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10th March, 2020

Arrecife

The sun was shining as we approach Arrecife. It is a port city on the east coast of Lanzarote, one of Spain's Canary Islands. In the old quarter, the 17th-century San Ginés Church has a bell tower and a Mudéjar-style ceiling. The Agustín De La Hoz mansion now houses a cultural center. Playa del Reducto beach has golden sand and calm waters. The International Museum of Contemporary Art displays abstract works in San José Castle, an 18th-century fortress.

Amid the Coronavirus threat, crew were still looking forward for a day outside the vessel. To be able to buy things outside and to have pictures taken. Wi-fi to see their families and be able to connect with other love ones. Life has to go on as they say.

Crew were very busy this cruise due to the Norovirus on board. In spite of the heavy workload, you can see them smiling as they clean the cabins. Passengers commented positively about the service they were provided. They were grateful and appreciated every effort that has been done on board to contain the virus. A lot of them put their comments on the Mid Cruise Survey.

We had two Captains this cruise. First, it was Captain Burgess and it was handed to Captain Tanner halfway through the cruise.

Once everyone was on board, preparations were made for the sail away. That concludes another successful day for the Crew and Officers of Spirit of Discovery.

Mark, Executive Housekeeper

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