S: Eastern Mediterranean Cruise - September 3-13, 2010
FC: Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Norwegian Gem September 4th - 13th, 2010
2: LEAVING VENICE
3: Exploring Venice before the Cruise
4: Norwegian Gem "Our home for the seven day cruise"
5: FORMA L NIGHT
6: Arriving by Tender Boat. Aaron climbing the City Walls.
7: First Port: Dubrovnik, Croatia Exploring the Fortified City
9: Overlooking Dubrovnik & Cable Car Ride.
10: Local artisan writing our names in calligraphy
11: Strolling the streets of Dubrovnik * Note the slippery marble they paved the streets with
12: Our tour bus stopped in downtown Athens at the first Olympic Stadium *Home of the 1896 Olympics | The original marathon is still ran every year - The town of Marathon is exactly 26.2 miles away.
13: In front of the Parthenon - on top of the Acropolis - which means "Highest City" | Athens, Greece
14: Views from the Acropolis
15: Temple of Athena | Parthenon
17: Sounion Greece | Temple of Poseidon
19: The Streets of Ephesus - Famous LIbrary in the background | Ephesus, Turkey
21: Amphitheater at Ephesus
23: Cruising the Corinthian Canal
24: "The Berma" This is what is left of the stage where Paul spent his time preaching the Gospel to the Corinthians
25: Touring Ancient Corinth | Temple of Apollo
26: We spent 3 extra days exploring Venice before and after the cruise
27: Rialto Bridge
28: Venetian Palaces | Grand Canal
29: The Island of Murano Famous for its Glassmaking
30: Views from the top of the Campanile The Gem going back out to Sea
31: Having Fun in St. Mark's Square - Famous for its pigeons.
32: Famous Venice Sights
33: Sharing an authentic Italian meal along the canal.
34: The Famous "Bridge of Sighs" | Hard Rock Cafe - Venice | Water rising in St. Mark's Square. In a few weeks the whole square will be 2 feet deep.
35: Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Courtney looking out our window - Our room overlooked the Grand Canal
36: Italian Transportation | The People Mover that we took to the cruise terminal | Vaporetto - The Water Bus we used to tour Venice and Murano | The train we took from Venice to our Hotel | Gondola Rides
37: Bridges Everywhere - Signs helping travelers find St. Marks or the Rialto Bridge - Aaron Waiting for the Water Bus - Aaron on the "Brand New" Bridge over the Grand Canal Flowers Everywhere - Santa Maria della Salute Church - Crown Plaza hotel on the mainland - Courtney stops for a picture on a bridge over one of many side canals.
39: Casual Pictures we had taken on our Day at Sea