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Dear Roy!

You are such a wonderful person to take time out of this fantastic journey to always 

keep us all informed with your blog and those septacular sunrises and sunsets, 

and how life is on this cruise!! 

Such a in-depth report to one of our CCers

 with Crystal Cruise and comparison to HAL.They ask a question and you go into great detail!! I appreciate that so much. You give us a lot of information all the time and I get educated 

from all the places you travel too!

Thanks

Denise😊

 

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Day P55, Thursday, February 28, 2019, At sea, MS Prinsendam


I had a question from a family member:  "Hi Roy, I'm curious: how do you figure out who is commanding the ship controls at any given time?".  The Prinsendam is one of a very few mainstream ships in service with open bridge wings.  My favorite spot for sailaway on the Prinsendam and on the Crystal Symphony is the very top deck (Deck 13, Observation on the Prinsendam) where I can look down on the officers as they manoeuver the ship.  In this photo (Puerto Madryn) the people are, clockwise from top left, the pilot, First Officer, Staff Captain Paul, and Captain Jeroen) with Paul tweaking the controls.  The horn button is behind the Captain's shoulder.


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I think I was still feeling a little off in the morning from the heat and fatigue from Ilheus but a good walk seemed to be just the ticket.  I walked a nonstop 4 miles right away and added a mile going for breakfast and coffee.  I started out feeling cramps and strains but they were gone after about a mile.  The sun found a little crack in low lying clouds early in my walk.


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Between several projects on the internet and a busy ship schedule I had a very busy day.  Morning activities started off with a 9:15 Coffee Chat with the Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director.  I was pleased to hear that chilled fruit soups may be making at least a partial comeback.


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The deck 4 Atrium (actually used just for tender access and the medical center) had become a pretty busy place with a number of activities during the day.  As I returned from the coffee chat there was a bowling activity going on.


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I skipped the 10AM shore excursions presentation but attended Vivianne Rowan's 11AM talk on Brazil celebrations.  I think it was the best of her talks so far.  It was slightly cooler than in Ilheus when I went up to the Seaview Pool for Captain Jeroen's noon update.  He indicated the temperature in Recife would also be somewhat cooler than in Ilheus with a high of about 28/82.  There were a number of people out there enjoying the sun and the pool.


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In the afternoon there were 2 talks.  At 2PM Jim McParland had a mostly visual presentation following along the South America coast.  It was the first of his talks where I have been present from the beginning and he was far more organized than the partial talk I saw his first day.  He was followed by Heather with her talk on Parintins, Boca de Valeria, and Manaus.


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There was a special "Heritage Dinner" in the lido featuring Filipino and Indonesian dinners.  The restaurant was decorated for the occasion.


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The serving spaces were also decorated and stocked with very festive looking dishes.


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I split my time at dinner.  The rolls looked normal but had some seeds in them that I did not recognize, while my fruit cup was probably the least unusual thing I had in the evening.  I took advantage of the lido's flexibility to go up to deck 12 to watch the sunset.


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I took the second half of my meal out to the pool area.  I had 2 different chicken dishes, fried rice, and green beans.  I enjoyed all the dishes but they were a bit on the spicy side for me.  Desert was a combination of the Hazelnut Mousse cake and ice cream.


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The featured entertainment was a repeat performance by pianist Rogerio Tutti.  He showed off a bit of his composer side by taking Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and creating a couple of variations as it might have been if Beethoven had been born in Brazil or perhaps Puerto Rico.


My parting shot will come from the little card my stewards left at turn down, attributed to Lao Tzu.  "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving".


Roy

 

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Another sea day full of activities.

 

I really hope that HAL does bring back the cold soups.  DH loves spicy foods.

 

Great report and wonderful pictures.

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Thanks for posting the info on the bridge winglet. I know where DH will be stationed for sail away on our upcoming cruise!

(It took 2 cruises before I found the opening in the bow deck that overlooks the diving board on Veendam. )

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5 hours ago, rafinmd said:

I was pleased to hear that chilled fruit soups may be making at least a partial comeback.

Oh, happy day! Best news I've heard all week.

5 hours ago, rafinmd said:

The featured entertainment was a repeat performance by pianist Rogerio Tutti.  He showed off a bit of his composer side by taking Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and creating a couple of variations as it might have been if Beethoven had been born in Brazil or perhaps Puerto Rico.

