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  • Clipper
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    Ok Cecilia, that's your next challenge - a photo of Sea-Troll sitting in a MOB boat.

  • Seagull
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    nah …he insists it's a lifebelt and he's training for those MOB (mascot over board) situations!

  • Clipper
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    Poor Sea-Troll. Distressing to learn that he needs one of these - https://www.amazon.com/Hemorrhoid-He.../dp/B001V9X4G6 even if it's not quite the right size. That said, his expression indicates a certain enviable tranquility. Maybe he could let me have one of his spares.

  • Seagull
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    It was pleasant relaxing on board after lunch, a grandstand view of the ferries coming and going. Seabourn Encore had already departed by the time we left our mooring, passing the impressive 1930s architecture of the Stazione Marittima.




    Serenissima was heading for Messina in Sicily, where it would be my turn to have been before! But D's day wasn't yet over, and there will be some 'bonus photos' to show you next time.





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  • Seagull
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    After breakfast we joined the morning excursion to Herculaneum. This was D's first visit there, though he had been to Pompeii as a teenager on a cruise with his parents, (but doesn't seem to remember which ship!).
    The superb archaeologist guest lecturer on Serenissima had prepared us well for the excursion with another in his series of outstanding presentations the previous afternoon. His appreciation of geology along with archaeology helped explain the differences between the sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii.









    On leaving the buses on our return to the ship we were directed around a van that was making deliveries. While I hung back taking photos, D was ahead of me and so, appropriately as it turned out, had entered the cabin before I arrived. Talk about excited! It had been decorated for his birthday with balloons, towel creatures, cards from the crew and from the Noble Caledonia team, and other treats. Our cabin girl, already on familiar terms with Sea-Troll, had also enlisted his cooperation!



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  • Seagull
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    Serenissima will fit in neatly to the aft of Seabourn Encore.







    Castle view forward...

    ...but I also like this photo looking aft along deck 4




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  • Seagull
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    It was time to head for the foredeck and preparations for arrival.



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  • Seagull
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    I had brought an early morning coffee from the lounge and sat on the upper deck to enjoy it.

    Then the pilot boat arrived.


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  • Seagull
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    Day 6 5th October 2017 Naples, Italy.



    Early morning out on deck. It is starting to get light, but perhaps you can still make out the constellation of Orion in the resized photo - look for the three stars of Orion's belt between the aerials!




    Vesuvius! For a moment, seen from this distance, I thought it looked a little bit like Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh! Some years ago, in the Firth of Forth and heading for the port of Leith aboard Fram I had the opposite of such a sensation, the sweep of the coastline taking on a rather Italianate aspect in the morning light.

    This is actually my first visit, and once again in such circumstances I am so happy to be arriving on Serenissima. Sunrise in the bay of Naples doesn't get better than this!


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  • pakarang
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    What a beautiful port that was - another place to put on my "places to visit"-list.

    There is a lot of charm I can see, but the morning arrival was the thing that was the best. Seeing the arrival from sea to shore, in changing light must clearly have been worth getting out of bed for.

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  • Ralf__
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    Such an amazing report about this interesting port call. Fitting into this small port between the ferry traffic is really thrilling. They did a great choice, when they decided for this call. Perfect!

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  • nari
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    Wonderful photos for us to ponder about, Cecilia - as usual. Serenissima still has her original HJ engines?? That is impressive.

  • Azimut
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    You provide amazingly beautiful photos from your trip with "Serenissima" with pictures from land and on board.
    Great to read that D was pleased with the engine room.
    There is something special with these old ships that still have the original machine from they were new.

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  • yvneac
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    Nice pictures,as usual Cecilia. Glad you enjoyed Bonifacio and had the chance to dock close to the Haute Ville.

  • Seagull
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    And finally the sunset at the close of a perfect day.

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