Our ship, the MSC Sinfonia, sails from Venice and will return to Venice a week later. We went on board at 1 pm in readiness for a 4.30 pm sailing. The Sinfonia is a medium sized cruise ship with 2679 passengers and 750 staff.
As we sailed out the Guidecca Canal the views were excellent. Venice is a spectacular place.
Then it was time for a pino colada before dinner.
Our allocated table for dining was in Il Galleone Restaurant with our dining companions all from Australia, and all a little younger than us! Our wait staff were from India and Cuba and were very attentive. An enjoyable three course meal helped the group bond quite quickly.
A very good start as we drifted to sleep with not a hint of sea movement.