|Living room of our villa|
|Fabulous master bathroom|
|Haven private Dining Room|
On April 20, we boarded Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Epic, in Miami and sailed for Barcelona. The Epic is one of the new mega ships capable of handling almost 5,000 passengers. There were only 3,000 on this sailing – still far more crowded than we prefer.
Fortunately, just days before embarkation, we were given the opportunity to upgrade to a 2 bedroom villa in the exclusive Haven Courtyard. (When not full, ships often offer upgrades at the last minute for much less than the original price.) The Haven consists of 75 suites with access to a private pool, gym, sunning area and dining room. It made all the difference in the cruise being enjoyable and not just a means of crossing the Atlantic. The weather wasn’t great but the food was excellent and we met a terrific couple from southern California.
|Bill & Kay, our new California friends|
|Our Citroen chariot|
|Hotel Atenea Mataro, Spain|
|View from our room|
|Fishing boats along the beach|
Now it is on to France.