In retrospect, we had a good time on our first week of vacation... but we would have had a better time if we'd thought things through.
This trip was planned around TechEd EMEA in Barcelona running November 5th-9th. The conference was great and we had a blast! Our cruise covered Nice and Monaco, Florence and Pisa, not seeing Rome because we were exhausted, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, a pain-in-the-butt visit to Sicily, and a day at sea. We saw a lot and we were exhausted. This leads me to the following advice:
Some Lessons about Cruising
We were SO wiped out by this week that it really took writing this blog entry to realize HOW MUCH we did and how much we saw and how much fun we had. Both Lisa and I agreed we probably would have regretted the entire week except we enjoyed D'Arcy and Roger so much.
Another cruise is a possibility in the future but with MUCH better planning.
Next week, the exhausted travelers in Rome...