Mediterranean Cruise

La Sagrada Família

For the Grand Finale of our fabulous Mediterranean Cruise, we saved the very BEST for last. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família was a sight to behold. Everyone we knew who had been to Barcelona, and everything we read in preparation for the trip – all said it should not be missed – so we decided not […]

Walk-about in Barcelona

While in Barcelona, we stayed at the Eurostars Cristal Palace. We chose that hotel for it’s central location, it’s modern elegance and because we were able to use timeshare points for our two nights there. Since we paid cash for the cruise, we had a lot of unused points and not much vacation time left, and […]

Park Güell

We were officially on our own in Barcelona after our 12-day Mediterranean Cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine. All in all, it was a fabulous trip – filled with so much history and beauty that we could hardly believe we had actually just experienced it. But we had one more fabulous place to explore before our […]


Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain (just west of Barcelona). At 4,055 ft, Montserrat is the highest point in Catalonia and Sant Jeroni is the highest point of Montserrat, where you can see almost all of Catalonia and even the island […]

Palma de Mallorca

We docked at the Port of Palma to some pretty fabulous views. We moored at the pier, disembarked and loaded into a motor coach which took us into Palma, the capital city of the Island of Majorca (Spain) and up to the fabulous Palma Cathedral, more commonly called La Seu. This magnificent Catalonian Gothic cathedral is the landmark of the city. At […]

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