this Lacoste store was a warm welcome that we didn’t expect. Besides, we had to let people know where we were by posting pictures on Facebook! 🙂
This was the fish market. It was empty because it was a Sunday.
I didn’t know that neckties or kravata are a trademark for Croatia. It is Croatia’s contribution to the world of fashion. I bet you didn’t know that either! Ha!
I didn’t know that there were ruins there as well. Split is one of the oldest cities in the area dating back to the middle ages. You can read more about it HERE.
Very religious as well. I should have bought an icon as my souvenir, but I didn’t. I’m regretting that now.
Next stop – – Naples, Italy where we climbed Mt. Vesuvius and visited the lost city of Pompeii.
Watch out for my next post!