Category Archives: international

Portugal: A castle, a beach, and the westernmost point of Continental Europe

Today, our last full day in Portugal, Boris and I are taking separate tours.  Boris is headed to see the lines of Torres Vedras.  I am going to see some of the most popular sites near Lisbon on a small … Continue reading

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Fatima, Portugal and a few Monasteries

Today Boris and I are taking a private tour out of Portugal to see Fatima and a few recommended sites within two hours of Lisbon.  There are all kinds of tour itineraries and group sizes (at a wide range of … Continue reading

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Land Ho: Lisbon, Portugal

After a twelve-day crossing we arrived in Lisbon in the evening.  Those who were flying out in the morning took advantage of the opportunity to disembark for an evening out.  There is also an excursion for a twilight tour, Fado, … 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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The Azores: The Island of Faial

After five days at Sea, we are docked in the Azores in the Atlantic.  The volcanic islands of the Azores are considered part of Portugal, although 950 miles (1525 km) off the continental coast.  They independently run their country as … Continue reading

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A Short Stop in Bermuda before continuing our Crossing

Midway through our second day of the cruise we stopped in Bermuda.  We will overnight here before heading out to 4+ full days at sea.  Boris and I have been to Bermuda several times.  It is a colder, cleaner, and … Continue reading

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Leaving New York City on a Transatlantic Cruise

Today we sail from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City aboard the Azamara Journey.  We are doing a transatlantic crossing, a fourth crossing for Boris and I.  If you don’t like sea days and fear rough waters, this … Continue reading

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