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Civitavecchia, Italy

April 4, 2022 We arrived in Italy this morning, had breakfast and got ready for the team to change our room to one across the hall and mid ship.  This is because our desired type of cabin was not available … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

April 3, 2022 We  have been to Monaco before and were looking forward to tour tour today which was taking us to Eze, France (have visited before and loved it) Nice (new to us) and Monte Carlo (visited before ). … Continue reading

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Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

April 2, 2022 Last night was the third of the Oceania Club cocktail parties. Some of the statistics we heard at all three: There are 924 passengers onboard, the ship holds 1250. The passengers come from 17 different countries. Most … Continue reading

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Malaga, Spain

March 31, 2022 Malaga is a beautiful city built around the splendor of Spain’s Moorish heritage. We decided to explore that heritage by traveling to Grenada to tour Alhambra, a complex of palaces atop a hill that offers panoramic views … Continue reading

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At Sea

March 30, 2011 It’s a nice sunny day on the way to Malaga, Spain with the temperature of 64.  Seas are a bit rocky so they brought the Country Fair inside.  This is a time where many ship departments set … Continue reading

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Funchal (Madeira) Portugal

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 As I wrote, we missed our first time visiting the Azores. So now we are in the Madeira Islands.  We were told to expect all kinds of weather – sun, clouds and rain and we had … Continue reading

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Still at sea!

Monday, March 28 But tomorrow we get to our first port, Funchal, in the Azores.  I think everyone is eager to get off the ship.  We have not heard about any need to be tested, but we do need to … Continue reading

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Many days at sea

Posting on Saturday, March 26 Well, I decided enough is enough and it is time for a post.  With updates!  So we are missing our first port after six sea days which means eight sea days for our crossing.  The … Continue reading

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Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

March 20, 2022 As I mentioned yesterday, we had a schedule change to Great Stirrup Cay instead of Bermuda.  We know that the weather in Europe is likely to be in the 60’s so we went out to the beach … Continue reading

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On board!

Adventure is about to begin. We waited about an hour to have our COVID requirements checked and then came onboard the beautiful Marina. Had lunch, did some exploring and are going to a Cruise Critic meet and greet at 4:30. … Continue reading

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