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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MSC Magnifica 14-night Northern Europe

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 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 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...
P&O Cruises Britannia passing Calshot

Day 0 – Pre-departure Day

Southampton arrival Well off we go - the drive down from the East Midlands down to Southampton isn't the shortest of journeys I have ever done to join a ship, but it certainly isn't one...
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 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 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 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 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,...
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...

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