It's always fun when a musician does this. A Piano Bar player once did it with Three Blind Mice, done in the style of several classical composers. I'll never forget that night.

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Good morning 

As always loved your review at sea but I enjoyed your pics of the sunrise and sunsets.

Glad you were able to recover during your 4 mile walk and back on track feeling good!

Denise😊

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17 hours ago, Jimbo59 said:

Thanks. Very informative.

 

On HAL, 10 day to Panama Canal on Zuiderdam, we paid  about $150.00 per person per day for an unobstructed balcony cabin, $14.50 per person per day for the hotel service charge, plus $129.99 for internet. We didn’t pay for any ship tours, but prices were generally $50 - $200 per person. We didn’t pay for specialty restaurants (but we have paid for Tamerind on ships that have that specialty restaurant.). We also had the HAL shareholders on-board credit.

 

What services, fees, etc. that HAL charges for, are free or included on Crystal?

 

A comparison may be a bit awkward but here are I think most of ;the items:

Unlimited  free internet

Gratuities are not expected.  Many veteran luxury cruisers will make a contribution to the crew welfare fund.  On HAL I normally give my waiters and stewards something extra.  My typical contribution to the crew welfare fund is about the extra I give in cash but not the amount of the auto gratuity.

All non-alcoholic drinks are included.  I don't drink so I can't comment in detail but I would say that  any alcohol that HAL would cover under any beverage plan are included in the fare.  There are some real premium spirits that have an extra cost but I know of very few people who are not satisfied with what is included.

Things like group fitness lessons are included.  It is possible to get a private lesson for a fee.

At most ports where we do not dock near the center of town there is a free shuttle bus into a central point.

A matter of give and take here.  There is nothing like 4-star free laundry but the ships have a free self service laundry including soap and dryer sheets.

Shore excursion prices are roughly similar to HAL.

Things that will go on one's bill:

Shops

Photos

Casino

Spa services

A few (but not most) specialty restaurants

Shore excursions and airport transfers (except when using Crystal Air)

Professional laundry and dry cleaning.

 

I think that's pretty much it.

 

Roy

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1 hour ago, rafinmd said:

A comparison may be a bit awkward but here are I think most of ;the items:

Unlimited  free internet

Gratuities are not expected.  Many veteran luxury cruisers will make a contribution to the crew welfare fund.  On HAL I normally give my waiters and stewards something extra.  My typical contribution to the crew welfare fund is about the extra I give in cash but not the amount of the auto gratuity.

All non-alcoholic drinks are included.  I don't drink so I can't comment in detail but I would say that  any alcohol that HAL would cover under any beverage plan are included in the fare.  There are some real premium spirits that have an extra cost but I know of very few people who are not satisfied with what is included.

Things like group fitness lessons are included.  It is possible to get a private lesson for a fee.

At most ports where we do not dock near the center of town there is a free shuttle bus into a central point.

A matter of give and take here.  There is nothing like 4-star free laundry but the ships have a free self service laundry including soap and dryer sheets.

Shore excursion prices are roughly similar to HAL.

Things that will go on one's bill:

Shops

Photos

Casino

Spa services

A few (but not most) specialty restaurants

Shore excursions and airport transfers (except when using Crystal Air)

Professional laundry and dry cleaning.

 

I think that's pretty much it.

 

Roy

 

Roy  -

Thanks again for your detailed analysis. Since I’v never been on Crystal (my most upscale cruise experience was on the Queen Mary), I’m interested in the overall Crystal experience. Internet, gratuities, drinks, port shuttles, etc. are available at a fee on HAL. HAL service is outstanding.

 

You are someone who cruises on both HAL and Crystal. So is the food on Crystal that much better? What makes Crystal worth the much higher prices they charge vs. HAL?

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I think they basically do everything well.  Did you enjoy the enrichment on QM2?  Crystal has that on steroids.  Food is so subjective I won't really comment.  More crew to passengers, more personal service, dedicated librarian, I think top quality entertainment and for me a first class experience all around.

 

Roy

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11 hours ago, rafinmd said:


My parting shot will come from the little card my stewards left at turn down, attributed to Lao Tzu.  "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving".


Roy

 

A great quotation to think about while cruising !

