Italy, France, Spain · 10 Days · 10 Moments · September 2017

Gill's journi on MSC Orchestra Ship Genoa

4 October 2017

Woke up in beautiful hotel. Sun beaming in thank god. Down to amazing breakfast. Dressed. Then in Car to Portofino. What an amazing place absolutely beautiful. Stunning. Walked around. Found bar in waterfront. Sat and admired the view. To pool dat till sun went in. In eve stated in Rapallo. Had lovely Italian pizza for a change then tried to book hotel for tomorrow. But no luck.

3 October 2017

Woke up bit grey. Had breakfast. Then booked Hotel Stella in Rapallo. Dump. Packed and left. Drove about five mins to hotel. Very disappointing by a Lidl type shop with no view. Drove to Genoa shopping mall. Had a snack. Drove boys to airport. Then drove to Nervi but nothing there. Drove to Recco. Lovely seaside place but getting dark. Walked about found pizza place. Nice then drove back to hovel. On way had incident with Car got stuck in narrow road and Man accused us of hitting his car. Very hairy. Back to hotel Made it quite cosy.

1 October 2017

Woke at at 7.00. Got dressed packed last things. Got off ship at 9.30. Got cases and taxis to airport. Picked up Car. Ford Focus took an hour. Then drive to Rapallo. About 30 mins. Hotel and place breathtaking. Excelsior Palace Hotel 5 star luxury. With a view to die for. Had a walk on front. Weather disappointing. Cloudy rain. Such a same. Hotel has infinity pool. In eve drove to Santa Margherita for amazing dinner. Then bed.

30 September 2017

Woke up. Arrived in La Spezia. Beautiful place. Weather gorgeous. Had breakfast. Got coach to town. Went for walk then got boat to porta venere very pretty. Had snack. Walked around. Ice cream. Drinks. Back on boat back to ship. Sunbathed and packed. Lovely dinner then another very Italian show. Then last pizza and bed.

29 September 2017

Arrived in Civitavecchia. Had breakfast. Got shuttle to harbour. Looked different to last time. Found market. The same!! Walked to front found nice cafe for drinks. €8 for a beer!! Then walked back to ship. Weather hot and sunny. Sunbathed deck 14. Went in two pools. Then ready for dinner. Awful show Gold. Crap. Then to bed. Phone misbehaving.

28 September 2017

Woke up had breakfast. Beautiful day. Arrived in Ajaccio Corsica. Beautiful place. Got off ship. Went on mini train for 2 hours to Napoleons statue and along coast. Got back on ship. Sunbathed. Had cocktails. Then for dinner. Formal night again. Nice dinner then awful show and bed.

27 September 2017

Woke up. Had breakfast. Arrived at 9.30 in Barcelona. All looks the same. Weather sunny and cloudy but not cold. Got shuttle to town. Walked around. Las rambles. Stopped for coffee. ray and Frances went into cathedral. Got taxi to degradable familiar. Got taxi back on ship. Went swimming. Pool lovely. . Had dinner. Med night. Our waiter very good. Saw French show awful. Then tried to find decent music. Bed.

26 September 2017

Woke up. Had breakfast. Sunbathed on top deck. Very nice. Ship docked at Palma Majorca at 2.00. Got taxi. To cathedral area. Strolled around. Did walker no on water pic!! Came back had late lunch. In eve buffet dinner and end of show. Then listened to music.

25 September 2017

Arrived in Cannes. Had breakfast then got off ship. Walked into town. Walked into shops. Then back on ship. Had lunch. Then tried to sunbathe but not hot enough. In eve nice dinner and listened to music. Bed. Exhausted. Formal night.

24 September 2017

Woke up at 3.15. Got Ranjit to Gatwick with Ray and Frances. Ba flight to Genoa. Really lovely flight. Arriv d Genoa with Tina and Jeff. Taxi to MSC Orchestra ship. Nice looking ship. Lots of Italians. Lunch. Lovely food. Cabin very nice. Had dinner then Grease Show. Bed. Exhausted.