Saturday, February 28, 2015

Buon Giorno

 Buon Giorno,
My friend and travelling companion Pat and I boarded the Norweigan Jade in Civitavecchia, Italy this morning. Jade is a beautiful midsize ship that once did duty as the Pride of Hawaii in Honolulu, has cruised the Mediterranean for a few years and will next year be cruising the Caribbean.

Jade is the smallest ship in the Norwegians fleet carrying 2400 passengers and 1200 crew members. The Hawaiian décor with lots of teak, colourful blown glass hibiscus, carpets, artworks and even a life sized statue of King Kamehameha overlooking one of the dining rooms looked and felt right and didn’t seem terribly out of place in the Mediterranean. I rather like all things Hawaiian so it suited me just fine. Arrivedercii, buon giorno, mahalo and aloha!

Ciao - hi and bye

Buon giorno - hello, good morning

Arrivedercii - goodbye

Grazie - thank you

My home away from home for 21 nights

A raft of 4 elevators and my cabin is just a step around the corner, so very handy yet didn't hear any elevator or traffic sounds at all

Plain and simple is all one needs

 If you take the wrong elevator........

Pool deck. Dig the art deco palms
A map of our next few days journey

 You can always see what lies ahead of the ship on the tv

 The social heart of the ship with hibiscus ceiling

 Grand Pacific dining room

 King Kamehameha

Aloha, Mediterranean style

1 comment:

Linda G. said...

I have never been on a cruise. The ship looks like a luscious hotel on the inside.