Thursday, November 14, 2013

a taste of la bella vita

I started this blog less than two years ago as a way to stay connected with family & friends.
In the past year it's grown so much and has also connected me with some wonderful new people.
(In fact, this is my 300th post!)
I never dreamed where it might take me someday.

And now it's taking me on a cruise!
I know, right?  I can't believe it either.

This will be my 8th cruise, but I've only ever cruised on two big American cruise lines.
MSC Cruises is one of Europe's leading cruise lines.  It's an family-owned Italian company with a large fleet.
I'm going to go scope it out for you (I'm such a giver) and tell you what I think. 

Tomorrow I'm joining a small group of travel bloggers and flying to Rome to board the MSC Splendida.
We're off for a three night cruise to experience all that this modern and stylish ship has to offer. Here's a tour of the ship from MSC Cruises.

 We will stop in Genoa, Italy and Marseilles, France before disembarking in Barcelona, Spain.
I can't even tell you how excited I am.

I'll be checking in on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram along the way.

You can follow along at #MSCBlogCruise.

If you have any specific questions or things I should pay special attention to,
just let me know.  Take a look at our cruise page for more info about our cruising experiences.

Have you ever cruised with MSC?  What did you think?


  1. You can bet I will be following along on your adventure! So excited for you!!!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your gorgeous photos {get some good pressure!} Italy, France and Spain ~ oh my!!! Hope you have a wonderful time!!! xx

  2. Oh, so exciting!! Can't wait to see how it goes!

  3. So excited for you, have a blast! x

  4. Wow, that sounds awesome!! I can't wait to hear what you think of it! :)

  5. When are you docking in Marseille??!!

  6. This sounds like an exciting opportunity . I hope you have a wonderful time.

  7. Thanks so much, Sarah Grace. I had a great time. I can't wait to write about it. 

  8. Sorry I missed you in Aix! We were only off the ship for a few hours. I didn't even get to have a glass of wine!! Tragedy. I will be back to Provence someday to share a bottle of Rose with you, me & the girls are planning a trip. I can't wait!! 

  9. I had fun! Can't wait to tell you about it and hear about New York! :D

  10. I'm back and getting the pictures all loaded. I had a great time. I just love cruising.

  11. Thanks, Andrea! I'm back and getting caught up with everything. It was fun!! 

  12. Thanks for the well wishes, Sammy! I loved it, especially Genoa. So pretty. 

  13. Thanks, Emma. How can you say no to a cruise. I'm getting the photos loaded up. 

  14. Thanks so much, Gina. I had such a great time. I was nervous for no reason. It was terrific! 


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