Cruising To Spain
Cruising to Spain! Yes, I’m on the ferry from Portsmouth, south England to Santander on the north coast of Spain. We use the ferry as a method of transport but there are folks using this ship for “Cruising”! They travel to Spain, spend 2 hours in Santander then cruise back… more so in the summer than at this time of year – I must be honest!
Onboard you can watch movies in the cinema, get a massage or manicure, swim in the pool located in the top bar, play bingo, watch a live show, participate in quizzes and so on.
There is a very swish dining room where normally you have to make reservations for dinner and breakfast – it’s right next to the Piano bar where a pianist plays “old time” favorites. So of an evening, the Cruise passengers dress up and make an evening of it.
This time, though, there are only hardy travelers onboard.. people going to Spain. The dining rooms are practically empty and there is no pianist.