Then we sailed out in to the Adriatic.
Evening after leaving Venice
It was a formal evening and after changing we headed up to the Beach House for a meal together.
We had booked a few days before but after the ship’s change over in Valletta all of the earlier bookings are been deleted! After a brief discussion a table was found for us then we could relax and have our meal.
I had a different starter of nachos for a change but stayed with the steak on a hot lava rock for my main and the fruit sizzler for desert.
After such a long day and my self-inflicted falls we went back to the cabin early.
From the Cruise Log
Monday 8 April – Venice, Italy
Wind Westerly Force 2
Weather Overcast. Light Showers
Through the night Oceana made her way north through the Adriatic Sea towards Venice, passing several oil fields on the way.
Approaches to Venice are organized with two TSS’s (traffic separation schemes) to ensure safe passage of all the vessels in the area.
Passing through the breakwater at 06:20, picked up 2 Pilots before proceeding up the canal through the heart of Venice.
After the first major bend in the canal two harbour tugs approached the vessel and made fast, one forward and one aft. This is a requirement by the local port authority but also assists with the manoeuvring of the vessel around some of the tighter comers.
The transit of the canals took just 60 minutes to complete but with the beautiful sights of Venice it will be 60 minutes that most of our Guests will remember for a long time.
Before arriving to the berth we let go our forward tug and made the manoeuvre towards berth 117. By 07:54 Oceana was all fast, gangways were rigged and our pontoon was being extended.
Departing Venice, Oceana was backed out of her berth before swinging ‘bow-to-port’ and connected the two tug boats the same way as arrival. Proceeding back down the canal Oceana made her way steadily back out to the Adriatic Sea and onwards towards Split, Croatia.