One big ass boat
I have been dreaming of going to the Mediterranean for what seems like forever. As long as I can remember I have wanted to sail the turquoise blue seas and revel in the vast area that accompanies the Med. Since Mom’s and I hadn’t been, we opted to do the Western Med. so we could hit up Spain and Italy among anywhere else the boat wanted to drop us off. The seven day cruise on the MSC Splendida was insane. The Italian liner is a 15 story massive hotel more or less, complete with something like 15 bars, six plus restaurants, a variety of pools, a full spa and much more.
Momma at the front of the boat with Barce in the background
Mom on the grand staircase
We hit six ports in seven days, so there was only one full day we were at sea, which was the first. It gave us time to adjust and relax and really explore the ship. We enjoyed meeting all types of people from around the globe. There were a lot of language barriers, but since English is a premiere language, it was easy to talk to people for the most part.
Mom and I during dinner on gala night
One of the sickest sunrises I’ve ever seen
The pools and front of the boat
The workers on the ship were from around the globe, but had to be able to speak three languages in order to work there. We thought that was super interesting being we are only required to learn English in the States.
Me making my singing debut
We met some really nice workers, who we got to know throughout the week and that was fun to get to know them and learn about life on the ship. We also met some nice people who we sat with at dinner every night and shared our experiences from the days at port. The food overall was delicious and mostly Italian inspired. The dinner’s every night gave a variety of options and it was always a nice surprise to find out what we were having.
The Zen pool close to our room overlooking the Med.
Overall our week on the ship was terrific. It was a great first time cruising and we got to see some insane places. I would definitely travel with MSC again. The people and time on the ship was great and we look forward to our next adventure! Look out for the post from Tunisia, North Africa coming soon! —TS