Monday, July 10, 2006

July 16, 2006


Day 25
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Royal Place with royal flag of Monaco
We awaken to calm seas and an expected temperature of 85 degrees as our ship pulls into Monte Carlo, Monaco.  We take the tour called Old Monaco & The Royal Palace.  

We take a walking tour of Old Monaco down narrow, twisting lanes and passageways that lead to the St. Nicholas Cathedral and The Royal Palace.  The St. Nicholas Cathedral is beautiful and is the site of the royal tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.  The Royal Palace is beautiful as we take our audio tour throughout the different rooms.  It has been in the Grimaldi family for over 600 years.  Prince Albert III (son of Grace & Rainier) still lives in the palace. 

We head back to the ship as Mike and Pat both have massages and Pat has a pedicure.  After being pampered, we decided to forego dinner in the dining room and instead have dinner at the Horizon Court.  Entertainment was fabulous with singers and dancers performing numbers from various Broadway shows.

Tour of Monte Carlo, Monaco

St. Nicholas Cathedral
Tombs of Princess Grace & Prince Rainier of Monaco

St. Nicholas Cathedral

Overlooking Port de Fontvielle from the palace wall


The Royal Palace


Closeup of Palace Guard

The Port of Monaco

Pat with Port of Monaco in background

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