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Sant Beltrà

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    Day 11 - docked in Barcelona

    April 23, 2017 in Spain

    Today was our changeover day.  We felt like we were pretty busy - for one thing, I already typed this up and lost it. For another, we had to be out of our cabin by 9 am then fill time until we could get into our new cabin around 1.

    One thing that was nice was that we were able to wander around the ship and take some photos without a bunch of people around.  People started coming on at about noon.  We are seeing less children - no more spring breakers.

    We were cut free from our safety drill because the crew running our muster station knew we had already done one within the last two weeks (even though we are in a different room and assigned to a different station which should mean we need to attend again).  sue and Mark had to stay for the whole drill.

    Our stateroom is the same category although it is two decks lower and the reverse floor plan.  Like the floor plan better (bed is by the balcony instead of closer to the door) but there is a lot less storage.  Our room steward Made (Mahday) seems helpful and attentive.

    Had a nice dinner in the buffet watching our sail away and then we went to the spa and watched the sunset out the stern of the ship.
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  • Day10

    Barcelona

    September 19, 2017 in Spain

    Für unseren zweiten Besuch in Barcelona hatten wir uns im Vorfeld Eintrittskarten für die Casa Mila und die Sagrada Familia beschafft. So konnten wir beide Sehenswürdigkeiten ohne Wartezeit aufsuchen. Vorab haben wir aber auch die Markthalle an der La Rambla besucht. Das Angebot an Früchten, Meeresfrüchten und Schinken ist jedes Mal überwältigend!

    Die Casa Milà wurde von dem Architekten Antoni Gaudí von 1906 bis 1910 für die Milà-Familie in Barcelona errichtet. Zunächst hielt man in Barcelona nicht allzu viel von dem Haus, schnell wurde es unter dem Spottnamen „La Pedrera“ („Der Steinbruch“) bekannt. Diese Bezeichnung verdankt es seiner unregelmäßigen Fassade mit den vielen Vorsprüngen und seiner wuchtigen Masse, die schon von weitem ins Auge fällt. Die Casa Milà war der letzte Profanbau Gaudís, bevor er sich auf das Kirchengebäude Sagrada Família konzentrierte. Im sechsten Obergeschoss des Gebäudes konnten wir eine Wohnung, die mit Einrichtungsgegenständen aus den 1920er-Jahren ausgestattet ist, und die Dachterrasse mit den interessanten Belüftungsschächten und Treppenhäusern mit Wasserspeichern besichtigen.

    Die römisch-katholische Basilika Sagrada Familia ist ein Muss für jeden Barcelona-Besucher. Der Bau der von Antoni Gaudí im Stil des Modernisme entworfenen Kirche ist bis heute unvollendet. Er wurde 1882 begonnen und soll nach aktueller Planung 2026 zum 100. Todestag von Gaudí fertiggestellt sein. Im Jahr 2005 nahm die UNESCO die Geburtsfassade, die Apsisfassade und die Krypta der Sagrada Família als Erweiterung des Weltkulturerbedenkmals Arbeiten von Antoni Gaudí in ihre Liste des Weltkulturerbes auf. Am 7. November 2010 weihte Papst Benedikt XVI. die Kirche und erhob sie zugleich zu einer Basilica minor.
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  • Day1

    First impressions of the ship are good, it's just like the Harmony of the seas.
    The only place we've really seen up to now is, surprise, surprise, the Suites/Costal Kitchen Lounge, which is fabulous, and for me the best thing about the "big" ships.
    These huge floating theme parks, are amazing, but imho, they are really designed for families and young people, which is not a problem, as there are lots of "smaller" ships for old farts like me to pick from.
    But back to the Symphony, as I said it is huge and accommodates 6800 passengers, and something like 2500 crew, which is bigger than the population of Garswood, the area I live in!
    Having said that, there is plenty of space for everyone, and the ship never seems to be overcrowded, although there are lines for some of the attractions, which is only to be expected.
    All the staff we have met upto now have been very helpful and friendly, especially the two concierges Raj and Rahul.
    Raj in particular is brilliant. I have known him for a number of years now and he has always been great, and, definitely one of the best concierges in the company.
    Anyway that's all for now, more about the ship to follow.
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  • Day4

