Once on board the Marco Polo you enter
a new port almost every day, including Barcelona, Monte Carlo,
Rome, Sorrento, Santorini and Athens.
Ever since the actress Grace Kelly married
Monaco's Prince Ranier, Monte Carlo has had a fairy-tale image.
Famous for a beautiful Rivera setting, a yacht-filled harbor
and an elegant casino.
Trevi Fountain is one of the largest and most
famous fountains in the world. According to the tradition, if
you throw a coin in on leaving Rome, you will certainly come
Rome features some of the most recognizabe monuments
ever created, including the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basillica,
the world's largest church with masterpieces by Michlangelo and
We met Bob, the world traveler, just before
going ashore at Sorrento. He was a marveouls source of fascinating
information about travel and people.
A pilot boat approaching the Marco Polo to assure
that everything will go smoothly when we enter the port of Valleta.
Valetta, capital of Malta, juts out into the
Mediterranean between two of the finest natural harbors in the
Today Valetta is a beautifully preserved 16th
century walled city, samll enough to cover in a few hours.
Fira, Santorini, at waters edge 1000 feet below
numerous hotels, restaurants, and shops selling folk arts and
crafts, pottery, handwoven fabrics and pricey gold jewelry.