Category Archives: December

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

December 15 The ship arrived about 90 minutes late into the port due to port traffic, and we were advised we would stay an hour later this afternoon.  We didn’t book a tour here, but took the shuttle bus into … Continue reading

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Sekondi-Takadoradi, Ghana

December 14 Last night was the lighting of the last candle of Hanukkah.  I am not sure that I mentioned there was a candle lighting each night (with lights, no candles allowed on the ship), and they had latkes, jelly … Continue reading

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Lome, Togo

December 13 On the way back from our tour today, our guide, Mark (or Kwame, as he told us is his African name – because he was born on a Sunday), led us in a song – “I will never … Continue reading

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Sao Tome and Principe

December 11 We docked at Sao Tome yesterday. Our original schedule said we would arrive at 9 AM, but a couple of weeks ago we found out we weren’t arriving until 12.  We had a 9:30 tour booked but I … Continue reading

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At sea, cruising the Atlantic Ocean

December 9 When we got back to the ship from Luanda yesterday, we heard lots of stories about Angola.  John Freedman, one of our enrichment lecturers, said that the two most corrupt countries in the world are Haiti and Angola. … Continue reading

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Luanda, Angola

December 8 Last evening we had a dinner in Polo for the world cruise passengers.  As in other special dinners, each table had a member of the senior staff as a host.  We had Alper, the executive concierge who was … Continue reading

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

December 4 After our exciting seal, pelican and dolphin adventure, we had a short time to relax and get ready for our special world cruiser event – Dinner at Swakop River Canyon. We were picked up at the pier at … Continue reading

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Walvis Bay. Namibia

December 4 We arrived in Walvis Bay around 10 AM this morning.  While we were having our breakfast on the way in to the port, we saw many seals cavorting in the water just off the side of the ship. … Continue reading

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Luderitz, Namibia

December 3 Last night was the Captain’s cocktail party – here are some shots of us and our friends in the Horizons lounge before dinner. Now we are on our way up the west coast of Africa where we have … Continue reading

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Cape Town, South Africa

December 1 It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference.  We had a lovely view of it from our room.  On a previous trip, we spent 5 days in … Continue reading

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