Day 3 – Venice (and at sea)

We left Venice at about 9 a.m. on June 6. The Emerald was docked on the west side of the city, and we went out through the Guidecca Canal, past St. Mark’s Square and Santa Maria della Salute (the dome with all the scaffolding) on the left. It was overcast and spitting rain, but the deck railings were packed.

It took about an hour to sail out of the lagoon that Venice is in, and then we were out in the Adriatic until Dubrovnik the next morning. The day passed with reading (Since we were going through the Mediterranean, I decided to be ambitious and bring along The Histories by ancient Greek historian Herodotus. By the end of the trip, I was about halfway through), participating in a muster drill, going to the fitness center, buying a Naples shore excursion, and going to a port lecture on Dubrovnik. In the evening, Mary and I went to one of the restaurants on board, Michelangelo’s, for formal dress night.

I found a couple of YouTube videos to give an idea of what the ship was like. Here is the plaza on decks 6 and 7:

Here’s a video of the ship moving through the Guidecca Canal in Venice:

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4 thoughts on “Day 3 – Venice (and at sea)

  1. Dawn June 25, 2008 / 12:53 pm

    I’m so completely envious of this awesome trip! Can’t wait to hear more about it. The videos were a nice touch (especially that “pull my finger” moment midway through the first one, ha ha. 🙂

    Our time in Venice was similar: it rained the whole day we were there – and even with that, it was still the most beautiful place I’d ever been – and like Mary, I also bought a scarf. And an umbrella. 🙂

  2. Elliot's Mom June 30, 2008 / 12:39 pm

    The ship looks palatial. Maybe I’ll raise cruising on my ” To Do” list. What did you have to wear to dress-up night? I also just caught up on the rest of your blog from May (Told you I forgot about it). I laughed and laughed about the funny signs. Good of them to give a special reason for not standing on the hood of your car when it’s in motion. Do you still have the Jeeves book in which Bertie was suffering the after effects of being a bad bookie? I think I missed that one.

  3. elliot June 30, 2008 / 1:16 pm

    Mom,

    On formal night, I wore a suit and tie and Mary wore a dress.

    I guess you’re talking about “Ring for Jeeves,” the Wodehouse book I read during May? I still have it — though it’s not Bertie who suffers the after-effects of being a bad bookie; it’s someone else who has Jeeves on loan from Bertie. I’ll lend it to you sometime.

  4. Elliot's Mom June 30, 2008 / 1:19 pm

    Yippee.

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