Azura A308N Western Med. Cruise April 2013
We travelled down from Yorkshire the day before and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Botley Road, a perfectly acceptable modern budget hotel, but alas no central heating in the rooms and Easter week 2013 was bitterly cold. The room heating is provided by an electric radiator which works only when the single key card is in the power slot, so the room cools down rapidly if you are not in it.
Despite this we managed, and the included breakfast was well up to budget hotel standard and did include a hot section. Travel time to the Ocean terminal was about 25 minutes, including a short wrong turning.
E302 on Grand class ships is an accessible cabin which is partly obstructed by a lifeboat, but exactly the same size and layout as the accessible balcony cabins.
For cruises where we do not really need a balcony this will become our economy choice.
Even with a wheelchair to push Gibraltar's main shopping street is an easy 15/20 minute walk.
Shuttle bus to the world trade centre and then a leisurely saunter up Las Ramblas with stops at sidewalk cafes, the market and a few of the shops.
Actually the port is Cadiz and this was a very pleasant surprise, a lovely old city on a peninsular which is almost an island and easy to cover most of it in a day. It has a very pleasant park area and beach side promenade, an old cathedral that was a mosque in the days of the moorish occupation, and some very narrow and interesting shopping streets with plenty of street cafes.