2016 "Definitive Europe" Cruise Photos

June 13 - London Day 1

Virgin Atlantic "Upper Class" Lounge at SFO Airport

Our Plane

Upper Class Seat

Cute Airplane salt and pepper shakers

Our "Pre-Cruise" Hotel in London

Our Hotel Room in London

The bathroom

Walking around the neighborhood

Cafe Concerto, where we had dinner

..and you have to have one of these shots

June 14 - London Day 2

Prince Albert Memorial

Westminster Abby

Victoria Tower

Changing of the Guard Parade

Our Lunch Stop

I call these the "Mary Poppins" chimneys

Tower of London Complex

Guard at Tower of London

The White Tower

Tower Bridge

Buckingham Palace


June 15 - London Day 3

Blenheim Palace

Our Restaurant in Burford

Main Street of Burford


Piccadilly Circus

June 16 - Embarkation Day

Our Cabin in black square - 956

Our Cabin

Flowers from our Travel Agent, Brenda

June 17 - Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo, where we anchored

Mont St. Michel with the Abbey on top

Shops and restaurants of Mont St. Michel

Captain's Reception with Captain Felice Patruno

June 18 - Concarneau, France

Walled City of Concarneau

Matt taking photos

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City of Pont-Aven

This is actually a public toilet

Picture of the City's Official Dress

June 19 - Le Verdon and Bordeaux, France

Our morning visit from the Ski-doos

One of the many Chateau's on our way to lunch

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Chateau de Tertre, where we lunched

The stemming machine at Chateau de Tertre

The pool

Our lunch menu

Lunch with Debra and Steve

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The town of Bordeaux

Windows of another Church in town

June 20 - Bordeaux, France - Day 2

Outside Chateau Royal de Caszeneuve

Inside Courtyard

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WWII German Submarine Base (Bombed several times)

Caihau Gate to City of Bordeaux

Bell Gate

City Hall


Opera House

Parlement Square/Old Market Square

June 21 - Bilbao, Spain

One of the homes on the way to the Museum

Entrance to the Museum

The Museum owner's home/tower

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Church of St. Nicholas

View across New square and Royal Academy of the Basque language

Santiago Cathedral

View from our ship

June 22 - Gijon, Spain

Back of Cathedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

Side of Cathedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

San Isidoro el Real Church

Town Hall

Front of Cathedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

Courtyard next to Cathedral

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Street in Aviles


San Nicolas De Bari Church

Inside Tierra Astur Restaurant

City Hall

Padres Franciscanos Church


June 23 - Sea Day

No Photos

June 24 - Cork, Ireland

Cobh (Pronounced Cove), the last stop of the Titanic
The town was called Queensland at the time

Cobh from the ship

Town of Cobh

Statue of Annie Moore, first person through Ellis Island

Church in Cobh

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Cathedral in Cork


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Blarney Castle

The Line to kiss the stone

Me flipped to kiss the stone

Matt kissing the stone

Man helping Matt back up

Carts in the Stable Yard

Inn where we had Irish Coffee

Band playing for us as we leave

June 25 - Holyhead, Wales

Sheep on way to Portmeirion

Village of Portmeirion

Castell Deudraeth, where we had lunch

World's longest city name (with translation above)

June 26 - Dublin, Ireland

Inside St. Patrick's Cathedral

Trinity College Library (200,000 Books)

An illustration page from the Book of Kells

Artwork at Trinity College

Christ Church Cathedral

The Brazen Head, Dublin's Oldest Pub

June 27 - Belfast, Ireland (U.K.)

Belfast Parliament Building

Sturrock Tower

Front of Mount Stewart

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'Titanic Trail' Building

1st Class Cabin

2nd Class Cabin

3rd Class Cabin

Titanic's Dry Dock

Pumps Used to fill Dry Dock

Down in the Dry Dock

June 28 - Greenock, Scotland

Our official greeter

King Robert the Bruce


Exterior of Stirling Castle

Queen's Chambers


Our pre-dinner entertainment

June 29 - Sea Day

(No Photos)

June 30 - Torshavan, Faroe Islands

Torshavan from the ship

The Parliament House

Traditional Outfit of Torshavn

One of the towns from above

"Giant and the Hag"

Town of Gjogv

Another city

July 1 - Sea Day

Newest member of the "Order of the Blue Nose"

July 2 - Akureyri, Iceland

Godafoss Falls


Whale Museum

July 3 - Isafjordur, Iceland

Vigur Island

Only windmill in Iceland


We carry sticks to keep away terns

Black Guillemot

Baby eider duck

July 4 - Sea Day #1

No photos today

July 5 - Sea Day #2
Prince Kristian Fjord

The town of Aappilattoq

July 6 - Nuuk, Greenland

Hans Edege

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From Matt's Whale Watching Excursion:

July 7 - Paamiut, Greenland


July 8 - Qaqortoq, Greenland

July 9 - Sea Day

The Butler decorated the room for Matt's Birthday.

July 10 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day 1

Geysir Area



A Thermal Pool

Gullfoss Waterfall

July 11 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day 2

Photos from Matt's walk around town:

July 12 - Isafjordur, Iceland

Maritime Museum


Singer in Church in town of Bolugarvik

Skrudur Botanical Garden

Church in Flateyri

July 13 - Akureyri, Iceland

Godafoss Waterfall (again)


Dimmuborgir lava formations

Namakard Sulfataras

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July 14 - Sea Day
No Photos

July 15 - Torshavn, Denmark

Our tour boat

We had to wear hardhats as we were close to cliffs

Elephant Rock

Grotto we went through

July 16 - Lerwick, UK (Cancelled) / Sea Day

Lerwick from the ship

July 17 - Alesund, Norway

Old Fishing Store



One of the many trolls at store entrances

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July 18 - Bergen, Norway

Troldhaugen, Edvard Grieg's Summer House

Grieg's Studio Cottage

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Tram to top of Mount Floyen

July 19 - Stavanger, Norway

July 20 - Kristiansand, Norway

Agder Open Air Museum

Inside one of the "newer" homes

The wood sticks are clothes irons

Sogne Old Church

Hollen Fishing Village

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July 21 - Oslo, Norway

Akershus Fortress

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Holmenkollen Ski Jump

Oslo City Hall

July 22 - Skagen, Denmark

Voergaard Castle

"Middle Age" Fair at Castle

Town of Saeby

St. Mary's Church

July 23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Day 1


Our "Post-Cruise" Hotel in Copenhagen

Christiansborg Palace

Ruins under Palace

Amalienborg Palace

The Little Mermaid

Rosenborg Castle Gardens

Hans Christian Anderson

This is an internet photo of the 1914 Rollercoaster we rode.

July 24 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Day 2

Fireworks from last night:

July 25 - Homeward Bound

Our SwissAir seats on the trip home. We were side-by-side.