Sailing Past Iconic Buildings
Just beyond Doge's Palace is St. Mark's Square, perhaps the most well-known attraction in Venice.
The Captain was right - what a view from this perspective of all the sights of Venice. This was only the beginning, as we hadn't even arrived at our docking place yet. After breakfast, we'd set out to explore the city on water from two other vantage points - from the water, in a water taxi and later a gondola, and on foot.
Venice Cruise Terminal
Two other ships had already arrived in Venice ahead of us - Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas and Seabourn Spirit. We would sail past both ships before finally docking in our berth.
The journey along the Venetian Lagoon had taken about an hour. Many lasting memories had been captured on film and in our minds during that time. We are so grateful to the Captain who encouraged us not to miss this sail in.
We've painted an image in words here, but words alone don't do justice to this experience. Check out our Venice photo albums on Facebook, starting with our arrival: Arriving in Venice by Cruise Ship
Come back again to read more about our time in Venice. Search our blog for other pictures and stories about our Mediterranean & Greek Isles Cruise or see: Diary of Cruise with Chris to Greek Isles.
Why not plan your own Venetian memories today? We'd be glad to offer our advice and help you plan.