Which cruise line was this?
Were there fun activities on the ship?
This cruise had more activities than the Princess cruise: rock-climbing, a basketball court, racquetball, a nice workout area and a lot of shows. At night they had karaoke and a really great club to dance. There was a magician that was pretty good. He actually took three different people's wedding rings and then he joined them. I saw the people outside the cruise and asked, "Was that really your ring," and they said yes. I know a little bit about magic because I've done some myself, but I have no idea how he did that trick.
Are there any destinations from this cruise that you'd like to visit again?
I'd like to see more of Rome and Capri. I definitely want to go back to Nice — maybe to stay there for a while.
How often do you travel?
I travel a lot with the Ravens, so I try to take one big vacation a year. Before this cruise, I went to London for 10 days, and the other cruise was a Tahitian cruise. I've also been to Maui.
What is the one item you will not travel without?
I always have to have some books. I like a variety … Mark Twain, David McCullough.
What's on your nightstand right now?
I just got finished reading Ron Paul's "Liberty Defined," and now I'm reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
What is next on your travel wish list?
Now I'm having a love affair with Europe, so I want to go back there. I'm hearing great things about Germany. I really want to see Berlin and Munich.
If you go
Cruising the Mediterranean: Royal Caribbean offers numerous Mediterranean cruises embarking from Barcelona, Spain. Many have itineraries similar to the one Chris Carr followed during his cruise. The port calls vary, depending on the ship and the time span of the cruise, ranging from six to 12 nights. Rates also vary, ranging from about $699 to $2,200 per person. (Prices are based on the current euro conversion rate.) Go to royalcaribbean.com.