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Saturday, December 7, 2019

MSC Magnifica 14-night Northern Europe

MSC Magnifica leaving IJmuiden locks

Day 12 – At Sea

Day at Sea Today we were up very early to catch the sail out of Amsterdam. We left our berth at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam at exactly 7am this morning. The ship gracefully slid into...
Amsterdam canal with tourist boat

Day 11 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sailing into Amsterdam We awoke early this morning, the ship has slowed down to around 15kts and we are about to pick up the pilot from IJmuiden, The Netherlands. After receiving our pilot, he'll guide...
MSC Magnifica aft view sea day 10

Day 10 – At Sea

Day at Sea Today is our third sea day on this cruise. We have a total of five sea days and they are nicely spread out throughout our voyage. We are continuing our sail from...
La Coruna Town Hall

Day 9 – La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna Today we awoke in La Coruna. This city is based in the North-West corner of Spain and its surrounding coast is referred to as the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) this is because...
MSC Magnifica in a foggy Atlantic Ocean

Day 8 – At Sea

Day at Sea Today we are at sea as we travel around the Southern coast of Spain and head North up the coast of Portugal towards our next destination, La Coruna, which is in the...
Malaga Beach - Playa de La Malaguerta

Day 7 – Malaga, Spain

Welcome to Malaga Today we woke up next to La Malagueta Beach in Málaga with a spectacular backdrop of the Málaga Mountains. La Malagueta Beach is actually man-made and was created in the 1950s. It’s...
Cadiz Town Square

Day 6 – Cadiz, Spain

Visiting Andalusia We awoke early this morning and watched the ship's bow slowly rotate through 180-degrees as we quietly crept into the port of Cadiz. We are berthed at the Cadiz Cruise Terminal today and...
MSC Magnifica at the Port of Lisbon, Portugal

Day 5 – Lisbon, Portugal

Visiting the Portuguese capital This morning we are sailing into Lisbon, Portugal. This is the most Western capital of Europe and the capital of Portugal. We took on our pilot at 7am as we entered...
MSC Magnifica in the port of Leixoes

Day 4 – Leixoes, Portugal

Our first stop in Portugal As we have never actually been to Portugal, we were really looking forward to today (and tomorrow - Lisbon!) - after a fairly calm morning sail, we were due into...
MSC Magnifica - Aft view at sea

Day 3 – At Sea

Day at Sea We awoke at 8am this morning to a very lively ship. Lively as in moving around a lot, that is! As we head into the Bay of Biscay we are encountering 70km/h...

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