Western Europe on the Brand New Oceania Marina

Friends joined us for this London to Rome trip on the stunning new Oceania Marina.

Rome

Homeward bound to beat hurricane Irene! Please view my gallery from this trip.Feel free to share. Tweet

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Livorno and Tuscany

It was our last day and we decided to call our good friend and driver guide, Maurizio, to drive us around Tuscany. We started early in the morning with a quick drive to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower and Baptistry. We were delighted by our stroll through the cemetery and by the beautiful […]

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Monte Carlo

We took a tender into this gorgeous port and had our only touring mishap of our cruise. We had hoped to take a public bus to Eze, the charming medieval village high above the Mediterranean, with its winding cobblestone streets filled with art galleries and shops. Unfortunately, we received incorrect information about the bus schedule. […]

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Barcelona

Irene and I have been to Barcelona several times and chose to just wander the Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed downtown promenade. We walked the old Gothic Quarter and saw several churches. We also saw one of Antonio Gaudi’s famous and completely unique Art Nouveau apartment houses. Feel free to share. Tweet

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A Day at Sea

I haven’t said much about Oceania’s Marina and this is a good time to fill you in. Irene and I had been invited to the ship’s christening back in January and were very impressed with what we saw that weekend. But it’s actually sailing on the Marina for 16 days that’s given us a real […]

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Casablanca

We did not know what to expect in this Moroccan city, but decided not to wander about by ourselves, so we took a shore excursion offered by Oceania that took in the city’s landmarks. We started our tour with a visit to an olive market — very colorful — then a drive to the Royal […]

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