Thursday, May 7, 2015
Monte Carlo, Monaco: A Day with Michel & Chantal
The Emerald Princess arrived off the coast of Monte Carlo at 7am this morning and dropped anchor. The crew manned the tender crafts and the passengers began going ashore to visit the small principality made famous by the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Ranier in the 60's. As you may know Princess Grace died when her car ran off one of the mountain roads here.
We arranged to meet our friends from France, Michele and Chantal, at the harbor after getting off the tender. They found us shortly after we arrived ashore and we were off to see Monaco.
We made a quick trip by the famous Casino as seen in the James Bond movies. This is the weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix so there was lots of traffic. Michel decided to park his car near the Palace and Museum. We strolled the streets with all the other tourists, visited the Palace and then had lunch at a sidewalk cafe. After a trip to the park and overlook it was time to head back to the Emerald Princess. We bid Michel and Chantal goodbye and got on a tender craft and returned to the Emerald Princess.