Day 101 – Sat., Apr. 16, 2011 – Cartagena, Spain

     Dramatically encircled by mountains, Cartagena is a principle naval base of Spain.  The city contains the remains of old walls, a castle probably constructed in Carthaginian times and a church that was formerly a 13th-century cathedral. 

     The Nieuw Amsterdam sailed into Cartagena after us and we had the opportunity to visit it.  It is set up pretty much like the Eurodam but with a modern New York décor.

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     All aboard was at 2:30, so after the tour we headed into town.  We did find bubble wrap.  We made a big circle touring the city, heading up Calle Carmen and back down Calle de Serrata.  Everyone was getting ready for Palm Sunday.  Just as we were getting close to the ship we found an elevator to a viewpoint, but didn’t have time to go take a look.

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     We had lunch and then it was time for sail away.  We relaxed a bit and then it was time for dinner.  Our entertainment was Marty Brill, a TV & motion picture comedy writer.

Cartagena, Spain

“Never let an adventure pass you by.”  -Joan Lunden-

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