Our morning started reasonably early, with us making it to the Oceanview Cafe for breakfast at about 8:00am. After breakfast we spent a bit of time in the library then took in a lecture in the Solstice Theatre. The lecture was part of the “Enrichment Series” and was entitled “Introducing Istanbul - Mosques, Minarets and Majolica” led by Dr. Mary Jane Cryan Pancani. She is an American author and historian who has lived in Italy since 1965. Clearly, her strength lay in Italian history - so her lecture on Istanbul was more of a comparison of Istanbul to Rome. It was not much of an exposé on Istanbul, and she admitted during the lecture that she had never been there and was looking forward to the experience. What? Never been there? Actually, that wasn’t so hard to believe - she seemed ill prepared to lead this lecture. It was disappointing. We found out later in the cruise that she was a no-show for one of her other scheduled lectures.
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.