Messina: Day 3

Another super smooth arrival into Messina on the northeast part of Sicily.

We were here last year when Steve swam (twice!) across the straight between Messina and Calabria.

We didn’t take any of the tours on offer – we’re lucky enough to have stayes in Taormina and Mt Etna nearby. So after a walk around the ship we got off and wandered the streets of Messina.

There are a few very impressive churches here so we did the trifecta and visited each.

The first one the Duomo has an amazing bell tower and at midday it puts on quite a show.

We walked up the hill and stairs and had a wonderful view back over the town towards the ship

We’re on the Lido deck 16. Our cabin is just along from the Blue glass windows. It’s very convenient especially with the kids.

There’s so much to do on board – we have a little planner on the ship’s app on our phone. Very handy.

We met up with Anne and Tim – the lovely couple from Tulsa we met on the first day. We’re planning a dinner together if we manage to stay in touch. This ship is sooooo big!

Tonight after dinner we tried a few of the entertainment things. Into the studio for Name that tune! Country and Western! Jeremy was a whizz but we didn’t win! Then I did the Yes/No game. When on board !!!! You join in.

Then off to the nightclub. We’re trying to help Kenrick,  our gorgeous nephew find some people his age. No such luck (yet!).

Tomorrow is all day at sea. So a tour of the bridge organised by Fabio, and then a massage for me. It’s formal night as well – so bring out the dressy gear.

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