Cruise from Istanbul to Rome (November 2008)

In November we escaped the greyness of the English winter for 12 days in the Mediterranean sun, cruising from Istanbul to Rome. Our favourite ship is “Nautica” of Oceania cruises – a small luxury ship mainly used by Americans. It has a crew of over 400 and takes just over 600 passengers, and the food is EXCELLENT! We had a Penthouse Suite and our own Butler! The weather was warm and sunny and we had some fantastic dawns and sunsets, including a spectacular storm which almost ruined our visit to Herculaneum.