Our last port was St Peter Port in Guernsey. There we visited an underground museum and had a great lunch.
The next day we docked early in Southampton.
Our seven day cruise on Sapphire Princess took us from Southampton to La Coruna, Bilbao, Le Verdon, St. Peter Port and finally back to Southampton.
Day 7 St. Peter Port: Friday, 31st May 2019
The sea at St Peter Port was flat and calm and we had blue skies all around us. We were woken early as the tenders were lowered ready to take passengers ashore.
We had a cup of tea and waited for announcements of the tender service starting before we went for breakfast in the International Dining Room. After picking up our priority tickets we went down to Deck 4 to catch our tender. Behind Sapphire we could see P&O Britannia.
It was a smooth trip in, then outside the St Peter Port harbour we waited next to one of Britannia’s tenders. It looked much larger than Sapphire’s.
St Peter Port
Two cruise ships and lots tenders meant that there was a queue waiting to dock. When it was our turn, our tender docked just behind one of Britannia’s. The ramp up from the dock was packed as we all streamed up to the top. The car park had been emptied and we followed the path on the left until we reached the dockside road.
We walked along the side of the quay and then walked down the ramp to the beach.
Castle Cornet was on our left behind the jetty. We sat and watched a party of school kids rock pooling at the top of the beach.
La Valette, the underground military museum
We walked to the museum and passed by the Octopus restaurant. Our plan was to visit the museum in the tunnels dug during the Second World War by the Nazis and then have a wander in the town.
The tunnels had contained four large tanks for aviation fuel. The work had stopped on digging another tunnel for a fifth tank.
The museum had lots of fascinating exhibits and filled in for me a lot of the history of the occupation of the island.