On the Mediterranean – Stromboli!

Dear Commons Community,

Elaine and I are on board our ship, the Start Pride.  We have been on the Mediterranean for about a day now.  It is a small ship and carries a maximum of 200 passengers.  So far everything is going well.  We will reach our first port in Sicily early tomorrow morning.  Here is our complete itinerary.

  • Catania, Sicily
  • Valetta, Malta
  • Xlendi, Gozo, Malta
  • Porto Empedocie, Sicily
  • Trapani, Sicily
  • Lipari, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Amalfi, Italy

As part of our day tours, we will visit Pompeii, Agrigento, and Mt. Vesuvius.

Below are photos of us leaving port in Civitavecchia, sunset on the Mediterranean, and the Stromboli volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth that has been erupting almost continuously since 1932. Because it has been active for much of the last 2,000 years and its eruptions are visible for long distances at night, it is known as the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”.  You can see a plume of smoke coming from its crater in the photo.


Elaine on the top deck of the ship with Stromboli in the background.

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