Marg & Bill Lynn
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Italy & TransAtlantic Cruise 2012
Pisa, Genoa, MSC Poesia

Sunday, November 11

Enroute from Florence to Genoa, we ran into a very heavy rainstorm, which continued somewhat abated when we stopped at Pisa. Our umbrella refused to extend, so a vendor kindly sold us one for five dollars.
It did yeoman service for our brief visit to Pisa, then I mangaged to lose it during embarkation in Genoa. The next day the news said that Pisa had received 4 inches of rain, resulting in extensive flooding, some of which we saw along the road.

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Our brief visit to Pisa in the rain was spent mostly in a café,
where we got a photo of Gordon and Nancy with the leaing tower in the background.

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Arriving at the dock in Genoa, we took a photo of the baggage handling,
which is pretty efficient for 3000 passengers arriving during the afternoon.
Then some shots of our cabin (see the introduction for a note re our cabin choice.)

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Our only photos of Genoa were taken from the upper deck of MSC Poesia,
with her sister ship, MSC Fantasia, at the next dock.

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As always on a cruise, the first order of the day is safety drill, in which we
carried our life jackets to a comfortable lounge and learned how to put them on.

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Then up to deck 13 for an afternoon snack.

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The promenade deck seems to go on forever, in both directions from the middle.
I later found that it took about six minutes to do a complete tour at a fairly good walk.
I estimated that at about half a kilometer, assuming five km/h walk rate.

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And a floral arrangement outside the el grappolo d'oro lounge.

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Introduction

Italy
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
Pompeii
Rome 1
Rome 2
Florence
Pisa, Genoa, MSC Poesia

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Barcelona
Casblanca
Funchal, Madeira
At Sea
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Lifeboat Drill
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Freeport, Bahamas
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