Category Archives: Travel

Day 3/Messina, Italy

Our first port was Messina (Sicily), Italy.  We decided to skip the offered excursions and explored the city on our own. We strolled for a few hours, snapping photos along the way, then ducked into a nice Italian man’s cafe for cappuccinos.  I love the sidewalk cafes of Europe–the people watching, the slow leisurely pace. There is something very serene about sipping a coffee in a faraway place.

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Day 2/Welcome Aboard

For our honeymoon, we sailed with Celebrity Cruises on the Celebrity Reflection.  The ship is brand new having set sail in the Caribbean only last October. Once on board, the Reflection surpassed all our hopes and wishes. The ship itself was beautiful and ginormous. There would often be a handful of other cruise ships (including popular names like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line) at each port, and ours was by far the largest ship each time. It had a whopping fifteen stories accessible to guests.

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