Anne & Tom On The Dalmatian Coast & In Venice & Italy travel blog

Early morning glow

Off to the cruise port in a taxi

The port

Our ship

Greeting by the great staff

Check in

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Our stateroom

As we pull away from Venice

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ferry boats are everywhere

Venice

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St. Mark's

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Our ship

Last view of Venice

A sunset


Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 Aboard Azamara Journey

Tom rose at 6AM and looked over our canal with the early morning glow and street lamps still lit. Our taxi driver had walked the 0.2 miles from his car in the parking lot and helped us roll our luggage back to it. There are no streets in Venice! We departed the Morasco Hotel at 11:15 AM and were driven to the cruise port and the Azamara Journey departure site. The helpful crew tagged our two suitcases assuring us we would meet up with them in our staterooms later that afternoon. After registering and checking in, we were driven to the boarding gangway and upon boarding served sparkling wine. We signed up for specialized dining, had a lunch, and then at 1:30 headed to our stateroom on deck 7.

It was like being at home since we were on this same ship in January when we cruised the Caribbean. The ship sailed at 5PM and we got a view of Venice and the other islands we had never seen before. We passed ferry boats loaded with cars and trucks.

Dinner was at Discoveries Restaurant topped off with a beautiful sunset.

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