Originally Posted by Trip
Two years ago, we did a Med cruise, I adored Croatia, and Florence. We went at the end of April,for 10 days,and as si sat in the squate in Flornece enjoying the calm, I thought, how glad I was not there, in the height of the season, it would have been claustrophobic, packed with people, so maybe go in Sept, or Oct, after the crowds leave.
Also, get yourself a cross body bag, to have your valuables close.. bring a small umbrella,and a fold up raincoat.
A cruise with lots of Ports Of Call, we are going in Sept, from Barcelona, some great stops, no packing and unpacking. Take a good look at what is available, and one or two will catch your imagination as what you would love to see, and yes, Sept, Oct, or maybe April, May, to miss the heavy tourist time. Some years ago I went to London, my daughter worked there, we popped over to Barcelona, and too Paris, lovely, but the constant getting to airports, then to Hotels, dragging luggage was a real killer, I worked out that I was in the 8 different airports 12 times within the month I was away, looking forward to the change of pace on the cruise.