Our Midship Verandah cabin – a very comfortable triple with sofa converting to a real bed, nice balcony just big enough for three lounge chairs and a table, walk in closet with safe and chest of drawers as well as great hanging area, marble bath with tub and shower and Bulgari amenities.
Sanjay, our precious butler, served the most amazing room service breakfast on our first morning at sea.
Split’s harbor was full of small cruise ships that do the Croatian islands and coast for weeklong sailing cruises. Boats sleep between 18 and 42 guests and seemed to appeal to lots of students/young people who were boarding with backpacks. A far cry from out Silver Spirit Verandah Suite!
Kotor, Montenegro was the surprise jewel of our itinerary. Kotor sits at the end of a beautiful fjord and hemmed in by mountains. The Silver Spirit docked right in town and across from the ancient town so we could walk everywhere easily.
There were wonderful whimsical outdoor art exhibits, a concert venue set up for the evening, and some small shops and cafes ready for the tourists.
We climbed to the top of the old fort, some 1500 steps by Davis’ count, in hot hot sun but the view was a great reward when we got to the top.
In the islands you just have to get to the beach. Gryfada was a half hour or so away and we were the only Americans when we arrived. There were chairs/umbrellas for rent and lots of water sports options like paddleboats, water skiing, bare boat rentals, parasailing, and more. The water was clean and crystal clear but to Alabamians it was also chilly for July!
She was selling huge round fresh made donuts from that basket!
A short walk across a bridge/causeway took us out on the rock that was the last Byzantine stronghold and we climbed up to the old town and ultimately to the church above. Views were amazing!