Surprise Sea Day
Due to the weather we were not able to leave Rome until the morning so we did miss our first 2 ports on this cruise and now will have a sea day while we make our way to our 3rd stop which is Livorno. Even though I was bummed to miss those first 2 ports I do always enjoy a sea day. The sun came out and eventually the waves died down and it turned out to be a nice day. I found a cozy spot to read in the Living Room, which is on the top deck at the very front of the ship (still inside). The ship has a nice sized library which came in handy for me since when I packed for this trip I brought a book for flying but since this cruise was very port intensive I didn't think I would have much time to read. You could tell that the library was recently stocked as many booked still looked brand new. Even though this is a smaller ship there are still plenty of places to get comfy inside. There are also lots of really comfy looking spots outside so I am hoping we get at least one warm day to be able to sit out there too.
As I mentioned before sailing with Azamara really includes a lot in your cruise fare. There are many options for drinks to order in any area of the ship. Even if you are in your room the mini bar is stocked with drinks that are all included in your cruise fare and your room steward will refresh it each day. Also when getting off the ship there will be plenty of chilled bottled water to grab as you get off which is perfect for exploring. Another nice free option is the self serve laundry onboard. I know I might be in the minority but I almost always do a load of laundry when I cruise and having the self serve laundry is nice and even better when it at no charge. I probably should have done a load of wash today during our sea day but I got sucked into my book and did not get to it.
Later tonight we will arrive at our next stop a little earlier than scheduled and this is the port we were already scheduled for an overnight visit anyway so now we get 2 nights even though we won't be able to get off the ship until tomorrow morning.
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