Category Archives: Europe

Dublin, Ireland

June 10, 2017 Last night was the final night for Bojan, my favorite casino dealer  (so if you are reading this, please send me your email address, I forgot to ask!)  He has been on for 10 months so I … Continue reading

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 9. 2017 This is our first time in Ireland! We have an enrichment lecturer, Jeana Rogers, on the ship now and she provided us with a great overview of Belfast and Dublin. Ironic that we are here the day … Continue reading

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Lorient, France

June 7, 2017 We happen to have two Irish performers on board right now, so with his usual creativity, our cruise director, Ray, instituted St. Paddy’s Day in June last night in Horizons at 10:30,  complete with the green beer … Continue reading

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Bordeaux, France

June 5 and 6, 2017 On June 5, we had an unusual way of arriving in Bordeaux.  We docked in Le Verdon just for a few hours and to let people who were going out on tour depart from that … Continue reading

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

June 4, 2017 We arrived in the port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz at noon today and it is a port that we ahave to anchor in the bay and we take a tender to the port.  It is a drizzly day and … Continue reading

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La Coruna, Spain

June 3, 2017 La Corona is one of Spain’s busiest ports. We had originally scheduled a tour today but ended up cancelling it and decided to just experience this lovely European town instead of taking a 7 1/2 hour tour.  … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

June 2, 2017 Today we had arranged to join a private tour to the wine country in the Douro Valley with Carol Van Meter and her husband along with 2 other couples.  We had a beautiful day and a lovely … Continue reading

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Lisbon, Portugal

May 31 and June 1, 2017 May 31 Our plan today was to visit with Meg Mann and her husband, Mark.  Meg is a coaching colleague who lives in Lisbon but was originally from Florida. Our sail in was beautiful!  … Continue reading

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Two days in Seville, Spain

May 29 and 30 Last time we were in this area, we docked at the seaport in Cadiz which is at least a 2 hour drive to Seville – so we never actually explored Seville.  We were surprised to learn … Continue reading

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Gibraltar, UK

May 28, 2017 Our captain told us that we would be sailing by the rock at about 6:30 AM so I was out on the balcony in the semi-darkness to catch the photos.  It was more like 7 AM and … Continue reading

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