Cruise M1019 on the Braemar to Iberia

(Please scroll down to see my photographs and report)

Date: Port: Flag: Tour escort: Comment:
19/08/2010 Dover, UK
20/08/2010 Fowey, England (Lost gardens of Heligan) Too rough to land!
22/08/2010 Oporto, Portugal On your own transfer Tram ride
23/08/2010 La Coruna, Spain Gardens tour Pretty
24/08/2010 Bilbao, Spain Free shuttle into wet city
25/08/2010 La Rochelle, France City & Ile de Ré Sunny
27/08/2010 Dover, UK Off the ship at 7:30 am!


Adrian, Caroline, Len & me

Adrian, Caroline, Len & me



Port barges in Oporto

Port barges in Oporto



Sumo wrestler in La Coruna

Sumo wrestler in La Coruna



Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao



Guggenheim museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim museum, Bilbao



St. Martin de Ré

St. Martin de Ré



Braemar

Braemar



Here is my cruise report...

This was a cruise that started badly but ended well. It was too rough to land at Fowey in Cornwall, the only new port on the itinerary for me. So I missed out as a tour escort to the lost gardens of Heligan, but I did get the gardens tour at La Coruna. Then we were fog bound outside Oporto only getting in a couple of hours late. I was escort to the "on your own" transfer into the city and took the metro out to Le Corte Ingles department store. In Bilbao I took the free shuttle into a wet city and finally got to the Cathedral in the old quarter. I was a tour escort in La Rochelle which included the beautiful and sunny Ile de Ré. The Cruise Director wrote: "Martin was great, volunteered to lead Dance Classes and additional Line Dancing sessions, different compared with the Cruise Staff sessions. Steady and reliable throughout and always willing to do more."

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