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Azura 2017 – Conclusion

Almost a week has passed since we disembarked from Azura and it’s time to do a summary of our thoughts on the cruise. We chose this cruise well over a year ago for two reasons. First was the itinerary which included no less than six ports (out of seven in total) that we had never […]

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Some iPhone photos from the cruise

Here are some images I took with the iPhone during the cruise. I’ve only had the chance today to do things with them. The cafe-bar was called Hûsid, in Isafjordur. Probably the best cake Val has eaten for a long time!  

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Home again

So nearly 48 hours after getting home I’m just about able to raise my head and take a look around! We did self-disembarkation once again. We had been wondering about doing normal disembarkation this time – we’ve found doing it ourselves getting harder and harder in recent cruises – but for this cruise we didn’t […]

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Next Cruise Blues

We’ve been holding off making a booking for our next cruise, for several reasons. Firstly, we’ve been wondering if we’re ‘cruised out’. Well, we’re not sure about that but we haven’t completely gone off them. Second, we’ve been waiting until Val’s work situation was clearer, and it now is – she’ll be working on a […]

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Belfast…

…is where we’ve been today. Val has never been here, and my last visit was over 50 years ago – my father came from N Ireland, and for some years when I was a boy, family holidays included visits here. As I mentioned in an earlier post we were going to visit some of the […]

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Pictures from the Faroes

This morning we’re at Belfast and therefore I have a good phone signal and can post some pictures from the Faroes. Unfortunately I don’t think they’re very good. My memories of the Faroes are of ever-changing light, with cloud and rain changing quickly to sunshine and then back again. Even when it was raining where […]

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Sunset pictures

I took the pictures below at around midnight on the day we didn’t call at Reykjavik. This was the first actual sunset we’d seen for days, and it did us proud.  

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(Yet) Another sea day

So today we’re at sea, on a passage from the Faroe Islands to Belfast. That’s the sixth sea day of the cruise so far, and we have another one to come for the passage from Belfast to Southampton. Seven sea days in a fourteen night cruise is too many. Of course, it would have been […]

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A visit to the Faroe Islands

Today (Monday) we called at Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. This was definitely one of the calls we had most been looking forward to, and it didn’t disappoint. We docked at 8 o’clock. This was Azura’s first call at this port, and we learned that Azura is the largest cruise ship to call at Torshavn […]

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A couple of sea days

I’m writing this at just after 4 o’clock on our second sea day in succession. The first, yesterday, was of course impromptu – we should have been in Reykjavik but were unable to dock because of high winds. (Incidentally, we heard from a couple of other passengers who overheard a crew conversation suggesting that the […]

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