Brilliance of the Seas Mediterranean Cruise, August 2005

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Brilliance
of the Seas
Barcelona,
Spain
Ajaccio,
Corsica
Palma De Mallorca,
Spain
Guests Birthday Treat:
Grand Suite


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The Brilliance of the Seas

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Maiden Voyage: 19 July 2002
Passenger Capacity: 2,501
Gross Tonnage: 90,090
Length: 962'
Beam: 105.6'
Draft: 26.7'
Cruising Speed: 25 knots

Further detail can be obtained from: Royal Caribbean International & Meyer Werft Shipyard

  

Barcelona, Spain (28 August 2005 & 31 August 2005)

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Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya, is a popular destination with Europeans for short city-breaks.  In this city for all seasons it is the architecture that draws many visitors, due to its great concentration of art nouveau, known in Barcelona as modernisme.

Park GŁell.  The rocky ridge with a magnificent prospect of Barcelona and the Mediterranean, was bought in 1895 by Gaudiís rich patrol, Eusebi GŁell, with the idea of developing an English-style garden.  The project flopped; only three of the proposed 60 houses were built.  The area was taken over by the city council as a park in 1923. Casa Milŗ, also known as La Pedrera, the quarry, is an apartment building situated at Passeig de Grŗcia No. 92.  An example of Gaudiís civil architecture, it was built between 1906 and 1910 for the Mila family.
     
The Casa Batllo, forms part of Manzana del la DiscÚrdia. Situated at  Passeig de Grŗcia No. 43 it reflects the hand of Gaudi, who remodelled the house in 1906. It is said to represent the triumph of St. George over the dragon with its heaving roof (the dragonís back), scaly skin of mosaic tiles, windows (the bones of victims), and tower (the saintís lance).    Barcelona Port at Dawn The Spanish Coastline

 

Ajaccio, Corsica (29 August 2005)

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Corsica is a region of France, which geographically lies closer to Italy (off the coast of Tuscany and north of Sardinia).  The island has is approximately 8,680sq km (3,350) sq miles.  Ajaccio, on the west coast, is the largest city in Corsica and the islands political centre. 

Port de Plaisance Tino Rossi Port de Plaisance Tino Rossi A typical street Notre-Dame-de-la-Misťricorde.  The Cathedral of Ajaccio was built in 1582-93 by Giacomo della Porta.  In July 1771, when he was almost two, Napoleon was baptized at the font.

 

Palma De Mallorca, Spain (30 August 2005)

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Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, measuring 100km from east to west and 75 km from north to south. Situated 200km south of Barcelona, off the east coast of Spain, it is Europeís favourite holiday destination, visited by approximately 8 million tourists a year.  Mallorca has mountains, pretty villages, monasteries, market towns, nature reserves, fishing ports and many beaches.  Its capital, Palma, is one of the finest cities in Spain.

Palma Port viewed from the ship Palmaís Gothic Cathedral, also known as La Seu.  The first foundation stone was laid in 1230.  Building work continued for 400 years, resuming in 1851 when an earthquake destroyed the west front.
     
Inside La Seu The Courtyard of La Seu The Courtyard of La Seu
     
 
Fountains in Palma ZoŽ, John & Val  

  

Guests (28 August 2005 - 31 August 2005)

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Table 438 Detlef & Sibylle Bodil & Kjell Olav
     
 
Mike & ZoŽ Eugen & Uvale  

 

Birthday Treat - A Grand Suite (28 August 2005 - 31 August 2005)

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The Bar The Sitting Area The Bedroom
     
The Bathroom The Bathroom The Balcony
     
   
Chocolates    

 

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