In the month of August, Dorothy and I decided to go to Europe and visit some of the places we had not had time to see on past trips. It seemed the easiest way to get to these cities was by ship. So we booked a 14 day Mediterranean cruise aboard the Celebrity Eclipse. We liked the idea of unpacking once and then having our hotel take us to the places we wanted to visit. The cruise started in England, went through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean, and then to Italy, France, Spain, back through the Strait of Gibraltar, and finally to Portugal, before heading back to port in Southampton, England.