Queen Victoria Cruise – Part 3 By Kirsty Leggatt

by Susannah Grant posted on 12 October 2016

From Dubrovnik we sailed to Kotor, Montenegro. This city was picture perfect, like something out of a fairy tale! The town is perched on the waterfront and surrounded by the dramatic Balkan Mountains. Wander around the medieval town and visit some of its many churches and cathedrals and stop and have lunch in one of the pretty squares. We loved this city and intend to return.

Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro

Our next stop was Corfu in Greece. Like many of our other ports of call, we only had the day so we decided to hire a taxi and asked him to take us to a beach. He didn’t disappoint and we spent the day at a beautiful beach with crystal clear water and soft white sand. The temperature of the water was perfect and we spent a couple of hours swimming and laying in the sun — bliss! Later we lunched at a lovely restaurant at the marina on local seafood and a crisp Greek salad. Again, I wish we’d had more time but this is another place we plan to return to.

Our final stop before we disembarked in Rome was Sorrento. Sorrento is a lovely coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. The historic centre is a warren of narrow alleys that includes the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th century church with a tranquil cloister. Sorrento also boasts some fabulous local artwork and artists and was a joy to wander around. Another beautiful town!!

This brings me to the end of my cruise blog posts. I hope I’ve given you inspiration for more travel of your own and perhaps including some of these fabulous places on your next vacation.

Corfu
Corfu
Montenegro
Montenegro