Having the right travel mindset is crucial to enjoying travel when things don’t go as planned. Today, for instance, I’m on the Viking Star, and I expected to be photographing the beautiful ruins of Selunite on the island of Sicily. Instead, I am sitting enjoying some cappuncino and planning some cha cha lessons with my husband for later this afternoon.
Last night we left the port of Civitavecchia (about 2 hours outside Rome) to travel to the port of Trapani on Sicily. We had rough seas; I’ve got a cast iron sea stomach (as does everyone in my party) but we definitely were doing zig-zag walking all over the boat. We woke to seas that were still rough; rough enough to close the therapy pool in the spa (which we had planned to use when the spa opened at 8). We (my husband and I) instead used the steam room and snow grotto (yep, real snow!) and saunas. We did have the place to ourselves.
After a fine buffet breakfast and two Viking talks in the main theater on the ports of Tunis and Cagliari, we were heading back to our room to get ready for our stop in Sicily, when the captain came over the loud speaker. The news was not good…due to high Continue reading