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7th January, 2019

Another beautiful Sunny day here in Lisbon and still in the first week of January. A smooth crossing down to Lisbon with 2 fun filled seadays. Last night we hosted our Welcome Onboard Cocktail party which was well attended and then we were treated to a fantastic formal dinner – many thanks Chef Gavin for a great meal. As we made good progress south we were able to embark our pilot early today at 8am and we were alongside ready to go from 9am. Late sail as well today so guests and crew get the benefit of a FULL day alongside. Many things to do in Lisbon and I decided to go shopping for the post-Christmas bargains with the Cruise Director!! Lots of guests on tour today around the capital city.

After dinner I sat and did the quiz in Shackleton’s and YES, my team WON with 17 out of 20 not bad at all!! I then watched the very good show “West End to Broadway” in the Discovery lounge. 11pm and time to leave – next stop even warmer climates of the Canaries with 2 nice seadays in between. Cannot wait!!

Captain Nick Sunderland

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