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Today is a sea day, cruising between Gran Canaria and Lisbon. The sun is shining and the sea-state is a flat calm. We’ve spent the day just relaxing around the ship and on the balcony where it was quite warm when the sun was shining on us. Now that we are heading north we get the morning sun, which just emphasises that we are on the way home. Down in the Atrium area the shops have been busy, but we haven’t been tempted. Well, not much – I did splash out on a Ventura fridge magnet. You can tell that I’m the last of the big spenders. It’s true that I’m enjoying the sea days much more than I expected to; thinking about it, I can’t imagine how we managed on our first cruise on MSC Sinfonia, with a port every day.

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned one or two other eateries. First, there’s Las Ramblas, or more specifically, tapas at Las Ramblas. We’ve had this for lunch three times now, and have enjoyed it every time. There’s a good selection of mainly Spanish wines by the glass as well, so this has become a favourite spot. Then yesterday we had a pizza from Frankie’s Pizzeria. This was good; I hadn’t realised beforehand that the pizzas were cooked to order. Val’s view is that it was good, but not as good as her favourite, a Domino’s Pepperoni Passion. I suggested that it might be difficult to get Dominos to deliver to the middle of the Atlantic….

Tonight is the third formal night, and in fact is Black & White night. That’s the only ‘themed’ night we seem to be having, there’s been no mention of a tropical evening or anything else.

Tomorrow it’s Lisbon, which we are looking forward to. I don’t think it will be light when we go under the bridge on the way in, so we shall have to wait until departure to see it.

One Response to “Ventura Cruise – sea day 4”

  1. Malcolm says:

    “It’s true that I’m enjoying the sea days much more than I expected to; thinking about it, I can’t imagine how we managed on our first cruise on MSC Sinfonia, with a port every day”.

    See, I told you Tom!

    When I book a cruise, I do look to see that they are at least a few seas days between the ports of call. Maybe now you may begin to realise how six nights onboard the QM2 to NY can be a wonderfully relaxing experience and one of travels great experiences. (Cunard probably offer more onboard activities than most cruise lines and they and not generally ‘Chav’ activities)

    I’m not sure what this all has to do with Ventura, but I’ve got it off my chest, now.

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