Rome – Transatlantic 2009 Day 11 – Cartagena, Spain

Yesterday, we made a port of call in Cartagena, Spain. It’s a relatively small coastal Spanish town that dates back to before the Romans. We were not really sure what there was to do in town. There were not many tours, so we had decided to just walk around town and take it in. As […]

Rome – Transatlantic 2009 Day 10 – Barcelona, Spain

Yesterday, we had a port of call in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is a busy cruise port and there may be many cruise ships in at one time. At the dock we were located at, we were sandwiched between the Grand Princess and the Azamara Journey. It was my first look at one of the new […]

Barcelona and Transatlantic Cruise 2008 – Day 10 – Lanzarote, Canary Islands

[image title=”img_4424″ size=”thumbnail” id=”2082″ align=”none” linkto=”viewer” ] Today we had a port of call in the Canary Islands, the first of three stops in the island chain. First stop was the island of Lanzarote. The Canary Islands are part of Spain. Lanzarote is a harsh island comprised of volcanic remnants. It’s very odd looking and […]

Barcelona and Transatlantic Cruise 2008 – Day 8 – Day at Sea

[image title=”029″ size=”thumbnail” id=”2073″ align=”none” linkto=”viewer” ] Today we enjoyed another day at sea after having visited Malagal, Spain yesterday. During the night, the seas picked up a bit. At the noon time update, the Captain reported that we would be experiencing a sea state with about 10 – 12 foot swells. The ship did […]