Cruising with Mike Smith

Cruising with Mike Smith January 2020

January 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Recently, Cartagena was graced with the presence of the Cunard cruise ship Queen Victoria and although it has visited previously, it is always good to see vessels of this famous line [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith December 2019

December 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

For this issue I’m concentrating on a different type of cruise vessel that visited Cartagena recently on October 29th; the ship named Star Flyer, described as a four-masted barquentine and operated by Star [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith November 2019

November 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Cartagena is continuing to be a popular port of call for cruise ships passing through the Mediterranean; much enjoyed by passengers exploring our City and taking shore excursions to appreciate the [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith October 2019

October 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

If big isn’t always better, it’s certainly impressive!    The Oasis class ships boast 4 ‘sisters’ with each new vessel a little bit different from the one before. The size and [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith September 2019

September 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

An interesting ship visited us here in Cartagena on 8th August; the new ‘Spirit of Discovery’ - owned by Saga Cruises, a British based cruise line. Most of us are probably [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith August 2019

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

There have been a number of interesting Cruise ships visiting our terminal here in Cartagena over the past few weeks. I am in possession of several country flags, together with those [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith July 2019

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

For this month’s contribution I am giving further details of P & O Cruise’s vessel, ‘Britannia’, with the current Master being Captain Wesley Dunlop. The ship has been a regular visitor to Cartagena this year [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith June 2019

June 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

As the seasons change, with days getting longer and the sun getting warmer, we see the annual migration of old and new cruise ships from distant shores to more familiar and [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith May 2019

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

I am pleased that many cruise ships are in the process of returning to European waters following being  positioned elsewhere during  our winter season and we now  look forward to a [...]

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