After arriving very early at Civitavecchia all that was left to do was to pack up our remaining items into the bags & rucksack and be out of the cabin by 8:00. A quick look out over the balcony at 6:30 and there were already passengers making their way off the ship. Also coming in behind us was the Regal Princess who turned round in the space behind us so that she could be pointing in the right direction for a swift getaway.
On leaving the cabin we popped down to the dining room for breakfast which is what we have always tended to do on the last morning of recent cruises. That way you don’t have to fight for a seat and you can just have a nice leisurely breakfast while you wait to get off. We dragged it out as long as we could but eventually moved to the Grand Foyer on deck 3 to wait for our 9:30 slot to collect our cases when off the ship.
One sad event occurred while we were waiting, a lady tripped on the atrium stairs when coming down and broke her ankle. Not a nice way to get off the ship at all, I hope the break wasn’t too bad and that she managed to get home eventually.
Our transfer is due at 10:00 and will take us to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for our 1:30pm Alitalia flight to T4 at Heathrow.