Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Vacation 2012 Itinerary

Ruby Princess
Our summer vacation is finally here! The Boyfriend and I have been counting down the days for months. This year, we have an exceptionally fun vacation planned; a 12-day cruise in the Mediterranean, 3 days in Barcelona, Spain and another week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hence, the crazy level of excitement!

First we will fly to Venice, Italy, where we're boarding the Ruby Princess for a 12-day grand Mediterranean cruise with my oldest brother and his fiance. My brother has been working in the cruise industry for many years, and he is now the hotel controller on the Ruby Princess and his fiance is a dancer in the theater productions.

Ruby Princess 12-day Grand Mediterranean Cruise
Looking at the cruise itinerary, I know there won't be much time for being lazy, as we will visit six countries in 12 days. Here's the itinerary:

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - Venice, Italy
Monday, July 30, 2012 - Venice, Italy
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Day At Sea
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - Athens, Greece
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - Kusadasi, Turkey
Friday, August 3, 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
Saturday, August 4, 2012 - Mykonos, Greece
Sunday, August 5, 2012 - Day At Sea
Monday, August 6, 2012 - Naples, Italy
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - Rome, Italy
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - Florence, Italy
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Friday, August 10, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain

It will be my first trip to Europe, and I'm glad I'll get to have a little taste of many different countries, so we can choose our favorite and hopefully come back in the future. My parents have done this cruise before, and they still rave about it. I get it; what's not to love about the Mediterranean?

After our cruise, we will spend three days in Barcelona, Spain. I've already printed out our sightseeing and shopping maps, so we're good to go. I'm really happy that we will be able to spend more time in Barcelona, as there are so many places that I want to see.

After our 3 days in Barcelona, we'll fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to go and visit my sister and my other brother and his fiance for a week. All three of them are flight attendants for Emirates, which is based out of Dubai. I've been there before and I loved it. There are so many things to do, and don't even get me started on the shopping... It will be The Boyfriend's first time in Dubai, so I'm excited to do all the touristy things with him.

I'm not sure how often I'll get an opportunity to post on my blog during our trip, but I'll try my best share our experiences. Expect thousands of photos though. I hope everyone has a lovely summer!


  1. Lysie,
    Is daar nog n klein spasietjie in jou tas waar ek kan inpas?
    Julle moet hierdie vakansie gate uit geniet,
    Baie Lief vir julle

  2. Wow! :))

    Enjoy it, Liesl! ♥

  3. Have fun! I'd like to see Italy and Spain.

    1. Italy and Spain were both absolutely wonderful! Whenever you have the opportunity, do it!

  4. Replies
    1. Had a great time! Thanks for visiting Pretty.Random.Things.! :-)

  5. Very nice post and interesting to read .... I love visiting this blog.

  6. Holy cow, now THAT'S a journey! I bet it was awesome, too.

    Also, holy cow #2 - that boat is huge! Haha.



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