And another by Lao Tzu which could also be relevant to cruising: "He (referring to The Master) is ready to use all situations and doesn't waste anything."

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Day P56, Friday, March 1, 2019, Recife, Brazil

The morning was quite cloudy.  I walked 6 laps early in the morning and the sun should have been up but all there was to see was clouds.  This is my second visit to Recife; the first was on the Maasdam in 2015.  On that visit I did a tour with the highlights of Recife and the sister city of Olinda.  I also noticed that I must have been fairly new to cruising in South America then.  I called it a "tender port with shuttle buses as the tenders" which I now know is pretty common in this region.  There is a large cruise terminal with 2 buildings that straddle a roadway and you go in one building, take an escalator to the second level, cross over an enclosed bridge, and then back down to the street level.  It's a big building but 4 years later still just mostly open space with a relatively small number of chairs.


There were just 4 tours offered, most for $110.  One was an arts tour, and 2 went to Olinda, one of them focusing on Jewish heritage.  The 4th was a catamaran cruise for $120 and the description indicated that it was uncovered meaning no protection from either sun or rain. There was a shuttle to town; Carnival is just starting with  heavy traffic expected and the last shuttle would be at 2:00 even though all aboard was not until 4:30.


My plan for the day was to take the first shuttle into town and walk back to the ship as the map seemed to have some points of interest along the way,  and I was on the first (8:30) shuttle. As I passed through the cruise terminal a band was playing to welcome us to town.


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I didn't really remember anything from Recife from my earlier visit (Olinda had made a bigger impression).   Soon after arriving in the Casa de Culture a memory came back.  The Casa de Culture had started life as a prison and still had that look with the shops in small cubicles that had been cells, narrow catwalks, and many bars still in evidence.


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It appears that a rooster plays a significant part in Recife's Carnival and there was a huge one close to the Casa de Culture.


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Much of my walk became something of a treasure hunt.  I found the maps I had difficult to work with and ended up going to google maps later to figure out what I had seen.  One thing not hard to identify was the town's main street, Dantas Barreto.  It was closed to traffic with preparations underway for Carnival.


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I passed a number of churches but they all appeared to be closed because Carnival crowds had not been kind to them.  The big one is the Basilica.


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The heart of the old city is the tip of a piece of land between 2 rivers and I walked to the end of that tip before crossing back to the island where the port was.  Across the river was the Assembly building for the state of Pernambuco.  


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Teatro Santa Isabel was on my side of the river.  Built in 1850 I found it a bit of an enigma.  The web site says closed for maintenance until March 7 but then lists nothing actually happening after that date.  Like many of the buildings and squares in Recife, it was surrounded by a tall steel fence.   


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Praca da Republica was on the side of the Teatro towards the ship.  As I entered I was facing the Palace of Justice.


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I had thought of walking through the Praca but there appeared to be only one gate open.  As I walked out of the square the Governor's Palace was in front of me, dating from 1841 as the Palace of the Governor of the state of Pernambuco.


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There are several bridges linking the old city with the island where the port sits.  The one I crossed had a large arch decorated for Carnival.


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The area between the bridge and the port was supposed to be attractive but I found little of interest there.  I was back at the port about 10:30, I think ahead of the worst of the day's heat.  It was about a mile direct from the Cultural Center to the port but my GPS says I wandered for about twice that. When I returned there were several trucks alongside with a major restocking operation in progress.


All aboard was 4:30.  People were mostly back well before that but a shuttle pulled up at 4:30 with the last 2 guests.  There was a nice view of the Recife skyline and I heard the occasional pop (accompanied by faint flashes) of Carnival fireworks.  We let go our lines about 4:40 with the Captain at the controls.


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All the regulars were at table 19.  The consensus was that Recife seemed a bit run down and even dirty (I think partly due to Carnival; apparently there will be a big cleanup afterwards) although Jim was quite happy with his tour on the catamaran.  I picked the peach and ginger soup (yea, making at least a partial comeback), pork picata, and peach crisp.


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The featured entertainment was tenor Lee Bradley.  I decided half an hour with him was enough.


