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Saturday, December 7, 2019

MSC Magnifica 14-night Northern Europe

Port of Hamburg River Elbe waterfront walk

Day 13 – Hamburg, Germany

The River Elbe Today, we are sailing into the historic German port of Hamburg. The port dates back to the staggering year 1189. It is Germany's largest port for freight and cruise passengers and is...
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...
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...
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...
MSC Magnifica as seen from Calshot

Day 15 – Southampton, UK

Disembarkation We awoke early this morning as we left the balcony curtains open and the sun beamed directly in at around 5am. Looking out I could just make out the Isle of Wight in the...
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...
Sunset onboard MSC Magnifica in the English Channel

Day 14 – At Sea

The final sea day Time flies - we are leaving the ship tomorrow. For us, it is too soon; we are loving MSC Magnifica - she is a lovely ship to sail on and the crew...
MSC Magnifica in Le Havre

Day 2 – Le Havre, France

Our first port call Today we are in Le Havre, France. The ship travelled just 78 nautical miles across the English Channel last night and we were awoken by the ship performing a 180-degree turn...
MSC Magnifica sailaway from Southampton

Day 1 – Southampton, UK

Departure day We woke up leisurely this morning around 9am and immediately looked out of the window to see the ship, forgetting, of course, our hotel room overlooked Southampton Police Station rather than the port,...
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...

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