Only the crew had access to it, but so many times during our cruise I’ve wished I could have stood up there at the pointy end of the ship – OK, so I’m not a sailor – and spread my arms like Leo di Caprio in ‘Titanic’. Last Monday morning was one of these, as we sailed slowly and majestically into Venice.
You could have just looked the other way and pretended you didn’t know me :-)
I was up at 5.30am to get the best vantage point, and undeterred by the chilly wind I stood my ground, taking in every delicious minute. The sky had that incredible saturation of blue that I’ve only seen in the Mediterranean, and the waters of the Grand Canal have never looked so clean to me in the early morning sun. There were many, many ‘pinch me’ moments!