After departing Civitavecchia (the port for Rome) on Saturday, Emerald Princess docked in Monte Carlo Sunday morning. The fact that we docked was a surprise, because the ship was scheduled to tender passengers ashore. Among the more popular shore excursions:
Though hilly, Monaco is small and easy to get around. Sustained by gelato (the wonderful Italian ice cream), I spent a couple of hours wandering along the sea cliffs, up to the Royal Palace and around to the world-famous casino and such famous hotels as Hotel de Paris (pictured).
Tonight, we have a special dinner planned and will be among the first to experience a new program for Princess called, The Chef’s Table. I can already feel my belt bulging!