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21st October, 2018

Another beautiful day here in Livorno, with clear blue skies and no wind – in the words of the Pet Shop Boys – what have we done to deserve this?! A prompt 7am pilot this morning and alongside at 8am, with the Queen Victoria in port as well. Tours galore today going to Florence and Pisa (or both).

Today I went on tour to Pisa – great weather and great views of the inclined column tower. I first went here 14 years ago and it still looks as great as I remember. On our easy-peasy Pisa tour, it was a great chance to catch up with our guests and see how they are doing. I have attached some nice photos for your viewing pleasure.

Tuscany is a great region, not only for its architecture, but also for its great home-grown wines and extra virgin olive oil, the essential ingredient to Pesto sauce (along with Pine nuts, garlic and parmesan; right readers? As you’ve probably gathered, I’m not a cook!)

At 8pm we were ready to sail and tomorrow is a busy day again for us in the port of Rome and Civitavecchia, guests are getting their rest in and so am I. Night night and see you tomorrow!

Captain Nick Sunderland

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