We were welcomed on board the Aegean Odyssey on Tuesday afternoon (with a long-stemmed red rose for me!) and enjoyed dinner on the deck as our ship sailed from Rome’s port, Civitavecchia, at 7pm . Early next morning the ship anchored off Sorrento and the crew began the slow task of transferring more than 300 passengers to shore by tender, where we were joined by our tour guides and whisked off in buses for a full day excursion tramping round Pompeii and Herculaneum.
This is our third visit to Pompeii, and this time it struck me just how “modern” these ancient Romans were.
Water features in their gardens.