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Regatta Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Tale of Two Cruises

Review for Regatta to the Western Mediterranean
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Sail Date: Apr 2008
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

This morning my Sister and her partner are somewhere in Barcelona excitedly awaiting their first ever cruise and they have chosen to join us on Regatta...they will not be disappointed!

Barcelona: We were up at 6.00am, ship docks at 7.00am. Breakfast on the Terrace, great as usual, we appreciate the lack of lines and the smooth efficiency. We get a taxi(10E) to Praca de Espana FCG Station, we wanted to catch the 8.16 train (E20.90 for the Transmontserrat ticket) to Montserrat Aeri (cablecar) We arrive at the base at 9.20 first cable car is at 9.40, only five passengers. The cable car did not accept the train ticket pass therefore we had to pay an additional E5.00 each. The next station (monistrol de Montserrat is where the included funicular departs for the Monastery. Very pleasant visit - no crowds until we were ready to leave, when loads of school children start arriving. We are back in Barcelona by 1.00pm. Shopping and wandering along Ramblas. We meet up with my sister on the ship. They had just arrive and thought that our knock on their cabin door was someone bringing their luggage!

Palma de Majorca: There is a shuttle bus from the dock, however, unlike on a previous cruise we are not dropped off near the Cathedral, but just outside the dock gates at a city bus stop. We stopped the first bus (#3) and asked if he went to the city centre, he did, it was about one euro each and we were downtown in 15 minutes. Walked around, saw the cathedral & cloisters, side walk cafe, people watched etc... then a taxi back to the ship (E12.00) Very pleasant early afternoon sailaway sitting on the terrace. Back to our room to discover that our tour to Arles from Marseilles tomorrow has been cancelled, a minor disappointment. The Tour desk was able to get us on to a similar trip to Avignon.

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Penthouse Suite

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