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A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 10 Le Havre then Southampton

Today is Friday September 26 and it is the final full day of the cruise. We are in Le Havre and my cabin faces a row of warehouses with thousands of containers stacked behind it for as far as the eye can see. The view in the […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 9 At sea

Today is Thursday September 25 and the sky is partially cloudy but with vast swathes of baby blue sky, the sea still has some swells but the surface is unbroken. I had eggs benedict again for breakfast and a baked apple. It seems a perfect combination. The […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 8 Bilbao

Today is Wednesday September 24 and we have arrived in the port of Bilbao at the base of the Bay of Biscay, we are moored in a commercial dock area and there is a shuttle bus to the city, it is a mere 13 euros each for […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 7 At sea

Today is Tuesday September 23 and we are at sea heading north towards Cape Finisterre on the North West corner of Spain where we will turn east along the north coast which forms the southern limit of the Bay of Biscay. We are at sea all day […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 6 Lisbon

Today is Monday September 22 and at 7am we turned into the River Tagus by Cascais and started our 90 minute trip to the centre of Lisbon. We sailed past the Belem Tower, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the memorial to Henry the Navigator and under […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 5 Vigo

Today is Sunday September 21 and I woke at 7.15, there was no movement on board and I correctly assumed that we had arrived at Vigo. We were moored quite a way from town for some reason and I’m more used to docking in the heart of […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 4 At sea.

Today is Saturday September 20 and I woke at 7am to an overcast sky and a flat sea. We have started to cross the Bay of Biscay towards Vigo where we will arrive tomorrow morning. Vigo is not the most exciting place on earth but Vigo on […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 3 St Peter Port

Today is Friday September 19 and the sun is shining again in a cloudless sky. We are sailing towards St Peter Port in Guernsey and are due there at 2pm. We are leaving at 6.30 this evening so it is a whistle stop visit. The town is […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 2 Ijmuiden

Today is Thursday September 18 and I had a nice breakfast in the restaurant and re-discovered baked apples, they are served cold and I don’t know which cuisine has then in the morning but whoever it is deserves high praise. I followed that with a ham and […]

A European Adventure on MSC Opera Day 1

You might be wondering why I’m travelling on MSC rather than Cunard, well earlier this year I flew to Cape Town and sailed back over 19 days to Genoa. I had such a good time that I booked this 10 day trip whilst I was on board […]