Category Archives: Excursions

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Jume 24, 2017 Halifax is a thriving city of 400,000 and has one of the world’s largest harbors, 10 miles long. It was established in 1749 and the fortress was used to protect Boston. Now over 1 million ships come … Continue reading

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Trois Rivieres, Canada

June 19, 2017 Trois Rivieres is located between Montreal and Quebec City.  We were here on our last trip and just loved this town. I  was looking forward to a shop that is an artist’s collective where I bought a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Almeria, Spain

May 27, 2107 Beautiful sunrise this morning! The province of Almeria is a strange corner of Spain.  Inland, it has an almost lunar landscape of desert, sandstone cones and dried up riverbeds.  On our trip today we saw the greenhouses, … Continue reading

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Alicante, Spain

May 26, 2017 Another beautiful day in the Mediterranean!  We have never been to Alicante so we decided to do a highlights tour. Here’s the view as we sailed in – lots of hills! We visited the fort you see … Continue reading

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