I began my trip with two nights in Madrid and two nights in Barcelona, Spain.
I then boarded the brand new Royal Princess for a 12-day Mediterranean cruise.
Ports: Toulon, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Athens & Venice.
I then flew to Amsterdam for a three night stay.
It was then on to Helsinki to begin a 14-day land tour of the Baltic States.
In Russia I spent 3 nights in St. Petersburg and 3 nights in Moscow.
Next I crossed the border into Belarus and spent 2 nights in Minsk.
The road journey continued through Lithuania where I spent one night in Vilnius.
Continuing on I arrived in the ancient city of Riga, Latvia's capital, for two nights.
Next I spent one night in Tallinn, Estonia followed by another night in Helsinki.
My trip concluded with two nights in Warsaw, Poland.

August 6-8, 2013:
Madrid, Spain


August 8-10, 2013:
Barcelona, Spain


August 11, 2013:
Toulon & Provence, France


August 12, 2013:
Livorno & Cinque Terre, Italy


August 13, 2013:
Civitavecchia & Rome, Italy


August 14, 2013:
Naples, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast


August 16, 2013:
Mykonos, Greece


August 17, 2013:
Istanbul, Turkey


August 18, 2013:
Kusadasi, Turkey


August 19, 2013:
Athens, Greece


August 21-22, 2013:
Venice, Italy


August 22-25, 2013:
Amsterdam, Netherlands


August 26-29, 2013:
St. Petersburg, Russia


August 29 - September 1, 2013:
Moscow, Russia


September 1-3, 2013:
Minsk, Belarus


September 3-4, 2013:
Vilnius, Lithuania


September 4-6, 2013:
Riga, Latvia


September 6-7, 2013:
Tallinn, Estonia


September 7-8, 2013:
Helsinki, Finland


September 8-10, 2013:
Warsaw, Poland
VIDEOS FROM THE TRIP
The trip is divided into 19 segments. Click the links above for the desired segment.


To begin an image slide show from this trip click HERE.


I had a wonderful cruise on the brand new Royal Princess.
My cruise took place two months after her maiden voyage in June.


Below is a picture of the Royal Princess making her way to Southampton for her christening.
The ship's full company posing here for the traditional photo of the inaugural crew.


Below is Royal Princess arriving in Southampton, England.


I had a premium deluxe balcony stateroom on Marina Deck 15.


On Thursday, June 13, 2013 the Royal Princess was christened
by her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.






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