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Carnival Breeze Mediterranean Cruise Travel Journal

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A Day in Salerno
Salerno pedestrian walking street

Salerno has a nice wide pedestrian street, perfect for window shopping and checking out the locals.

Salerno (c) Linda Garrison
Salerno was a new port of call for me. Most large cruise ships stopover at Naples, which is about 45 miles north of Salerno. The Carnival Breeze had tours to Capri, Pompeii, and the towns along the Amalfi Coast, but we decided to just explore Salerno on our own using the shuttle bus to get from the port into town.

After a leisurely breakfast, we took the 5 euro roundtrip shuttle into town. We had fun walking around Salerno--the town was a pleasant surprise, with a wide pedestrian shopping street that went on for about a mile. It had a lovely cathedral at one end, and the shopping street was only about two blocks from the bus stop where the shuttle dropped us off. It was a fun morning, and we sat (in the shade since it was miserably hot again) and enjoyed a cold drink before returning to the ship about 2 pm.

I had the BlueIguana Cantina burrito lunch and mom had the Guy's burger. Both were delicious. After the heavy lunch, an afternoon nap was called for.

We had reservations at Cucina del Capitano at 6 pm with a large group. Although this restaurant is complimentary at lunch, there's a small fee of $12 per person for dinner ($5 for children). We had many carafes of the Chianti, Italian garlic bread, many appetizers served family style (calamari, meat balls, fried risotto, Caesar salad, green salad, eggplant), followed by our choice of main course. Mom had shrimp and I had salmon, accompanied by multiple family-style side orders (pasta with red sauce, pasta with carbonara sauce, broccoli, and fried potatoes). Delicious. We topped off the meal with dessert. Mom and I both had the lemon sorbet, along with a glass of limoncello. (I poured the limoncello over the sorbet, making it even more yummy.) All in all a good night.

 

Guess all those carbs (and wine) got to me. Had planned to go to the Punchliner Comedy Show, but decided to skip and go to bed. Our next day was a welcome day at sea, and Carnival has many onboard activities for both adults and kids to enjoy. After getting rejuvenated, we were stopping at Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Carnival Breeze Mediterranean Cruise Itinerary

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