Cruise M1110 on the Braemar to Ibiza in the Western Med.

(Please scroll down to see my photographs and report)

Date: Port: Flag: Tour escort: Comment:
14/05/2011 Dover, UK
15/05/2011 Ijmuiden, Netherlands Edam & Windmill Village Cheese & clogs!
18/05/2011 Vigo, Spain First visit!
20/05/2011 Motril, Spain Las Alpujarras Mountain Drive Quaint villages.
21/05/2011 Alicante, Spain Scenic Alicante Cathedral, museum & castle.
22/05/2011 Barcelona, Spain City Tour Cathedrals and Spanish village.
23/05/2011 Ibiza, Spain Southern Ibiza Sightseeing Cathedral, beach, village and resort.
25/05/2011 Lisbon, Portugal Highlights & Estoril City and resort.
28/05/2011 Dover, England



Martin, Lyn, Geoff & Colin

Me, Lyn, Geoff & Colin



Martin & Mrs Jones

Me & Mrs Jones



The labyrinth (maze) in Barcelona, Spain

The labyrinth (maze) in Barcelona, Spain



Bridge over the Tagus, Lisbon, Portugal

Bridge over the Tagus, Lisbon, Portugal



Funicular, Lisbon

Funicular, Lisbon



Here's my report on the cruise:

Just to let you know that I have just got back from my cruise to Ibiza in the Western Mediterranean on the Braemar. The towns of North Holland at the first port of call were enchanting. I had no tour in Vigo so I was able to take photographs of all the city's sights for a future port talk on my first visit there. The trip up into the Sierra Nevada to see the mountain villages from Motril was exciting, if somewhat misty. Alicante positively glistened in the glorious sunshine. I haven't been there since I attended a conference there back in 1995 (see "My Travel Photographs" page for details.) Finally I got to see Gaudi's remarkable Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. The high point of the trip was, literally, the old town of Ibiza on a first visit to the island. However the port lecturer did a moonlight flit and flew home without warning from Ibiza! The stop in Estoril was also a first for me. It is always a pleasure to work with the lovely Lyn & Geoff Dye, the dance couple on board!

Good points were:

  1. Eating in the Thistle & Grampian Restaurants when speciality buffets took place in the Palms Café.
  2. Eating in the lovely triple aspect Palms Café for most meals.
  3. Lots of dancing ladies.
  4. First visits to :

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