S: The Koyama's European Cruise 2011
BC: Merry Christmas 2011 PaPa and GG Love, CBug, TTO, & Tia
FC: Oceania Cruise September 5-19 2011
1: After a 10-hour nonstop flight from San Francisco to London, we rode a bus to the white cliffs of Dover to board the Insignia for our 14-day cruise to Barcelona.
2: Day 2 in Paris
3: The Louvre Institut de France | The Eiffel Tower
4: Charles de Gaulle statue outside the Grand Palais; Opera Garnier (1875); Arc du Carrousel (built by Napolean I in 1806) | Cathedral de Notre Dame; St. Therese
5: Arc de Triomphe
6: More of Paris...
8: Day 3 was spent touring Rouen Joan of Arc burnt at the stake in 1431
9: Notre Dame Cathedral
10: Gros Horloge clock and carving under the archway (16th Century) | Port of Rouen
12: Leaving Rouen cruising down the River Seine
13: A rainy day number 4 in St. Peter Port on the UK island of Guernsey
14: More from St. Peter Port
15: Too foggy to dock in Lorient so we sailed on to Day 6 in Bordeaux.
17: Cathedral St. Andre
18: Overnight stay in Bordeaux... flea market outside cathedral
21: Porte Cailhu (1493); St. Croix Cathedral (11th Century); bridge over River Garonne; Tribunal de Grande Instance
22: Day 8 in Bilbao City founded in 1300
24: Day 9 in the port city of La Coruna ...Plaza de Maria Pita; City Hall; St. Anthony's Castle
26: Day 10 in Oporto, 2nd largest city in Portugal. Toured the Medieval City of Guimaraes... castle dates to 968! Palace of the Dukes of Braganca.
28: More from Oporto... Church of St. Walter; statue of King Alfonso I; da Oliveira Square; fireboat farewell.
29: Monument to the Discoveries | Day 11 in Lisbon. Port dates to 1000 BC! Many amazing sights. | Torre De Belem
31: Jeronimos Monastery Built in 1502
33: ...Pantheon; Marques de Pombal; April 25 Bridge; Rossio Square; Castle Sao Jorge; Lisbon Cathedral
34: Day 12 - Cadiz City founded in 1000 BC by the Phoenicians. Cathedral dates to mid-13th Century.
37: Day 13 - Malaga One of the oldest cities in the world - spans 2,700 years
38: More Malaga sights ...bullfighting ring; Plaza del Obispo; Roman theater; governor's palace; Picasso's home
40: Cathedral Malaga Started in 1528 finished in 1782
42: Day 14 - Valencia ...City of Arts & Sciences; Plaza de la Reina; Cathedral Santa Maria de La Valencia (home to the holy grail); 200-year old cafeteria
44: Travel Companions...
45: ...Gloria, Barry, Kathy, Kathy, Gayle, Butch, Jennie, Sam, Chris, Sharon, Toe, Chuck, Nathan, Mas, Daphne, Helen, Frank and Randal