Our amazing Mediterranean cruise

On Sunday we returned from our amazing Mediterranean cruise. My wife’s employers, Computeach, paid for us to go on this trip. Yeah I know – nice company!

Here is a mini-diary of what we got up to:

We flew into Barcelona on Wednesday. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities anyway, so I didn’t need any excuses. As an amateur photographer you can’t not love Barcelona. We stayed in the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya for the first night. I can recommend this hotel. They have a very good restaurant on the top floor with an amazing view. We met some of LenĂ©’s colleagues in Barcelona, but we spent most of the time there wandering the streets and taking Barcelona photos.

Getting on the boat the next day was a great experience. You have no idea how gigantic these boats are until you get close to them. Our boat was a 13-storey mammoth. It had 3 swimming pools, 2 discos, 5 restaurants, numerous bars, a miniature golf course, a climbing wall, a heli-pad, 3 table-tennis courts, a basketball court, a massive gym and a health spa! There was probably more stuff that we didn’t even get to see. Our room was superb. We had a cosy balcony with an awesome view as well. A bottle of chilled champagne was waiting for us in our room. I felt like royalty! I took some photos of our ship, Brilliance of the Seas, as well.

The next morning we woke up to a gorgeous view of Corsica. We took a very worthwhile trip to Ajaccio, the Corsican capital. This is a very beautiful French-speaking island. I had no idea that it was such a beautiful place; the beaches are travel-brochure stuff! I would definitely consider visiting Corsica again. It also has some cultural & historical importance; Napoleon Bonaparte was born here. I took some more Corsica photos.

The next day we took another day trip to Mallorca (pronounced Majorca). This Spanish-speaking island is also a beautiful place, but it is bigger, busier and posher than Corsica. We did a very worthwhile bus trip. Palma has some very impressive architecture as well. You’ll never guess, but I took some Mallorca photos.

Although I’m not your typical Med Cruise kinda guy, it turned out to be a very enjoyably 4 days. Yes it is indulgence in the extreme, but I’m glad we had the opportunity to experience it first-hand.

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