Monthly Archives: June 2014

Going ashore in Barcelona, Spain

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Coming with the ship to Barcelona can be one of those moments you really need to take advantage from. If you have a few hours to spend you must go out of the port as soon as possible and enjoy a nice walk in the centre of the town.

Barcelona has a touristic port Port Vell  very close to Rambla, but you will arrive there only if you travel by cruisers. If the ship you are traveling by is just a port container vessel, you will most probably arrive in TCB Barcelona – Terminal de Contenidores.

Valencia – sightseeing (Voyage HS Bruckner)

Going ashore in Valencia

After arriving in Valencia 8 times in a four month voyage with HS Bruckner I have to say that this beautiful city took me by surprise each time and offered me some of the most beautiful and exciting moments of my life.

Going ashore in Marsaxlokk, Malta

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If your vessel goes to Malta, it will most probably go alongside in the port of MarsaxlokkMalta Free Port, as the big port of Valetta can accommodate especially cruisers and ferries. To get from the ship to the gate (and back) you will have to take one of the shuttle buses which are very helpful and always on time. The ride to the gate will last no more than five minutes and from there you can take a taxi to get you anywhere you want.

Feria de Falles – Valencia (March 2014)

Feria de Falles Valencia

The first time we arrived in Valencia, it was a beautiful spring morning. It was the beginning of March and the city was in the middle of a very popular Feria which takes place every year from February to March and brings along more than 3 million tourists from all over the world.

Valencia – Visiting the Central Market (March 2014)

Valencia Mercat Central

Before we arrived in Valencia, I had already made some plans about the most important things to do and see in the city. Thanks to one documentary I’d seen few years before, I placed on top of the list two ‘must see’ places – Mercado central (Central open market) and the Oceanographic Museum

Oktober Fest in Valencia (May 2014)

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After visiting Valencia few times during our voyage with HS Bruckner, we found ourselves at the end of a four month adventure at sea and we arrived in Valencia once more, together with a dear friend, now passenger on our vessel for the second time.

Visiting New York

Going ashore in New York

When you start exploring a city, you need to have a good plan in hand, especially if your intention is to visit as much as possible in a short period of time. A few day holiday may offer you a very clear image of any capital or big city in the world, but when your holiday is just a short visit or only a few hour trip, you might need more than just a well done plan.