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16th June, 2016


After a smooth crossing from Portland last night we arrived quite early at the pilot station of St. Malo, another first call for Sapphire. As space in the harbour is rather limited it is not possible to anchor our vessel, but with the assistance of the local pilot and one tugboat we secured Sapphire to the mooring buoys. Soon we were ready to ferry our guests ashore with our tenders.

After a rather chilly day in Portland the previous day everyone welcomed a bit of warming sunshine today. With the fantastic view from the ship itself, several guests opted to remain on board, but the overwhelming majority went ashore either on organized tours or to independently explore the old city. As we all know, time passes really quickly when you are enjoying yourself and soon it was time to let go the lines and sail out towards our next stop - Le Havre.

With only a little time to spare I left the bridge after disembarking the pilot in order to get ready for the Captain‘s Cocktail Party, the only formal cocktail party of this cruise. It is a short cruise after all. I greeted most of our guests, gave my speech (our guests laughed in all the right places!) and we then all moved to the dining room for a special diner. I had a fantastic time at my table, enjoying the company of our friendly passengers. Some were new to Saga, some were very familiar faces, and some I have not seen for a little while. A good time really. Almost too good, as we were nearly late for the main show this evening - much awaited four gentlemen, “Viva Voce”who performed a variety of hit songs from classic to pop classics.

Krzysztof Majdzinski

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