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Day 12 – At Sea and Southampton

Today is Tuesday April 30th and is the last full day of the cruise, overnight the ship was rocking from side to side in the wind and waves. This morning both have subsided and now we are still heading north east across the Bay with only 390 […]

Day 11 – At Sea

Overnight the ship continued to bump and roll quite pleasantly, there was an occasional crash as we hit the bottom and side of a trough simultaneously but overall I slept very well and woke at 7am. We are level with or just north of Lisbon and heading […]

Day 10 – Cadiz

Today is Sunday April 28th and it felt very strange to wake up without the ship moving beneath me, the street lights were shining all night so I had to draw the curtains which meant that my usual gentle awakening as the sky lightens didn’t happen today. […]

Day 9 – Gibraltar

Today is Saturday April 27th and it is hard to believe that the days are passing so quickly, it is 7.25am and we are well on our way to Gibraltar. We have made the starboard turn around the south east corner of Spain and are now due […]

Day 8 – Valencia

Having slept well I woke at 6.45 and we were only 3 miles from the harbour, it was cloudy and grey in the pre-dawn gloom. In the Gulf of Valencia are a number of gas platforms standing like brightly illuminated apartment blocks. We entered the harbour just […]

Day 7 – Barcelona

Today is Thursday April 25th and as we arrived in Barcelona I awoke to see a big red crane on the dockside as we backed onto our berth. We are one of three cruise ships visiting today; I don’t know the names of the others but will […]

Day 6 – At Sea

Today is Wednesday April 24th and it is a sea day, we have a force 6 breeze from the south west and there are a few white horses dotted around but the sea remains fairly quiet. As I write, we have 290 miles to run to reach […]

Day 5 – Malaga

We continued our southern trek and now at 11.30 have turned east at Cape St Vincent into the Gulf of Cadiz and are steaming towards the Mediterranean Sea and Malaga. The sea state is very slight with just the merest lateral roll which will rock me to […]

Day 4 – Lisbon

We arrived at the mouth of the River Tagus at about 6am and boarded the pilot, we slowly made our way along the river and arrived at our berth on time. We passed under the 25th April Bridge and are moored at the Santa Apolonia Quay. The […]