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Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia

Exploring The City Of Barcelona, Spain

Technically the halfway point for the cruise was a couple of days before arriving in Barcelona. But Barcelona seemed more like the halfway point as it was the end of the Transatlantic portion of the cruise. It was also…

Malaga Inland view from Gibralfaro Castle

Exploring The City Of Malaga, Spain

Last night the MS Nieuw Amsterdam passed through the Straits of Gibralter to enter the Mediterranean. As we pass through this narrow channel you could see the lights on both sides of the ship. To the south the coast…

Cadiz - Castillo de San Sebastian (San Sebastian Castle) and the walkway to the Castle

Exploring The City Of Cadiz, Spain

During my Transatlantic Cruise, there was a total of three ports in Spain. The first port was always going to be Cadiz, for just a single day. In the end, due to poor weather conditions at the previous port,…

Barcelona - La Rambla

Port Call – Exploring Barcelona, Spain

Today the cruise arrives in the third and final port of call in Spain, Barcelona. In some ways, I have found the port more interesting than the last two, but that could also be due to the size of…

Cadiz - Fountain & Nieuw Amsterdam

Port Call – Exploring Cadiz, Spain

Whenever you are travelling, there are factors that are outside of your control. One of those factors is the weather and today that has been the cause of a little change to the plans for the cruise. Today the…

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