Honey moon is the most important part of getting marry. The wedding day is more an event for family and friends, and for the formality and paper works. The honey moon is the enjoying experience for the newly wed couple. I am assigned the task of planning our honey moon.
Pat want to have the real papal blessing from the Pope, Rome has to be in the itinerary. Yes, it is the real papal blessing from the Pope, face to face, not just a phony piece of paper. We know at least two couples got the real papal blessing, we just have to go through the paper work with the Church. I want to relax in the honey moon, so no back packing style city hopping. Package guided tour is out of question, since it won’t work with our papal blessing schedule. With so many constraints, I come up with a perfect itinerary.
Fly to Rome, stay there for a few days, then take Mediterranean cruise. We will let the ship take us to visit different cities. I already narrow my decisions down to two choices. A 7 nights Royal Caribbean cruise or a 10 nights Celebrity cruise. Both are round trip cruise boarding from Rome, so the traveling is minimal. Since the ship return to Rome on 5a.m., we can go straight to the airport and catch the 12:30p.m. return flight to Vancouver. The question is should I trade 2 extra days in Rome with visiting 3 more ports.