Alte Fabrik umgebaut in ein Künstler bzw. Bar Viertel... super!
Yesterday we where in Vigo, but Sheila and I didn't get off the ship as we've been here lots of times and the weather although sunny was cold.
We stayed on board qnd enjoyed the quiet of the ship.
Having said that the one fault the Independence has imho is no inside solarium other ships have a retractable roof but not this baby, that's why I think it would be better suited to the Caribbean rather than the Med.
Last night in the diamond lounge was another great night with some great company.
It's Lisbon today, a beautiful city so I might get off for a wander...we'll see.Read more
Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹, and I know I said I was getting off at all the ports from now on, but we docked right down by the 25 de Abril Bridge, 25th of April bridge for the non Portuguese speakers.
And that means a 20 minute shuttle bus ride, at $9 per person, which I refuse to pay, or a 45 minute or so walk into the city.
This really Ps me off when the ship could dock further down where the walk in to the city centre is 5 minutes.
It's all down to finance, it's a lot cheaper to dock in a container port, than the passenger terminal, and the company gets the added bonus of $9 per head shuttle fees! 😤
So I'm afraid there's nothing to report from sunny Lisbon.Read more
I forgot to mention that they had the Norovirus onboard ship on the last cruise, and they've still got the restrictions on in the windjammer.
The staff are serving you the food instead of the usual self service, it's a pain but I suppose it's necessary.
Also the food doesn't seem to be up to the usual standard.
Anyway we are just pulling into Lisbon and the weather has calmed right down, but it's to dark at the moment to tell if it's going to be a nice day.
At least we'll be able to go outside and get some fresh air, which we haven't been able to for the last two or three days.
Moan over speak later lol.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Vale de Alcântara, Vale de Alcantara