Finishing our cruise, including stops to visit Provence, France
and Cinque Terre in Italy.
I'm a little late on this story as it occurred on
day 9. Well, we've been pretty busy on this cruise and
haven't had time to post events immediately.
All along our trip, we had been joking with our stateroom
attendant Arlex and he had been responding with jokes
on us, so one day we came up with one of our own.
The seas had been a bit rough and the girls came up
with an idea.
Arlex thought it was funny.
Our next stop was Toulon, France. We had arranged for a rental
car with which we traveled to Provence, also in France, for the day.
So, no photos of Toulon except what we took while the ship was
The arrival at the port of Toulon
was breathtaking. I have not touched up these arrival
photos -- although some, like the two on the left, could/should have.
... and we're on our way back to the ship
Next we go to Cinque Terre
It was raining when we arrived in port, and continued
to rain, sometimes heavily, as we got off the ship.
On Tuesday evening, April 17th, we attended a special
dinner party in the Portofino restaurant. This dinner was
based around a mystery show put on by the Royal Caribbean
dancers in which we, the dinner guests, had to guess who
murdered one of the actors.
Earlier that afternoon the Royal Caribbean dancers, as well
as other entertainers put up a parade, listed (appropriately)
"Circus Parade". Here are some scenes
from that event: