Civitavecchia is the port that provides the gateway to Rome which is about 50km away. The temperature was forecast to be about 29 degrees at the Port and another 3 or 4 degrees hotter in the city. We decided not to venture into Rome – I have been there before and the others were not that fussed on spending 10 hours out in the heat of the day.
We got up early to run around the running track on the upper deck and watch the boat dock. There was already one other cruise ship in port and three others docked after us. There were about 100 buses lined up to take people on their respective tours.
After everyone had left we took the free shuttle bus into Civitavecchia – there wasn’t a lot there so we headed back to the boat to spend a very relaxing day by the pool. With so many people out on tours the boat was quite deserted. I have decided that I like this cruising lark but am not fussed on all the people! Steve of course loves all the people and had another good day making more friends : )
In the evening we decided to watch a movie under the stars – they set all the pool loungers up on the pool decks with these comfy covers and bring round popcorn and blankets. Steve had been wanting to see Shadow Recruit and that was the movie they were playing that night – perfect!