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 waterways. Saw the Governors Palace , Santa Isabel Theatre & the Palace of Justice. The shuttle back to the ship for lunch and then off on our provided tour which included the UNESCO Heritage city of Olinda which founded in 1537 and was once the capital. Stopped at the Mesericordia Church and the Se Church which has wonderful views overlooking Recife. On our way back to the ship we stopped at Boa Viagem beach and Casa Cultura. The latter is the old prison which has been turned into an Arts and Crafts centre and is quite spectacular.. Back on board in time for a shower and change for drinks on deck as we sailed out of Recife. The Corinthian 11 was also in port and it was interesting to have a look at her as we almost sailed on her from Capetown to Seville but that is another story.
Sailed at 7.00pm