Feb. 3, still enroute with a 4 hour airport wait time at YVR to get the 9 hour plus flight to the U.K. and then a 3 hour wait to change planes to get on a 3 hour flight to Rome. Then we had to hurry up and wait for our hotel transfer to arrive which didn’t so then a “5 minute” walk on a moving sidewalk which turned out to have portions that weren’t functional and so it took us at least 30 minutes to walk with all our luggage then finally we were able to crash out for a few hours.
We then enjoyed their complimentary breakfast buffet with eyeopening strange/new to me breakfast foods like melon juices, smoked and pickled herring, olives, baked beans and seafoods and unusual looking orange eggs.
Soon the ships transfer bus came to drive us another 90 minutes to the Civitavecchia cruiseship terminal 80 miles away from Rome where we could finally begin to cruising like a Norwegian. Can you tell….I am beat; travel day starts off exciting but soon fades to not much fun especially when it begins at 10p.m. after being up all day and then travelling into a time zone that’s 9 hours ahead of us. I could never sleep on a plane.
Did you know that Norwegians say "aloha"? I didn't either but i'll explain........... stay tuned.