On Sunday we returned from our amazing Mediterranean cruise. My wife’s employers, Computeach, paid for us to go on this trip. Yeah I know – nice company!

Here is a mini-diary of what we got up to:

We flew into Barcelona on Wednesday. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities anyway, so I didn’t need any excuses. As an amateur photographer you can’t not love Barcelona. We stayed in the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya for the first night. I can recommend this hotel. They have a very good restaurant on the top floor with an amazing view. We met some of Lené’s colleagues in Barcelona, but we spent most of the time there wandering the streets and taking Barcelona photos.

Getting on the boat the next day was a great experience. You have no idea how gigantic these boats are until you get close to them. Our boat was a 13-storey mammoth. It had 3 swimming pools, 2 discos, 5 restaurants, numerous bars, a miniature golf course, a climbing wall, a heli-pad, 3 table-tennis courts, a basketball court, a massive gym and a health spa! There was probably more stuff that we didn’t even get to see. Our room was superb. We had a cosy balcony with an awesome view as well. A bottle of chilled champagne was waiting for us in our room. I felt like royalty! I took some photos of our ship, Brilliance of the Seas, as well.

The next morning we woke up to a gorgeous view of Corsica. We took a very worthwhile trip to Ajaccio, the Corsican capital. This is a very beautiful French-speaking island. I had no idea that it was such a beautiful place; the beaches are travel-brochure stuff! I would definitely consider visiting Corsica again. It also has some cultural & historical importance; Napoleon Bonaparte was born here. I took some more Corsica photos.

The next day we took another day trip to Mallorca (pronounced Majorca). This Spanish-speaking island is also a beautiful place, but it is bigger, busier and posher than Corsica. We did a very worthwhile bus trip. Palma has some very impressive architecture as well. You’ll never guess, but I took some Mallorca photos.

Although I’m not your typical Med Cruise kinda guy, it turned out to be a very enjoyably 4 days. Yes it is indulgence in the extreme, but I’m glad we had the opportunity to experience it first-hand.