Maiden voyage blown off course

//Maiden voyage blown off course

ronniecorbett.jpgWhen P&O’s newest cruise ship left Southampton on Monday for her maiden voyage, passengers settled in for two days at sea before a first call at the Spanish port of Malaga. Today those passengers are spending an unscheduled day on board Azura, after strong winds prevented the 116,000-ton ship from entering the port.
Unless they were desperate to set off on an excursion to Granada and the Alhambra, or for a day of celebrity-spotting in Marbella and Puerto Banus (and it’s a bit early in the year for that), I expect they are happy to enjoy another afternoon in the Glass House wine bar, or relaxing in the shelter of The Retreat.
And unless they are very unlucky, they’ll be able to go ashore in Palma, Majorca, tomorrow.
At least they’ve got Ronnie Corbett (above) on board to keep them entertained. Ronnie had lunch today in the Glass House with wine expert Olly Smith, who has selected the bottles on sale, and even blended the ship’s house wine. So it’s buenas noches from me. And its buenas noches from them.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:29+00:00 15 April 2010|Cruise News|0 Comments

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