This was the second part of our back to back cruise holiday, after doing a nine day Baltic cruise, unfortunately the bad weather continued. Tropical storm Leslie hung around the North Atlantic for over a month, with 40 knot winds and 3 to 5 metre swells making life on board uncomfortable on most days. We did make all of our ports on this cruise and we enjoyed good weather while in each of the cities and towns. However due to the high winds and rolling seas the outside decks were closed for 8 of the 10 sea days, so you had to find things to do inside the ship. The crew did their best putting on extra shows and events to keep people entertained and to be fair I was never bored. On our last day at sea we woke to flat seas and a warm breeze and everyone was outside doing everything they possibly could. On a few port days if you got back to the ship early you could go up to the pool deck and use the water slides, pool and spas and do the activities on the upper decks too. By all reports from experienced cruisers, the weather was most unusual for that time of year with one man commenting it was the roughest of his seven crossings. The captain and crew did a great job throughout the cruise and I was sure to tell them.
Took the day to wander around the city again taking in a few sights we had not seen previously.
Walked around the city, the highlite was the canal tour.
Caught the train to London, and just walked around to the sights from Waterloo station.
I did the Jamesons whisky distillery tour at Middleton and my partner did the Blarney castle tour. We both had a great day and had a lovely afternoon in Cobh.
We got off the ship and just walked all over the town. The botanical gardens were good and the history of the place was amazing.
We had a week here after the cruise and filled every day and night to capacity. Bus tours, walking tours, subway rides, broadway shows and visiting all of the landmarks. Would go back there in a heartbeat.