Monday, 17 February 2014

Bobbing about in Biscay.

We’re in the middle of three sea days before reaching our first destination of Madeira on Wednesday.  The journey so far has been a bit choppy but the “Oriana” is giving us a very easy ride.


On Saturday evening we sailed serenely down Southampton Water, past Fawley Oil Refinery and round the Isle of Wight. 


The “must have” photo.


We’re very pleased with our cabin – plenty of room!


Sunday started with a very windy game of deck quoits.  Half the ship turned up for the game but only the elite were chosen (if you believe that you’ll believe anything!)


The choppy conditions, as we entered the Bay of Biscay, made swimming in the pools a bit of fun – if you were a strong enough swimmer that is! 


The ship has some lovely features – this ceiling above “Tiffanies” really does make you feel like being under a lamp shade.


At 2 0’ clock this morning, amid a force 9 gale in the southern part of the Bay of Biscay, the waves leaving the bow of ship and passing our cabin window were tremendous.  Even so, the ship rode the seas very well and we are still fit and well and attending breakfast this morning!


  1. Try lunch at Al Fresco 12.30 or 2pm best time. Deck 12 fwd. Don't forget the Spar is free as well as steam room and sauna.. and the gym.. Keep fit guys!

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