Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
The old saying goes that the best is always saved for last, and that’s a very accurate statement here onboard Silversea’s Silver Wind, as Voyage 2334 from Rome to Malaga slowly winds its way to a close.
In contrast to the rough weather we had experienced as of late, today is the quintessential postcard-perfect day in the Mediterranean. The sun is out in full force, with only the faintest wisp of cloud cluttering an otherwise brilliant blue sky. Temperatures are warm, the wind is slight, and the seas are so smooth that upon waking this morning, I thought we were docked.
We were supposed to call on Cartegena, Spain today but due to the adverse conditions present in the last few days, Captain Palmieri made the decision to cancel the call in order to drop the ship’s speed to provide guests with a slower – and safer – day at sea.
However, at 9 a.m., Captain Palmieri came over the public address system to inform guests that the Silver Wind will come alongside in Malaga around 6:30 p.m. this evening. Yesterday, our arrival time was supposed to be closer to midnight, but today’s calm conditions allowed for an increase in speed that will have us arriving four hours earlier and will ensure that no guests miss flights or onward arrangements tomorrow.
Our Live Voyage Report through the Mediterranean aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind continues tomorrow as we disembark in Malaga and spend some time in the always-fascinating city of London, England. Be sure to follow along on twitter by following the hashtag #LiveVoyageReport.