Saga Pearl II blog - Captains' blogs
26th January, 2019
After a smooth crossing from Palma we docked in Algiers in calm conditions. This port call was the highlight of the cruise for many passengers.
Originally a small Phoenician colony, Algiers is the capital and largest city in Algeria. The city is known for its gleaming white buildings. Founded in 944AD the city was annexed in the 16th century by the Ottomans. In 1830 became a French colony until independence in 1962 after a bitter struggle.
The “Inspirational Tipaza” tour was particularly well received. The archaeological site is very interesting and well kept; the guide was one that had guided for us in the past and very knowledgeable. All passengers scored this tour as excellent.
The “World War II Remembered” tour is always well received by our passengers due to the visit to the cemetery where English soldiers are buried. We always have a laying of a wreath ceremony there, this makes the whole visit quite poignant and emotional.
All the Algiers City Tours were as well quite a success; all the guides had good English and were very helpful and attentive to the needs of our passengers.
We sailed for Cartagena in calm conditions at 1700.
Captain Richard Lambert
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