Going into Vigo
As we neared Vigo, the Captain updated us that the Navigator of the Seas would leave her berth and Arcadia with then dock to allow the transfer of the ill passenger.
Vigo was overcast and the hills around were covered in cloud.
A small crowd stood on the viewing platform of the nearby shopping centre watching as Arcadia docked. Initially there were only a handful of lines tying the ship up as the forward gangplank was lowered to the quayside. Below us the gates opened and a second ambulance came and more emergency people came on board.
The Captain updated everyone over the ship’s tannoy about progress and requested that passengers refrain from photographing the forward gangplank.
Street art in Vigo
I took the opportunity to photograph parts of Vigo that I hadn’t seen before. Rather looking back at the quay I scanned the town to our side and forward of the ship.
This included a couple of murals on a distant building.
This building looked abandoned, and
this one did too.
Last black-tie evening
In the time I was in the shower and getting dressed for the last black-tie dinner, Arcadia had left the quayside and was on her way out of the port.
Dinner was one of the special menus of the cruise. I had the asparagus, a sorbet, the beef and finally ice cream. During the meal we had the cooks parade where we celebrated all the meals we had had on the cruise.
As this was our last formal evening the cameras were all out. Here we are captured across the table.
We walked a few steps to the Spinnaker Lounge and listened to the Upbeats Duo, In their set they played numbers from the Rolling Stones, Carly Lee Jepsen, as well as requests and lots of country music all in all an excellent evening’s music.