Here’s what we saw just moments ago as we pulled out of Livorno, Italy, on the NCL Epic. It was one of those postcard-perfect summer days on the Mediterranean coast when all you really want to do is hang out and do nothing.

And that’s pretty much what we did.

We required sleep until about 1 p.m. local time, and by then, all the shore excursions were long gone. We didn’t mind. We had the Epic all to ourselves.

Erysse learned how to play shuffleboard. In another 70 years, she’ll be a pro. What you don’t see is her brothers a few feet behind me, ducking. Somehow, she managed to make those pucks fly through the air. Strong girl, that one!