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Old 07-17-2014, 09:28 PM   #61
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The next day we were in Malaga, Spain....

There was a huge yacht sitting near our ship....

We boarded a complimentary shuttle that dropped us off near the Plaza de la Marina. Super nice bus....

We took a right, and walked toward City Hall. We walked behind City Hall, and there is an elevator that takes you directly up to the Alcazaba. A guy met us as soon as we entered the tunnel to the elevator. And we gave him our money, and he put it into a machine, and gave us our tickets. When we exited the elevator, I took this picture....

The Alcazaba was a beautiful place to explore....



City Hall is right below us, to the left. And the Disney Magic is off in the distance.....

This view was looking toward the city. (you can see the Cathedral tower)

I moved the camera slighty right, and took this picture....

And again to the right....
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:53 AM   #62
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Great trip report!
Really helping to give me an idea of whats in store for the westbound in September.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:26 PM   #63
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More pics of the Alcazaba....







We were almost at the bottom (close to the Roman Theater), and there was the entrance for the Alcazaba. So you can go thru this entrance, and pay here, or go behind the City Hall, and pay there, and take the elevator to the top of the Alcazaba....

After we exited the Alcazaba, we took a right and walked over to the "visitor's center" for the Roman Theater. It was free, and they had a movie inside. It was pretty weird, and I would recommend that you skip it. There were some artifacts inside, and then you exit toward the Roman Theater....

Another shot of the theater...

Wow! I was pretty impressed. These were the first Roman ruins I had seen in my life....
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:20 PM   #64
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After we left the Roman theater, we walked toward the cathedral. We stopped behind the cathedral, and there was a garden area there, which was very peaceful....

People were sitting in this area, just relaxing....

We walked around to the front of the church....

We walked over to Calle Marques de Larios. Beautiful street, with many shops. The ladies loved it, and I sat on a bench while they shopped....

Went to the market also. (on Calle Atarazanas)...
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:20 PM   #65
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More pics of the Alcazaba....

I have to apologize for my son walking into your photo!

We had such a good time on this cruise, it's been great looking through your pics and remembering. I did wonder if one of us would turn up in your photos, should have known it would be my son
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:09 PM   #66
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We took the free shuttle back to the ship. Once we walked thru security at the port, I took this picture....

Once you walked thru security, this is what you see. They had a few shops that were open while we were there. Those seat reminded me of something you would see at an airport....

As we walked across the gangplank to enter the ship, I noticed these fish...

We ate lunch at Cabana's....

Took a picture of the port from Cabana's....

Another picture of the port, and you can see the shuttle buses....
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:17 PM   #67
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About 30 minutes before we left the port, I walked toward the back of the ship. There were kids lined up, waiting to catch a glimpse of "the mouse"...

They kids clapped their hands (like cheerleaders), and yelled "Mickey"!...

I walked down to deck 4, and took this picture near the port building....

Daisy came walking down deck 4, and when the kids saw her, there was some cheering....

Went back up to deck 9, and more families were walking toward the rear of the ship, still waiting on Mickey....





One last look toward Malaga....

Mickey came out in a "Matador" outfit, and the kids went crazy. I was told this was the first visit of a Disney ship to Malaga (not sure if that is true), and that was the reason for the huge turnout when we left....


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Old 07-31-2014, 08:29 PM   #68
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That evening was the Mediterranean menu....

Salad....

Lemon Herb shrimp...

Melon balls....

Soft shell crab (it was awful!)....

Spicy tomato soup (and it was SPICY!)

Main Course menu....

Feta cheese and spinach turnovers, and they were very good. They were on the vegetarian menu. Awesome combination...

Flank steak....

Chicken....

Veal Shank was outstanding....

Dessert menu....



Apple Tart....

Barcelona sundae....

Sweet Temptations....
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #69
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Enjoyed your review and pictures as I get ready to do my second WBTA cruise next month.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:49 PM   #70
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Our final evening on the cruise, and we were getting very close to Barcelona...

Appetizer menu....

Grilled potato and Goat cheese....

Potato & Leek soup....

Cranberry Salad....

Main course menu.....

Pasta with shrimp only....

Roasted chicken....

Beef Wellington.....
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:33 PM   #71
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Excellent trip report!
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:32 PM   #72
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Dessert menu....


Baked Alaska....

Apple Pie....

Celebration Cake....

String Fever performed again, in Fathoms. Great talent, and they kept the show fresh, and everyone seemed to like them....

After String Fever, the crew performed "If I were not upon the sea". Brent had everyone laughing when he came out as the Ballerina.....

The entire cast....

The next morning at Barcelona, we dropped off our luggage at DW Consigna. They had a booth right beside of the area where you grabbed your luggage. We then got on this bus which took us right near the start of Las Ramblas....

Walking up Las Ramblas was interesting.....

After walking around the Gothic Quarter, we took the Aerobus to the airport....

We flew from Barcelona to Munich, and rented a car and drove to Salzburg, Austria, and spent 2 nights there....

Seeing all the sights from Sound Of Music was awesome. We stopped by Maria's Abbey....

Drove over to Obersalzburg, Germany to check out the Eagles Nest. We got there to late to take the tour, but the area was beautiful....

Went down into a bunker under the Hotel zum Turken, that lead to Hitler's house (the Berghof)....

Walked around the sight of the Berghof. The only thing left is a couple of retaining walls....

Finished off the evening in Berchtesgaden. Beautiful town....

What a great vacation. Definitely the biggest vacation we've ever done. The cruise was great. Funchal was interesting, Malaga was beautiful, with so much history. Barcelona was also full of history, and the Roman ruins were fascinating. Loved Salzburg. It was my favorite. And I would love to go back to Berchtesgaden, and spend some more time in that area. (and go to the Eagles Nest)
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:58 PM   #73
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Sounds like a fabulous trip. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:11 PM   #74
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What a wonderful report! And the cities you visited on the tail end of the trip looked amazing, too.
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