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The Principality of Asturias, Spain

Today we are docked in Gijon in the Bay of Biscay for a tour of the Asturias providence of Spain.  This is our last stop before reaching the port of Lisbon, Portugal where we will disembark.  We are doing the lazy … Continue reading

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Bilbao, Spain: A City Transformed by a Museum and the Largest City of the Basque Country

Today we are in Bilbao, located in the northern part of Spain.  Bilbao is the largest city of the Basque Country which cover parts of Spain and France.  Twenty-three years ago this was considered a gritty, industrial city and not … Continue reading

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Margaux, the Bordeaux Wine Region, France

Today we are taking our most expensive excursion of the cruise.   We are going to the Margaux region outside Bordeaux to visit a winemaker, tour a chateau, and have lunch.  I thought we were also doing tastings yesterday, but Boris … Continue reading

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Bordeaux, France

Today we are docked in Bordeaux, France.  Bordeaux is the sixth largest metropolitan area in France.  The riverfront in Bordeaux in along the Garonne river.  “The Garonne merges…below the city with another river, the Dordogne River, to form the Gironde … Continue reading

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Belle Isle: A little bit more of Brittany

Today we are docked just off of Belle Isle, France.  Like our previous stop, the island is in the Brittany region of France.  It is the largest of Brittany’s islands and less than nine miles from the Quiberon peninsula extending … Continue reading

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Mont Saint Michel and St. Malo, France

Today we are anchored off the walled city of St. Malo, Brittany.  Brittany is one of fifteen regions in France.  However, the main attraction on today’s stop is actually in Normandy, another region of France.  But for the flow of … Continue reading

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The Azores: The Island of Sao Miguel

Our second island stop in the Azores is Sao Miguel. São Miguel is the biggest island of the archipelago.  Together with Santa Maria, São Miguel is part of the Eastern Group of the Azores Archipelago.   The capital city of the Azores, … Continue reading

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