My Cruise Round The Med

My Cruise Round The Med

I’ve just returned from one of the busiest trips of my life so far – a Cruise around the Med. It was also a completely new style of travel for me too!

My Cruise around the Med began as an idea last year to get away as a family once again, to celebrate my mom’s 60th and my stepdad’s 50th birthday’s this year. We haven’t been away together for over 15 years! The trip was the perfect compromise for us all – relaxation, cruise luxury and a port of call in Italy for them versus a jam-packed itinerary and a few strong ticks on my destination bucket list for me.

Over the next few weeks I am going to take you through place by place with all my tips and pics. But first I have the mammoth job of editing all my photos down! In the meantime here’s a sneak peak of where we visited and also below a summary of what’s to come here on Laurahatesmushrooms.com as a sort of introduction:

In the meantime here’s a sneak peak of where we visited and also below a summary of what’s to come here on Laurahatesmushrooms.com as a sort of introduction:

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Top (left to right): Temple of Athena, Monastiraki market, Oia Santorini Middle: Oia Santorini, Bay of Kotor Bottom: Sorrento, Sorrento beach, Barcelona Port (all photographs my own)

First stop was Athens where we stayed for 2 nights in an Air BnB apartment near Monastiraki.

Highlights include: Visiting the Acropolis including the Parthenon, Temple of Athena and the fantastic new Acropolis Museum. We also had some fantastic food and juice! As well as visiting the Monastiraki flea market for leather goods, stopping off at the Poet Sandal Maker too.

Once boarding the cruise overnight we arrived Santorini. The incredibly beautiful island took my breath away. I visited Oia and Fira and also spent the afternoon at Santo Winery. Stay tuned for my pictures from a sleepy Sunday morning in the prettiest of towns.

The third stop on my trip was Kotor, Montenegro which we silently sailed into around dawn. Impressive scenery, a private boat tour and a cat museum to report!

Days at sea and fantastic onboard facilities too.

A quick stop for half a day in Messina port, Sicily, then on to bustling Naples. From there a trip to beautiful Sorrento for lunch and some tasty limoncello.

Last stop was Barcelona, where we disembarked, but still had time for a quick walk about town. 


Can’t wait to share everything and hear your comments! Check back regularly for new installments… and in the meantime have a look at my Instagram where I’ll be sharing pics daily.



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