So, after 115 days, 32 countries, 51 lectures, 6 bridge narrations, 12 pounds lost, and 1 bout of pneumonia, it's time to say goodbye to the World Cruise.
As ever, it's been a fantastic experience and one that we'll never forget. We saw 2 of the New Seven Wonders of the World (Petra and the Taj Mahal), while others were lucky enough to see 2 more (Machu Pichu and the Great Wall of China). We've eaten at 4 of the best restaurants we've ever eaten in (Lima, Bali, Dubai and Venice). We met up with lots of old friends and made lots of new ones. It's been exhausting, but it's been a blast.
So, now we return to London to catch up with friends and family, and just as importantly to catch up on some sleep.
There's no cruising for us for 6 months, so after a summer of travelling on our own (Palma de Majorca, Cote D'Azur, Stresa, and Sicily), we'll next be on the high seas in November on the Silver Spirit, sailing from Barcelona to Barbados, and then down the Amazon to Manaus and back.
Should be a great summer...