Andrea Repositioning November 2008

Repositioning Cruise on the Andrea from Cadiz to Buenos Aires.

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Keith Chivers
After a rather rushed breakfast and the hustle and bustle of disembarking we were through Customs and Immigration by 9.30. Fond goodbye's to crew and passengers and promises to keep in touch and off …
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Keith Chivers
Rather fitting that the weather should turn cool and overcast on our last day. Slowly sailing down the coast of Uruguay. Decided to go for broke tonight and ordered a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon …
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Keith Chivers
Another glorious day at sea but it is all coming to an end. Invitation to dine with the Captain and First Officer tonight but cocktails in the lounge prior to that. This creates a problem as all the …
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Keith Chivers
The weather back to hot and sunny so more lazing on the deck during the day. The cruise is winding down and people are talking about their trips back to the Northern Hemisphere and winter which …
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Keith Chivers
After breakfast , a tour of Rio. As I was here several years ago for a 5 day stay, I was interested to see what they would include in the tour as it was only from 9.00am to 1.00pm. The drive along …
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Keith Chivers
Weather still overcast but not cold. Lunch today a little disappointing or are we all becoming too critical ? Dinner more than made up for it as we had pheasant on the menu. Sailing into Rio Harbour …
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Keith Chivers
The weather has changed to overcast with rain squalls which makes a change. A special dinner tonight with Gerry - the Hotel Manager and a few other well chosen guests. Wines supplied by the ship …
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Keith Chivers
Another blissful day at sea doing as little as possible. This is what this trip is all about. A stop every now and then and days and days staring at the ocean watching the flying fish. Reading a …
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Keith Chivers
Arrived Recife earlier than anticipated. After breakfast caught a shuttle bus into the city to do a little shopping and to walk around the town. Sometimes called the Venice of Brazil because of it's …
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Keith Chivers
Up early to watch as we sailed past Fernando de Noronha which is the top of another Atlantic mountain. Not as high as St Paul's Rock but it has a small population and a luxury resort. Kevin's …
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Keith Chivers
Up early to see St Paul's Rock. The top of a mountain in the middle of the Atlantic which , from it's base is nearly as high as Everest . Quite spectacular. Lots of boobies around the ship and a pod …
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Keith Chivers
Another day watching the ocean. We are nearing the equator so the weather is quite warm. After lunch, a movie in the lounge. "Joyeux Noel" about the truce on the Western Front at Christmas …
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Keith Chivers
Weather much warmer (90F) and so the days pass. Kevin's lecture this morning was on whales and he is very knowledgeable . The other option to fill in the time was "napkin folding" which I …
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Keith Chivers
Up early to see Cape Verde Islands only to be told by Kevin that we were actually in the middle of the islands as they cover a vast stretch of ocean. We sailed past Praia and I think we were all …
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Keith Chivers
This morning during Kevin's lecture he announced that the ship would not be stopping at Cape Verde. This caused a great to do with some of the passengers and one even saying that the only reason they …
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Keith Chivers
Weather much improved and the swell has now abated. Those passengers who had no luggage due to missed connections , had it delivered yesterday in Las Palmas and are now looking much …
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Keith Chivers
After breakfast, a morning tour of Las Palmas , supplied by the cruise. A drive up to the crater of the extinct volcano Bandama before travelling on to the very pretty colonial town of Teror for and …
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Keith Chivers
No motion sickness but a rather sleepless night due to the swell. She really rolls and it's a little disconcerting to be rolling from one side of the bed to the other most of the night. What a pity I …
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Keith Chivers
As the Andrea is a small ship, she does tend to roll a little which explains why the chairs are all bolted down and the drawers and cupboards have special locks to prevent them banging during the …
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Keith Chivers
A walk to the port after breakfast to find the Andrea. Overnight several very large cruise ships had arrived so she was a little hard to locate but eventually , there she was and after a quick …
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Keith Chivers
A very pleasant day spent wandering the streets of Cadiz. A very old city originally settled by the Phoenicians in approximately 1100BC. It has been occupied by the Cathaginians , Romans , Moors and …
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Keith Chivers
Having arrived in Tarifa yesterday after a 7 day tour of Morocco, we travelled by bus to Cadiz. This took an hour and 15 minutes and cost EU8.39 per person. An interesting trip along the coast past …

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