Wednesday, 20 July 2011

We're back!

It's true! We've been back a week from holiday, and only now I'm getting chance to write something.

The holiday was fantastic - I'll not go into too much detail here, I'll be here for days writing about it, but suffice it to say we'd book the same cruise again for next summer in a heartbeat, it exceeded our expectations. The 2nd week, in a hotel on the north coast of Majorca, was almost as good, and in itself would have been a great break and we'd have loved a second week there too.

The cruise was very informal - no posh dining (unless you wanted that - there was a separate restaurant with waiter service and a dress code), lots of great entertainment and a kids club that Lara loved, which was just as well because she spent 3 two-hour sessions a day there!
The hotel was right on the beach, but also with a good pool, and never a problem to get a sunbed. The sea was lovely and warm, the beach shelving very gently so I could walk a long way out with Lara floating in her little boat. The food was good and the wine was cheap, and the weather was great - too hot one day, when later I'd heard it reached 42 deg C while I was out pushing Lara for her afternoon nap. Once she'd dropped off I called into a bar for a beer and couldn't actually ask for it, my brain couldn't form the proper sentence! And that was in English, not in Spanish.

I've picked out some random photos and videos...

Here's our first look at the ship while it was still in Palma harbour:

And here we are in Cannes: