Main entrance, promenade deck
Reception with Martini bar above
Looking down to the
piano & coffee bar and reception
Inside corridor promenade deck...
... with two restaurants
Floors are color coded for easy cabin
Internet cafe off of library.
WiFi throughout the ship
View from our balcony. Whoa hold on!
A toast to 12 days of ocean views
Our last view of the U.S.
I definitely could get used to this!
Casual dinner for 2 on the aft deck
Powerful wake following us for 14 days
Our first view of land...
...the Azores. We slid open our balcony
...and viewed our arrival.
Departing the Azores.
Approching the straights of Gibraltar
Land on both sides!
So nice to have our balcony.
Our last view before we headed north to
Beautiful architecture of Madrid
Street sculpture performers
Lovely street signs
Super little San Miguel market near Plaza
Annual Cousins Gathering
Picardie & Belgium
Christmas in England
2001 Net Result
1999-2000 Net Result
We decided to return to France without being jet-lagged. NCL offered a promotion from New Orleans to Barcelona in a cabin with
a balcony on their 14 night repositioning cruise that we just couldn't resist. The Norwegian Spirit only stopped in Miami and the
Azores so it was really an opportunity for us to rest and relax. After we left Miami, we would change our clocks by one hour
each night. Our only issue was showing up for breakfast on deck one hour later.
We had never cruised on NCL. We loved having the flexibility of so many eating venues. Our days settled in to late
breakfast on the aft deck, reading e-books from our California libraries on our iPads, exercising at the health club in the
afternoon with floor to ceiling glass windows looking out to sea, and enjoying a leisurely dinner for two at any of the many
restaurants. It's not for everyone but we thoroughly enjoyed it.
We arrived in Barcelona rested and adjusted to the time change. We had reservations on the AVE (high-speed train like the
French TGV) in the afternoon and were at our Madrid hotel by late afternoon.
We spent 4 days in Madrid before flying to Paris. Our priority was to visit the Prado, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen Bornemisza
museums. We did one museum each of the days plus we spent the 4th on the open top red tour bus. The Prado was incredible,
but it was the Thyssen Bornemisza that captured our heart! Amazing!
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