    Tag 3 - Freier Tag

    February 22 in Spain

    Heute hatten wir Zeit zur freien Gestaltung des Tages. Wir haben die Zeit dazu genutzt, in der Stadt spazieren und auch shoppen zu gehen und auch Souvenirs für unsere Eltern und Geschwister zu kaufen. Wir haben auch das Casa Batlló anguckt, in das wir allerdings nicht reingegangen sind, da die Eintrittspreise sehr hoch waren. Es ist ein Bauwerk Gaudis, das auf deutsch übersetzt "Haus der Knochen" bedeutet. Abends sind wir gemeinsam mit allen anderen im Hard Rock Café essen gegangen.Read more

  • Day6

    Barcelona, Spain

    May 6, 2017 in Spain

    It was a beautiful day in Barcelona, so I decided to have a walk off the ship.
    We where docked as usual at the Adossat Quay terminal A, and although the walk into the city is not that far, I opted for the very reasonable €4 return on the local bus. The bus drops you off right by the Christopher Columbus at the bottom of La Rambla.
    But instead of the usual walk up La Rambla, which I've done many times, I decided to have a walk along the harbour front up to Port Vell, which took me past the Maremagnum shopping centre and up to Port Vell and the aquarium.
    I then crossed over to the Passeig de Colom, which is the wide tree lined boulevard running from the Columbus monument to Port Villa, and headed back in the direction of the cruise port.
    That whole area of the city is called the Gothic Quarter, and is very interesting with its narrow winding streets, where the balconies above look as if you could reach across and shake your neighbours hand, they are that close.
    Anyway when I finally reached the Columbus monument, I noticed that the military barracks just by the monument had an exhibition on and best of all it was free entry.
    It was interesting and passed half an hour or so.
    Then it was back on the bus and back to the ship, after a very pleasant couple of hours in Barcelona.
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  • Day63

    First Night

    May 1, 2012 in Spain

    God I feel rough!!
    In the bar last night (free bar I must add), Willies and Cathaye from Texas, where there, we'd first met them 3 years ago on The Jewel of the Seas on a Baltic cruise, it was really lovely to see them again.
    Maz and Sue joined the company and we also met a load of new people, mainly Americans with a few Canadians thrown into the mix, a nice night was had by all.
    The ship is lovely, very similar to the Independence but also very different in many ways, if that makes any sense....lol
    Anyway this is the first sea day so I'm just going to kick back and relax.... Speak later.
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  • Day4

    Barcelona

    October 8, 2009 in Spain

    In Barcelona, dem zweiten Zielhafen, haben wir die Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, das gotische Viertel rund um die Kathedrale, Les Rambles mit der Markthalle und dem Placa Reial sowie den Hafen besichtigt. Am Abend hieß es "Sail Away" zurück zum Basishafen auf Mallorca, den wir am Morgen des fünften und letzten Tages erreichten.

  • Day1

    Barcelona Port

    May 7, 2013 in Spain

    How many times have I said that? I've lost count lol.
    Last night I fell asleep at the dinner table!!
    In my defence I had been up since 2.30am and was very tired.
    I don't think it had much to do with the 2 bottles of wine I drank LMAO!!!!!
    But that's my excuse anyway lol.
    The ship is nice, very like the Independence ots.
    I've already seen a few people I'd met on other cruises (small world this cruising fraternity)
    But that is one of the main things I love about cruising often, you do get to see the same people and quite often they become friends.
    I've just thought of another reason for my falling asleep at the table last night, I was forced to have a drink in the afternoon!!!
    Which is something I can't handle nowadays lol.
    This afternoon session, which if I'm honest was only one bottle of Heinekin.
    Anyway on a more interesting note, just before we sailed Ken and I saw the Greenpeace boat leaving Barcelona harbour.
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Sant Beltrà, Sant Beltra

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