Wow, what a two weeks it has been! Sorry for the little MIA, but my husband and I jetted off to Europe for a little adventure! It was so nice to be back in some of our favourite cities as well as discovering new ones! We traveled Europe a little differently this time. Yes, we ventured our way into the “cruising world”. I’m not going to lie, we were quite nervous and very sceptical about the whole experience. We weren’t too keen about the fact that we didn’t have the freedom to explore the citys after 6pm and hearing rumours that we were going to be the youngest on the boat frightened us a little!

BUT we were pleasantly surprised!

We started and ended off our trip with two days in both Paris and Rome, having two days to explore and enjoy dinner in the evenings and riding bikes till 10 o’clock at night. It was perfect! From Paris we flew to Rome where we boarded the ship and our new adventure began! Lets start off by saying that unpacking your suitcase only once while visiting all these cities, was quite nice! We loved waking up in a new city every morning! But yes, we did wish we had more time to explore the cities… being back on the boat around 5pm wasn’t our favourite! I guess you can’t have the best of both worlds! The part I was most surprised about was the two days we had at sea. I was worried that it was going to be flat out boring.Quite the opposite! Having those two days to relax and lay out by the pool AND sea were just perfect! Exploring Europe is so exhausting, I am thankful for those two days out at sea! :)

AND now we are back, and back to reality we are! It was so great to be away, but I must say it’s always nice to be home! Hope you enjoyed the photos that I posted along the way! If you haven’t been to Europe, I 100% encourage you to go! It is a little pricier trip… but why not start saving now? You’ll be blown away and love it, it’s worth every penny!

OH… and we were definitely NOT the youngest on the cruise!!

Have a peek at more photos via @doctorscloset on Instagram!

Thanks to Royal Caribbean International and Expedia Cruise Ship Centres for such a great time!

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  • Ashley A
    http://www.cocobellephotography.com

    Looks like a wonderful time! Love your dress!

    September 20th, 2012 7:49
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  • Jen
    http://www.pearlsandlaceblog.com

    Loved following your trip through Instagram! My husband and I haven’t been on a cruise either and we had the same concerns you did. I’m glad to know that you had a great time!

    September 20th, 2012 8:23
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  • Stephanie Sterjovski
    http://WWW.STEPHANIESTERJOVSKI.COM

    This looks amazing Monika! It seems like a fun way to see Europe by boat. Your feather/sparkle dress dropped by jaw by the way! Total knock out. XO

    September 20th, 2012 8:34
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  • Jenny in Jacquard
    http://jennyinjacquard.com

    Looks like so much fun! And yes, that feathered dress looks amazing!

    September 20th, 2012 8:45
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  • Anna (A Newfound Treasure)
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

    It looks like the adventure of a lifetime. I’ve been to Italy but not Greece… Crete is next on my list!

    September 20th, 2012 8:45
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  • Jen @ the SocialHome
    http://thesocialhome.blogspot.com

    I’ve done Europe a few times, but the last time on the Mediterranean cruise was my absolute FAVE! You’re right about missing out on the evenings, but the comfort of going back to the same room, and sleeping while you float to another country you wake up to the next morning, is so so worth it. We also tacked on some extra days, starting with a few nights in Milan and Venice and ending with Spain, so we weren’t cruising the entire time. I am so looking forward to going again and may have to give your ports a go because some of them are different and look incredible!

    September 20th, 2012 8:51
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  • Leah
    http://www.littleredpurse.blogspot.com

    Loved that sexy feather dress on you! Looks like an amazing trip.

    September 20th, 2012 9:58
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  • Jo
    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

    Welcome back! What a fantastic trip you had! I love the feathery dress too!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

    September 20th, 2012 10:10
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  • Kristin
    http://www.livingincolorprint.com

    This looks like SUCH a blast!!! I’ve admittedly never even been to Europe, sad I know..but I think I cruise would be a good way to ease into it.

    xo
    Kristin
    http://www.LivingInColorPrint.com

    September 20th, 2012 10:17
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  • Jip

    Beautiful and great that you’re back. Always thought Kusadasi is a Turkish town?

    September 20th, 2012 10:33
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  • Olivia
    http://gofortheglam.blogspot.com

    Wow! Looks and sounds like an amazing trip!

    xo

    September 20th, 2012 16:24
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  • Bec

    I did that exact cruise itinerary last fall, it was a great mix of cities!

    September 20th, 2012 17:41
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  • Caley
    http://www.ellieloveblog.blogspot.com

    WOW!!! I’ve always wanted to do a European cruise – I think we need to start saving and planning for one… Love all the pics too (and your sparkly dress is amazing!!!!)
    x

    September 21st, 2012 1:43
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  • Garcy Fry
    http://www.ecodivabeauty.com

    So glad you are home! And LOVED following your trip via instagram. Not gonna lie, it TOTALLY had me wishing we were on a European vacay! I think we are gonna try and plan one for next year!! xoxo

    September 24th, 2012 15:14
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  • April
    http://classylittlethings.blogspot.com/

    Sounds like you had so much fun! Definitely glad your back though ;)

    XO

    September 24th, 2012 20:54
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