The 5th place we visited on our Royal Caribbean Mediterranean cruise was Valencia.
You can take a look at my previous posts to see how we spent our days in Gibraltar, Barcelona, Nice and Rome.
After a busy day in Rome the day before we wanted to do something fun for Rosalie during our stop in Valencia. We settled on a visit to the Oceanographic Valencia. Rosalie loves fish so we thought she would enjoy this.
We arrived at the Oceanographic at 9am but unfortunately we found it didn’t open until 10am, Oops! Luckily there was a shopping Centre nearby so we headed over there to do some exploring. Most of the shops in the Centre Comercial El Saler didn’t open until 10am either but we found a café that was open so we had a coffee whilst the girls played on the little 1 euro rides.
At 10 am we finally got into the aquarium. There were 5 areas in total and each one was divided into oceans/seas of the world. We wandered around looking at all the exhibits. Rosalie was in her element and didn’t know where to look. We saw lots of fish as well as sharks, whales, sea lions, penguins, tortoises and flamingos. We also went to see the afternoon dolphin show which Rosalie loved.
There was a lovely little play park that the girls enjoyed playing on. They spent ages going up and down the slide and running around together giggling.
We bought Rosalie a little souvenir from the gift shop before leaving the oceanographic. We walked back to the Centre Comercial El Saler for a sneaky little shop before catching a taxi back to the dock to board our ship.
Another fantastic day with our little ones. I’ve included some of the photo’s from our day in Valencia below:
If you’d like to see more of what we got up to in Valencia, you can take a look at our Cruise Holiday Vlogs over on my youtube channel.
Rebecca U4th August 2016 at 2:28 PM
I love valencia – such a great place to visit. Perfect for families too x
Vikki Holness4th August 2016 at 8:12 PM
I am SO jealous – Valencia is top of the places i want to visit with the boys. Oceanographic looks like the perfect attraction for a family day out, stunning photos of you all and really looks like you had such an amazing time! xx
Gemma4th August 2016 at 10:50 PM
Looks like a dream holiday! I've never thought of Valencia as a family destination particularly but you've totally changed my mind, so fun.
Rachel TheLittlePip5th August 2016 at 8:41 AM
Looks like a great place to spend the day together. I've never taken my kids to an aquarium but I used to love visiting the one near us when I was little. I will add it to my list of things to do with them!
The Twinkle Diaries5th August 2016 at 9:39 AM
Ohmyword — the Oceanographic looks AMAZING!!!! My boys (and I) would absolutely LOVE that!! 🙂
Lilinha5th August 2016 at 10:45 PM
I would love to go on a cruise and visit Valencia too! 🙂
kerry norris7th August 2016 at 11:57 AM
It looks as though you had a great time. I've never been on a cruise. The aquarium looked good fun. Love the pictures x
fritha strickland12th August 2016 at 10:23 AM
ooh I love a good sealife centre! this one looks great and I've been loving your Valencia posts! x