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Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1

After 12 days touring Southern Italy, Alan and I have boarded the Silversea ship, Silver Spirit, for our ride back to the U.S. On this first week’s segment, we’re exploring Mediterranean ports from Rome to Barcelona. We hope you’ll enjoy our photo essay of Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1. And stay tuned for in-depth articles about our incredible Atlantic crossing upon our return home.

The view of Livorno from the deck of Silver Spirit

Our Livorno breakfast view

There’s nothing better than a Silver Spirit breakfast on the back deck at La Terrazza on a beautiful Sunday in Livorno. While fellow cruises were out exploring Florence, Lucca and Pisa, we took a well-needed rest and enjoyed a leisurely day in the quiet of an empty ship.

Walking on the promenade in Nice, France

Walking on the promenade in Nice

The weather didn’t cooperate for our journey to Monte Carlo. After an extra night in Livorno, Silver Spirit sailed for Nice, instead. We didn’t mind the surprise port as it gave us a chance to enjoy a lovely walk on the promenade.

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Bronze age monument on Menorca

Bronze age monument on the island of Menorca

A cruise excursion on the Spanish island of Menorca, introduced Donna to the megalithic site of Torralba D’En Salord. Stone monuments known as Taulas have been standing guard here since 1500 B.C.

Benedictine Monastery in Montserrat

Rock formations loom over the Benedictine Monastery in Montserrat

The Benedictine Monastery at Montserrat is a beautiful sight to see. We explored the area on a Silver Shore Collection cruise excursion from Barcelona that included a scenic drive, mountain train ride, lunch and short performance by the Escolania Children’s Choir.

Coffee in Barcelona, Spain

Coffee on a Barcelona square

On our second day in Barcelona, we walked La Rambla, turning left and right to explore the side streets. We discovered this peaceful spot for a coffee on a square within a square. Just the way we like it!

Want to see more details about our Silver Spirit Atlantic Crossing? Check out our entire Silver Sea experience week by week!

Stay tuned for next week’s Scenes from the Sea when we’ll be sharing photos from Spanish ports.

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