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The tourist season is upon us!

Costa Mediterranea

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The Costa Mediterranea has a unique personality inspired by Italy's 17th and 18th century palazzi and castles, while the decks are dedicated to mythology in the Mediterranean Sea--a crossroads of cultures and civilizations. The spectacular Maschera d'Argento Atrium spans 10 decks high and features an incredible sculpture of dancers suspended mid-air. This unique Costa fleet boat is reminiscent of an aristocratic Sicilian palace, the two-level Degli Argentieri Restaurant is adorned with exquisite objects d'art and frescos. The interior spaces on board this 86,000 ton Costa fleet ship are truly an expression of an inimitable, unique style.

www.costacruise.com/B2C/USA/Shopping/Ships/MD/Default.htm

 

It is stretching my imagination too far to see this as an aristocratic Sicilian palace but maybe Amanda with her broader knowledge of Italy will see the resemblance ;-)

 

Hardly a day goes by without these floating apartment blocks sailing past my windows! Not the type of holiday I would enjoy but it makes for interesting viewing in all types of weather! It is also an excellent source of revenue for the town!

I was going to make the sunny picture the main one but then I decided I liked the bad weather shot much better so I swapped them round :-)

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Taken on May 31, 2009