Overnight Oceana sailed from Hvar to Venice. I was up early in the morning to watch her sail into Venice.
I am always conscious that one day ships such as Oceana will be banned from this passage so I take very opportunity to enjoy the sights of Venice from a ship.
Our cruise through the Suez Canal started in Dubai and took us to Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Salalah, then the transit of the Suez Canal, Valletta, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Venice, Split and finally back to Valletta.
Day 22 Monday 8th April: Venice, Italy
The forward observation deck was open and at 6 am I was one of the first to be out there. I settled into the starboard side of the deck sheltering from the wind. This would give me the best views as Oceana slowly navigated her way to the cruise terminal.
It is possible to see in the distance the entrance to the lagoon that Oceana would be taking.
Oceana passed the lagoon’s flood barriers.
These are the two tugs that accompanied Oceana all the way to the terminal.