Cruise Itinerary

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In the two weeks’ time we will be setting sail from Southampton in search of some Mediterranean sun. We will be cruising for 14 days in total and docking at 7 different places.

I have put together an itinerary of what we plan to do on our cruise holiday. Our cruising days will be pretty relaxed. We plan to explore the boat, take Rosalie to soft play and activity classes and play in the splash pool. Those day’s will be all about our little girl. Our port days will be jam packed, we want to see as much of each place as possible as well as keeping our toddler happy. It’s a tall order! Here’s what we plan to do in each place:
Gibraltar – Shopping! You all know how I love to shop and what could be better than tax free shopping. We have been to Gibraltar before and you can get some real savings, especially on designer items. I haven’t been to the high street before so I am looking forward to taking full advantage of it. Raybans and Nike Roshe Runs please…
Barcelona – This will be our one and only trip that is being run by royal carribbean. I really like the idea of riding around Barcelona on a push bike. What better way to see the city? The tour providers will supply bike seats and helmets for little ones too and I think Rosalie is going to love it!
Nice – Nick has been too Nice before but I haven’t. From what he remembers he said it is really lovely. We plan to have a mooch around the harbour and then explore the town by ourselves on this day. I am sure we will be stopping off for ice cream and a visit to the park.
Rome – Our big day and the one we are most excited about! I cannot wait to see the colosseum and the Trevi fountain. We had planned to do the Vatican as well but I think this is a little optimistic with a toddler in tow so we have decided against it. I just hope the weather isn’t too hot and Rosalie stays happy. We have a carrier  for Rosalie which should make sightseeing with her a little easier. We will definitely be stopping off for pizza and gelato.
Valencia – The Oceanographic park in Valencia is one of the largest in the world. Rosalie loves all animals so I hope this is something she will really enjoy. If she sees a fish on the tv she gets very excited, runs up to the television shouting ‘FISH! FISH!’ I wonder what she’ll be like when she sees them for real!
Malaga – We have been to Malaga airport many, many times when travelling to the Costa Del Sol. We plan to spend our day in Malaga at the beach. Rosalie was a tiny baby when we last took her to the beach, she couldn’t even walk so it will be lovely to enjoy a day at the beach with her now she is able to do more.
Seville – This is our last day off of the boat and so we have decided to have a relaxed day exploring the city together. I hoping we can sample some delicious tapas too!

That’s how we plan to spend our on shore days whilst cruising the Mediterranean. Nothing too taxing we want this to be a relaxing holiday after all. Relaxing… Is that even possible with a 20 month old?Have you been to these cities? Are there any places that we must see? I’d love to know if you have any recommendations.

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    Charlotte
    8th May 2016 at 9:47 AM

    I would love to go on a cruise! I also love Barcelona so I may have to come in your suitcase. 🙂 x

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    Sarah Cantwell
    8th May 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Hop aboard! 🙂 xx

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    Kellie Kearney
    8th May 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Rome, Malaga and Valencia, all bucket list destinations of mine. Oh hope you have a ball and look forward to seeing how you guys get on x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      8th May 2016 at 5:50 PM

      Thank you Kellie! I hope to vlog it so it'll be like you are there with us 🙂 xx

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    Gigglesinloveable
    9th May 2016 at 9:53 AM

    I hope you have a wonderful time. There is a lovely tapas bar right next to the see not far from the port x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      9th May 2016 at 6:52 PM

      Thanks lovely, I shall keep a look out for it xx

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    Ickle Pickle
    9th May 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Oh how exciting – what ship are you going on? I have cruised a similar route, it is just wonderful. Kaz x

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      Sarah Cantwell
      9th May 2016 at 6:53 PM

      We are going on the independence of the seas, apparently it's huge! :-s I'm so glad you enjoyed it, I'm getting really quite excited now xx

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    Hannah - Budding Smiles
    9th May 2016 at 6:37 PM

    I've wanted to go on a cruise since I used to sell them working for Cruise Thomas Cook! This is a great itinerary, have an amazing time xx

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      Sarah Cantwell
      9th May 2016 at 6:53 PM

      Aw I'm glad as a professional you think it's good! 🙂 I shall report back how I get on xx

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    Janine Dolan
    9th May 2016 at 8:12 PM

    I have been to Spain so many times and I think I did pass through Malaga but I was only a child. Sounds like a lovely trip. I've never been on a cruise. I'd love to do the Mediterranean disney cruise.

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