Lack of Internet on the ship and an initially unreliable internet in Sorrento put me way behind in working with my pictures. Therefore, somewhat belatedly, I have put together some of my favorite pictures from the crossing.
Teide volcano on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The low cloud bank is typical and we spent most of the excursion above the clouds.
The Finger of God rock formation with Teide volcano in the background.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Salmorejo and Tinto de Verano. What good be better? Welcome to Malaga, Spain.
A colorful building in Malaga, Spain
Our ship, Celebrity Reflection in the background. It had a capacity of 3200 passengers. Cartagena, Spain
Cartagena appeared to be trying to make a comeback. Many of the street fronts were mere facades such as this. It wasn’t clear whether they intended to build a new building behind the old facade or they wanted to minimize the number of empty lots.
Roman Amphitheater, Cartagena, Spain. Originally built around 5 to 1 BCE, it was covered over by other buildings and rediscovered in 1988. Excavation and restoration was completed in 2003.
Plaza Espana in Barcelona, Spain.
Montjuic Park in Barcelona, Spain.
Views from Montserrat.
The Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat.
The church entrance at Montserrat.
Dinner at the specialty restaurant Qsine on Celebrity Reflection. The restaurant specialized in tapa sized portions of dishes from around the world elegantly presented. This is the Mediterranean meal for two. Prior to that we had spring rolls wrapped in paper and served in a spring (like a car spring not the wet kind). We ate in the specialty restaurants on formal nights because we didn’t bring appropriate formal clothes and the specialty restaurants are not formal.
Villefranche Port, France
The fort, Villefranche, France
The leaning tower, the Duomo or cathedral, and the cemetery in the Field of Miracles in Pisa, Italy.