Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pre-Christmas cruising . . . . . . . . .

We sailed on this 'royal lady' in June 2014 and loved everything about Cunard's
 smallest - but still large - ocean liner. She took us to the beautiful Baltic
 countries and on to St. Petersburg, Russia - an amazing journey.
This weekend we fly across the pond to London, then head down to the port city
 of Southampton to board Queen Victoria on Monday afternoon and sail away
 that evening. Looks like our deck chairs are waiting - hopefully it will be warm
 enough to relax out there on sea days - bring on the blankets and hot toddies
 please - and calm water will be hugely appreciated!
This ten day cruise will take us to Portugal (Lisbon), Spain (Cadiz, Malaga, La Coruna), 
and Morocco (Tangiers), and return us to England in time for a quick whiz down to
 Devon and my home town for Christmas week with family and friends.
Am I excited? You bet I am!
As always, I will do my best to share highlights of our trip along the
 way - it's all up to the Internet of course!


  1. Amazing! All such lovely countries. I really want to get to Morocco one day.

  2. Have a safe and smooth flight, and then, as you say, calm waters and sunshine to enjoy on deck!
    I've never been on a ship for more than 8 hours but I think I would like a cruise; makes it possible to see different places without having to pack and unpack all the time.

  3. Oh Mary, That sounds like such a lovely adventure for Christmas. Enjoy every moment of it. I will be thinking of you and Bob as you travel.

  4. I am excited for you! Hadn't realized all your destinations! And most glad for you that Christmas week is home in Devon with family and friends.

  5. As always, I am so excited about going along with you on this cruise. I hope the internet cooperates and I hope you have a wonderful time. A Merry Christmas to you and Bob.
    Farm Gal in VA

  6. I just love all your travels and the way you take us along with you (virtually). Have a wonderful, sunny time.

  7. Sounds absolutely delightful, Mary! Of course, I can't wait to see photos and hear about your trip. I love traveling virtually with you!

  8. It's so good you still have the stamina for travel and then share it all with us. I love traveling vicariously through your lens too.


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