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Viv & Jill’s Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise: Day 13 Disembarkation Barcelona, Spain
12-Night Mediterranean Romance Cruise June 3-15, 2011
Day 13 – June 15: Disembarkation in Barcelona, Spain
Thankfully, we were spending another night in Barcelona and our destination today was a hotel near the top of La Rambla, which allowed us the luxury of sleeping until 7:30 am and then leisurely making our way to the Lido buffet for breakfast. We had a last-minute farewell with friends and at 9:30 am walked off the ship with our carry-on luggage in hand.
We had decided to take a taxi to our hotel, but when we stepped outside the cruise terminal and saw the number of people lined up, we realized that we’d probably be standing there for at least an hour, so within moments we boarded the blue bus (2 euro single/ 3 euro return) for the 5-minute ride to the Christopher Columbus Monument near the harbor and foot of La Rambla. From there we strolled up the 1.2 km famous boulevard, La Rambla, and arrived at our hotel within the hour – another benefit to travelling light!
Our Holland America Line cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam had renewed our love of ocean cruising and spoiled us completely. We met many like-minded folks of all ages (majority within the 40-60 years range) and made many new friends. We also not only expanded our waistline with all the delicious meals, but had expanded our minds with new travel adventures and fulfilled decades-long dreams by visiting destinations we had only read about in books. It had been a tremendous voyage, one we were sorry to see end, but we now have the Holland America Line itch – that’s the one that makes you want to go back soon and cruise with them to other amazing destinations!
Explore More of WJ’s Holland America Line Mediterranean Romance Cruise
Overview | Itinerary | Photos | Day 1: Venice, Italy | Day 2: Venice, Italy | Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia | Day 4: Corfu, Greece | Day 5: Argostoli, Greece | Day 6: Santorini, Greece | Day 7: Sea Day | Day 8: Catania, Italy | Day 9: Naples, Italy | Day 10: Rome, Italy | Day 11: Livorno, Italy | Day 12: Barcelona | Day 13: Barcelona Disembarkation |
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