Set Sail in Style – Adventure Awaits on the Mediterranean with Norwegian Cruise Line
How I became a Cruise Convert!
Embark on a remarkable journey with Norwegian Cruise Line® (NCL) on their brand new cruise ship, the spectacular Norwegian Viva™. Join me, Lee-Anne Singer, on my unforgettable trip through the Mediterranean, and ‘Live It Up!’ with me onboard the NCL Viva.
Unforgettable Destinations: Istanbul and Venice
Istanbul and Venice were gorgeous destinations with each city bringing its own distinct vibe and atmosphere. Istanbul offered a vibrancy unlike anywhere else, and I found the rich tapestry of cultures as enriching as it was exciting. Venice is known for its iconic canals, but I was delightfully surprised at how much of the land is actually waterlogged. The town is steeped in history that has captivated me and left a lifelong mark.
Captivating Croatia: Split’s Ancient Wonders
Split, Croatia, offers a city with ancient wonders, including the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace, and tantalizing local cuisine. Split felt like stepping back in time, as the city was founded in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. We spent the day exploring the Roman ruins and the world’s oldest Catholic cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, which was built in the 4th century AD as the Mausoleum of Diocletian and consecrated in the 7th century AD.
Wonders At Every Turn
Besides the big stops like those mentioned above, the cruise also offers the chance to experience smaller destinations. Trieste, where we departed from, is a little town along the Italian coast and is an unexpected highlight. This maritime gateway is littered with castles, cathedrals, churches, and archaeological sites to explore. Salerno, although well-known, remains a great treat for everyone, and it is said that the city’s patron saint, Saint Matthew, has relics stored in the crypt of Salerno Cathedral.
NCL: Unparalleled Premium Experience and Service
Norwegian Cruise Line promises an unrivalled cruising experience, ensuring comfort and elegance from the moment guests step onboard, and it did not disappoint! Throughout my time on the ship, the service never failed to impress and the attention to detail was spectacular. Coming back on board after a day of exploring is always a delight – the restaurants serve amazing food, the nightlife is excellent, and our beds are made to perfection, ready to welcome us into its comfortable embrace.
Onboard Delights: Indulgence and Relaxation
NCL believes in creating a holistic cruising experience. We chose the “Free at Sea” option, which includes an array of additional perks, like unlimited soft drinks, spirits, cocktails, and wines. Stay connected with comprehensive WiFi packages and make the most of shore excursion credits at every port.
Norwegian Cruise Line also offers a variety of onboard activities and amenities to cater to every desire. We spent hours lounging by the infinity pool and tried out all the different cuisines present on board – my favourite was the impressive Teppanyaki shows.
All in all, it was pure bliss! The Norwegian Viva cruise made me realise that cruising is an option chosen by clever people: you wake up every day in a new city, but your belongings stay put. You can unpack at the start, spend days or weeks on board experiencing different destinations, and never lift a finger! A cruise offers all the luxuries of a hotel, but with the excitement of new ports of call every day.
Embark on a luxurious Mediterranean cruise onboard Norwegian Viva with NCL and immerse yourself in the wonders of Istanbul, Trieste (for Venice), Santorini, and Split. Experience exceptional service, remarkable destinations, and onboard amenities that will create memories to last a lifetime. Book your Mediterranean Cruise today and let your dreams set sail!