Description and photos of a trip by Janice and Larry Hatt to Rome, Italy; a cruice on the MS Braemar to eastern Mediterranean ports followed by a motor trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi coast of southern Italy.
Friday, October 3; Reggio di Calabria, Italy
Nice chat over breakfast with 4 stranger, then a bit of time to explore the ship before the safety drill. By late morning the shipwas cleared (customs) and we went ashore at Reggio di Calabria 'on the big toe of Italy' as Larry says. It's not a very excitingplace and the ship only stopped for provissions, but Larry got a couple of shirts which he needed and we had a nice stroll on thepromenade which is beautiful. Lunch and more ship exploration followed by an illustrated talk on some of our ports of call comingup.
We had a cocktail reception with the First Officer (while the Captain got the ship out of port) followed by a formal dinner witheveryone in formal wear. We met our table partners for the cruise. Very nice. Larry was greatly entertained by the 87-year-oldQueen E lookalike beside him. We enjoyed a lively show in one of the lounges before setting our clocks ahead an hour and going tobed. ( Mac! now we are 7 hours ahead of you guys ). 3 Photos of Reggio di Calabria