The second week of cruising from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale has been mostly about Spain as we cruise from Barcelona to Funchal, Maderia, and beyond. Ports (several of them are repeats for us) have included Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga, Gibraltar and Funchal. Sail along with us in this photo essay of highlights from crossing the Atlantic Week 2.
We explored Cartagena, Spain, on our own. Shops lined the limestone-paved streets with remnants of Roman history located in the heart of the city, including an amphitheater.
Seeing our Silver Spirit home waiting for us in the harbor is always a welcome site.
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One of the dining highlights on this cruise has been Hot Rocks, an outdoor dining venue where guests cook their own meal on heated lava rocks. It’s so much fun!
The medieval ramparts of Malaga are scattered across the hillside in a view from our balcony. The buildings are illuminated at night, making for a magical late evening departure as Silver Spirit sailed for Gibraltar.
In Funchal, Madeira, we enjoyed breakfast with a view from the back deck of La Terrazza.
Did you miss the first week of our journey? Click on Scenes at Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1 to see what you missed.
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Stay tuned for the third and final week of crossing the Atlantic on Silver Spirit. It’s all about life at sea.