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28 Oct. 2015; Cadiz, Spain.

28 Oct. 2015; Cadiz, Spain.

Today we were in Cadiz Spain, which is just on the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar when looking west from Malaga. Cadiz is a very popular port to call at as it is located right on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a regular port for ships which are coming…   read more of “28 Oct. 2015;…”

26 Oct. 2015; Alicante, Spain.

26 Oct. 2015; Alicante, Spain.

Alicante is typical of the south Spanish ports. A large breakwater / pier which runs parallel along the coast. The inner side of this breakwater was normally used for ships making short stops and with the increase in the cruise Industry that is where the cruise ships are docking as they normally stay for shorter…   read more of “26 Oct. 2015;…”

24 Oct.2015; Barcelona, Spain.

24 Oct.2015; Barcelona, Spain.

At 07.00 this morning the Zuiderdam sailed into the port of Barcelona over a flat calm sea towards the berth at the Barcelona Cruise Terminal. Not a bad way to start the day. Today there were three ships in, the Marina (Oceana Cruises), the Costa Fascinosa (Costa Cruises) and us. The Marina had a full…   read more of “24 Oct.2015;…”