Cruising with Mike Smith

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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Cruising with Mike Smith

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

With Spring here, the majority of cruise ships, having been based in the Caribbean over our winter season, will be returning to European locations including the Mediterranean mainly during April. Vessel itineraries show Cartagena Terminal [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith March 2019

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

Christmas Cruise cont: This is the second part of my Christmas Cruise to the Canary Islands and Madeira.  The first part with pictures was included in the February issue of The [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith February 2019

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

I hope Christmas and New Year was a great success, wishing everyone the very best for 2019 and all wishes come true - perhaps a World Cruise! I took a Canary [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith January 2019

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

The cooler winter months can mean a shortage of cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe as cruise companies sail their ships to the warmer waters of the Caribbean and [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith December 2018

December 1st, 2018|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Serenissima In the May 2017 edition of the Chronicle I wrote an article on one of our favourite occasional visitors here at Cartagena; the 100 passenger small cruise [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith November 2018

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

The cruise ship ‘Silver Whisper’ was in Cartagena on Sunday 13th October and I was invited on board with two of my friends by Captain Julian Albici, who I first met [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith October 2018

October 1st, 2018|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

` Queen Victoria visited Cartagena on 4th September, the first Cunard vessel this year.  This is a wonderful looking ship built in Italy. The keel was laid down on 12th May [...]

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