I have a brand new, never stamped in, 10 year passport ready for the trip. Of course I hate the photo, but in 10 years I suspect I will think I looked good. It's not about the photo it's about where my new passport and I will travel.
The first trip on our agenda is exploring Italy, a 19 day Mediterranean cruise and a few days in Amsterdam. I can't resist Amsterdam in the spring.
We are sailing on the shiny new ms Koningsdam. As in really new - like we are the first official cruise on it. I'm so excited! We booked this cruise about 14 months ago so it hasn't really seemed real. With 49 sleeps until we leave, it's getting real! I posted some links to videos on this page.
There is also a series of videos called Countdown to Koningsdam: episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4 (we want a suite after watching episode 4), episode 5
Here is a glimpse at our itinerary:
Mom, Dad, James, Lyn and I fly to Rome and join a four day, three night tour of Tuscany & the Cinque Terre - eat good food and drink good wine. Back to Rome for two nights to meet up with our fellow cruisers - family & friends, 14 of us in total. More food, wine and gelato. Head to the shiny new ship and tour around the eastern Mediterranean with stops in Naples, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Rome, Athens, Olympia, Istanbul (I hope!), Ephesus, Rhodes, Crete, and back to Naples.
After 19 days on the ship we disembark. Mom, dad, James, Lyn, Penny and I catch a flight to Amsterdam and arrive on King's Day - the biggest and orangest celebration in the Netherlands. We have three nights in Amsterdam and we plan on spending a day at Keukenhof - the spring gardens outside of the city. TULIPS! And I want to rent a bike.
Sounds fun 'eh?!