For our second cruise we decided to go back to the Mediterranean on an 11-night cruise starting from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy on June 15, 2009 and returning to Civitavecchia on June 26, 2009. We had said on our previous cruise that Rome was definitely a place we wanted to revisit, and this itinerary gave us that opportunity.
We left home on June 11, arriving in Rome in the morning of June 12 for a few days in the eternal city before heading to our cruise ship on June 15.
Image by Celebrity Cruises
We had enjoyed our first cruise on Celebrity Millennium in 2006 so it was an easy choice to return to Celebrity Cruises when we were considering this second cruise.
We were intrigued by a new class of ship that Celebrity were launching, called Solstice Class, that we considered was worth trying.
Not surprisingly, Celebrity Solstice is the flag ship of the class of a planned 5 ships and was the first to launch with its maiden voyage on November 23, 2008. We thought it would be nice also to take a voyage in a ship that was so new.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.