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Saga Pearl II blog - Captains' blogs

23rd June, 2018

A beautiful day here in Cadiz. What a great first port of call on this cruise. 3 seadays down to here and although they started a little overcast the temperatures got warmer and warmer as we proceeded south. On the 21st June, our second seaday, we had a great treat of a formal dinner and the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party, where we appeared to have a full house.

We picked up our pilot for Cadiz this morning at 7am and were alongside, starboard side too, our downtown berth, ready to rock and roll at 8am. Many keen guests ready to go ashore with the scent of sun tan lotion and sun hat on standby!! Myself and the Cruise Director greeted many ashore to dry land and to the beautiful weather awaiting us in Southern Spain. Cadiz is a great port with lots of activities to do and some great tours to the surrounding area. The Staff Captain went ashore today and took some great photos for your viewing pleasure – I hope you enjoy them. My turn to go ashore in our next port.

From 6:45pm we were blessed with a fantastic outdoor Tapas dinner. Many thanks to our great Food and Beverage Manager Julian for all his hard work in setting this up. Music and Sangria and food in the sunset – wow!!

Just after midnight we departed our berth, with very little wind in the harbour (a Captain’s dream) and with some fireworks being set off in the City centre we departed Cadiz. Next port is Ibiza, one of my personal favourites and a great little island, with a seaday tomorrow. Full steam ahead through the Gibraltar Straits towards the Balearics……

Captain Nick Sunderland

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