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My parting shot will be about a small settlement, a place I've never been and have no desire to visit but I'm pleased it exists.  A quirk of the IPAD is that to set the time zone you must pick a city which observes that time.  That can be awkward on a transatlantic voyage.  Soon after getting my first IPAD I was on a Queen Mary 2 transatlantic and one of the topics was setting the time.  The instructor had a list of cities in west to east order, mostly obvious but there was one difficult time zone.  Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago off the coast of Brazil with a population under 3,000 and one of a very few places 2 hours behind universal time.  Recife is one of the gateway air cities to get there and 180 miles away Saturday morning is about as close as I ever expect to get to it.  I'm just glad it's there.

 

Roy

 

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19 hours ago, Jimbo59 said:

OK, you have convinced me to try Crystal!

That's a big commitment if you aren't really sure.  If you decide to do it keep an eye out for specials, they do come along occasionally.  One I see that's relatively attractive is December 11 on the Symphony, Costa Rica to San Diego.  It's a RELATIVELY decent per diem and has 3 sea days which is a real Crystal strength.  They also occasionally do 5 or 6 day segments.

 

Roy

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Good morning Roy!

Woke up to rain this am which is nice. Enjoyed your blog and just finished my coffee.

Thankyou for the pictures and glad you got back to the ship before the heat set in. Not to impressed with the port terminal. I did enjoy the picture of the bridge with the colorful 

carnaval sculptures.

Have a great day

Denise😊

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Just saw your post to me for our cruise! Thanks for the Bon Voyage! Believe it or not I’ve been into your blog and enjoying it so much I really completely forgot about our cruise next week. Your right it will be easy for us glad we live so close to downtown San Diego.

We’ve done 2 other times San Diego RT Hawaii Tahiti with HAL so third time is a charm right?

I will still be reading your cruise while on mine! Can’t promise getting up by 5:30 to walk the promenade but I sure am going to try and will do our 3-4 miles a day!

Thanks again Roy for thinking of me.

Looking forward to more readings from you tomorrow! We have a small break in the steady rain today.

Denise😊

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Day P57, Saturday, March 2, 2019, At sea, MS Prinsendam


I'm starting with a couple of flashback items.  We recently got a chart drawn by one of our third officers documenting our Antarctica journey.  I'm not sure if the intent was to do something nice or to create a training project for the officer but the result was certainly something very nice for us.


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A second recent arrival was the official photo from my Silver Medallion presentation.


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We are in a patch of cloudy and sometimes rainy weather.  I thin that may be a bit of a blessing as it is keeping the temperatures down a bit although I found the humidity oppressive.  For a while I could have thought we were in the English Channel as we were relatively close to shore and the cliffs on our port side looked pretty white.


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While I did not see the sun during my walk at one point the clouds were thin enough to allow me to verify that it was still there.  I walked 4 miles early and added another over the course of the day.


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I spent a lot of time in the showroom over the day.  Things started off with a talk by Jim McParland on Geography of South America followed at 11 with Heather on Amazon wildlife.  In between I stopped at the Ocean Bar for a few minutes of the coffee chat where Linda interviewed several of the women of the crew, including a junior bridge officer.


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At 2 Sheryll had her future cruise presentation.  I went into the showroom a bit early and a Salsa class was just winding down with the leader doing a bit of a demo.


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There was not a lot new at the future cruise talk.  I think that there will be some disappointment that many of Prinsendam's European itineraries will be taken over by the Veendam.  I am also still curious about what the Koningsdam will do after the 2020 Alaska season.


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The final presentation was Vivianne Rowan on "Folklore and Mythology of Brazil".  I did not think it one of her better talks.


It was just Jim and I at table 19 as the ladies returned to the Pinnacle Grill.  I chose the prime rib (a cut far too big for my appetite) and ice cream.


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The featured entertainment was comedian Paul Adams.  I thought he was good.  When I returned to my room there was a letter from Captain Gorin revising our times for ports in the lower Amazon.  They are generally later than the original ones although our stay in Alter do Chao is extended at both ends.  I generally like the changes except that our arrival in Belem will no longer get me ashore before the worst of the day's heat.


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My parting shot comes from one of the daily news summaries I pick up at the front desk.  I see the world of music has lost another of it's greats.  Andre Prevan, Rest in Peace and thank you for the music.


Roy

 

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Good morning Roy!

Today my sunrise was that great chart of your journey through Antarctic, and the sunset was the official picture of you receiving your medallion !!

