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18th January, 2014

La Corunna

We were unable to call into Lisbon due to the forecasted very large swells and high winds.  The sea conditions, although still rough, did allow us to call into La Corunna instead.  This was a decision that Capt Rentell made for the safety of everyone aboard, and although it was slightly disappointing everyone was thrilled to be given another port and one which was still very interesting.

The first of the tours went out this morning at 8:20am upon arrival. Many took the opportunity to visit Santiago de Compostela today, due to the fact we were so close.  For those who did see the cathedral I think they would agree with me when I say it’s a magnificent piece of architecture. Being able to roam around the cathedral independently gave those a chance to take a few pictures.  After the cathedral many then went on to be served some fantastic tapas whilst being entertained by a typical choral group within a quaint little courtyard.  

It appeared to be extremely quiet around the ship today with most venturing ashore to see what delights La Corunna had to offer.  For those who sat up in the drawing room looking out of the windows they could see the famous tower of Hercules was in view, this is in fact Europe’s oldest functioning lighthouse which dates back to Roman times. 

Tonight’s Farewell Cocktail Party commenced at 6:30pm, which saw the majority of our guests dressed in their finery through in the Britannia lounge. After another superb meal cooked by our Executive Chef Thierry, most headed back into our main show lounge to be thoroughly entertained by the ever popular, multi-instrumentalist Michael Grant. Performing an array of different repertoire it really was a fantastic show this evening. 

Tonight’s late night cabaret was A Girls Night In, with our Explosive Production singers Hannah Kennedy & Emma Swallow. Shortly after followed the fantastic Perfect Mood Duo, who have continuously entertained our guests throughout the cruise while Martin Orbidans, as always, tinkled his ivories through in the Cooper’s bar. Then come 1:00am the ship was extremely quiet with only the sound of the night boys at work. 

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