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Mediterranean Cruise Oct 28/13 to Nov 10/13

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Monday, Oct 28/1335th Anniversary Trip - Venice to Barcelona
Started out in AM from Lakefield and had lunch with Mom and Dad Marsden in Toronto before parking at the Park and Fly Economy lot (1/2 price internet coupon) near YYZ for our 7:40 PM KLM Flight to Venice via Amsterdam. (Thought we may be flying Air France due to wind storm in England but this was cancelled.)
Flew overnight on full 747 - no sleep in cramped seats in 31st row in middle - 6 hours - had gluten free meals).
Tuesday, Oct 29/13 8AM to 10 AM in Amsterdam Airport and then smaller KLM 2 hour flight to Venice. Arrived to rain in Venice. Met Oceania personnel and bussed to ship Marina in Venice Harbour. Rain stopped. Settled in our Room 7063 (Veranda Stateroom), had lunch, looked around ship and then unpacked.
M/S Marina is a medium sized cruiseship of Oceania Cruises with 15 decks,  8 restaurants, 1,250 guests and 800 staff from over 50 nationalities.
Mary went to Venice Grand Canal for gondola ride at 6PM. This invo…