Wow the Amazon coming up! Our dear friends so enjoyed their trip on there cruise

several years ago!!  Their pictures were great. 

Have a great day too.

Denise😊

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1 hour ago, DeeniEncinitas said:

Good morning Roy!

Today my sunrise was that great chart of your journey through Antarctic, and the sunset was the official picture of you receiving your medallion !!

Wow the Amazon coming up! Our dear friends so enjoyed their trip on there cruise

several years ago!!  Their pictures were great. 

Have a great day too.

Denise😊

Thank you.  Let me thy that Mariner picture again, this time right side up.

 

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Roy

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Congratulations on your silver medallion, Roy. I have enjoyed each of your daily updates and all your photos. Wish I were aboard; great ship, great itinerary and great fellow cruisers. I saw that your ship will be doing a South America circumnavigation again next year under new ownership and a new name, no Antarctica, lots of Caribbean Islands. I won't be aboard that one, either. 

 

Amera - Around South America in 99 days.

 

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So  09.02.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
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Fr  21.02.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Sa  22.02.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
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Di  03.03.    Ilhabela / Brasilien ®    13:00    22:00
Mi  04.03.    Angra dos Reis / Brasilien ®    8:00    20:00
Do  05.03.    Fahrt durch die Bucht von Rio de Janeiro    -    -
    Rio de Janeiro / Brasilien    8:00    -
Fr  06.03.    Rio de Janeiro / Brasilien    -    14:00
Sa  07.03.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
So  08.03.    Ilhéus / Brasilien    11:00    22:00
Mo  09.03.    Salvador da Bahia / Brasilien    8:00    18:00
Di  10.03.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Mi  11.03.    Natal / Brasilien    8:00    18:00
Do  12.03.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Fr  13.03.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Sa  14.03.    Icoaraci / Belém / Brasilien ®    8:00    16:00
    Äquatorüberquerung    -    -
So  15.03.    Amazonas ***)    -    -
    Santana (Macapá) / Brasilien ®    -nachmittags-    
Mo  16.03.    Santarém / Brasilien    8:00    -
Di  17.03.    Santarém / Brasilien    -    6:00
    Alter do Chão / Brasilien ®    8:30    14:00
Mi  18.03.    Manaus / Brasilien    17:00    -
Do  19.03.    Manaus / Brasilien    -    -
Fr  20.03.    Manaus / Brasilien    -    18:00
Sa  21.03.    Amazonas ***)    -    -
    Parintins / Brasilien ®    12:00    23:00
So  22.03.    Boca da Valeria / Brasilien ®    8:00    18:00
Mo  23.03.    Alter do Chão / Brasilien ®    7:00    12:00
    Santarém / Brasilien    14:00    22:00
Di  24.03.    Kreuzen auf dem Amazonas    -    -
    Santana (Macapá) / Brasilien ®    -abends-    
Mi  25.03.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Do  26.03.    Île Royale / Îles du Salut / Franz. Guayana ®    8:00    18:00
Fr  27.03.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Sa  28.03.    Scarborough / Trinidad & Tobago    10:00    22:00
So  29.03.    St. George's / Grenada / Grenada    8:00    23:00
Mo  30.03.    Carriacou / Grenada    8:00    18:00
Di  31.03.    Soufrière / St. Lucia / St.Lucia ®    8:00    18:00
Mi  01.04.    Bridgetown / Barbados    7:00    14:00
Do  02.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Fr  03.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Sa  04.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
So  05.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Mo  06.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Di  07.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Mi  08.04.    Santa Cruz de la Palma / La Palma / Spanien    12:00    20:00
Do  09.04.    Las Palmas / Gran Canaria / Spanien    7:00    18:00
Fr  10.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Sa  11.04.    Tanger / Marokko    9:00    18:00
    Straße von Gibraltar    -Durchfahrt-    
So  12.04.    Urlaub auf See    -    -
Mo  13.04.    Barcelona / Spanien    8:00    13:00
Di  14.04.    "Monaco / Monaco - Ausschiffung
ab ca. 9 Uhr, Dauer 2-3 Std. a)"    9:00    -

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Another full day for you.

 

Love the chart -- that is a keeper.

 

Changes for port times -- like you, we prefer to go ashore early in the day before the heat and humidity sets in.

 

Love the picture they gave you of your getting your silver medallion. Fancy edging.

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