Sorry I haven't been around on here in a while, things have been very busy, chaotic and messy in my personal life but I'm trying to get things back on track now and this blog is the start of doing that.
On Thursday I got back from spending a week on one of the best holidays I've had, it was my first experience of being on a cruise ship and it was one that I won't be forgetting, it left me wanting to go back!
We flew into Malta where we boarded the beautiful Oceana ship, through P&O Cruises. I'd definitely recommend this company for a first time cruise, everyone is so friendly, the staff are incredibly helpful and work harder than any hotel I've ever been in and perhaps an important factor for some of you, the drinks are reasonably priced! We didn't see much of Malta itself but it looks to me like a beautiful place and somewhere I would love to return to and explore more of.
After that first day we sailed to Corsica where we got off the boat and went for a short train ride around the island, this was a lovely little trip to get us off the ship and we was able to explore at our leisure! We carried on through France for the next couple days, being able to explore Nice and Cannes where the Cannes Film Festival was taking place (we wasn't lucky enough to spot any celebs but the atmosphere was amazing).
We then moved on to Italy, exploring Florence and Pisa on the first day and then Rome on the second. The temperature rose significantly into the 30s when we got to Italy which made it incredibly hot, however it's no secret that Italy is renowned for it's ice cream, which we thoroughly enjoyed!
Overall we all really enjoyed this trip and have already started looking at another cruise for next year!!
Would I go again? In a heartbeat