Day 45 – Cannes, France – 5th July, 2015

Cannes, France – 07:00 to 17:00

We arrived at the home of the Cannes Film Festival and playground for the rich and famous, but wait, with all this extravagance they don’t have a cruise ship dock. You guessed it, a tender port. Judi’s back and hips are complaining, after the strenuous tours of the past few days, so I am heading out on today’s adventure alone. This tour was brilliant, with guided portions and lots of free time for independent exploring and snapping lots of photographs. Judi’s last words were, “Take lots of photos”. Well over 300 photographs and an almost exhausted battery, should be enough.

Temperature: High 35C/95F, Low 24C/75F

Wind/Weather: Light Airs, fine & clear

Sunrise/Sunset: 05:55/21:15

Clox: Z+2 (no change)

 

Navigation

Sea Princess maintained Westerly courses at a speed of about 14 kts throughout the early hours of morning towards Gulf De La Napoule, off Cannes. Arriving about 06:30, once the ship was brought up to the anchor the tenders were lowered and tendering operations commenced shortly after 07:00.

Cannes ship's tender returning to Sea Princess

Ship’s tender operating at the shore pier.

The last tender was scheduled at 16:00 prompt, unfortunately half the ship decided they wanted to catch the last one and tours kept returning until about 16:30. Therefore, tendering operations didn’t complete until about 17:30. Once the tenders were secured, the anchor was weighed (hoisted up) and Sea Princess departed for Barcelona, steering generally SW’ly courses at a speed of about 18.5 kts.

 

Cannes, France

Cannes, located on the French Riviera, is a high end tourist destination, or probably best described as a playground for the rich and famous, with numerous marinas, luxury shops, restaurants and hotels. It hosts the Annual Film Festival and International Advertising Festival.

Activities

 

While I was off on the tour, Judi spent a relaxing day stretching her back and catching up on her World Cruise journal, which was a few days behind, due to the recent plethora of ports. Upon return, we both got changed and headed up to the pool for a soak and quiet swim. Wow, extremely refreshing after yet another hot and punishing day in almost 40C/100F heat. After the pool, we got changed and headed up to the Horizon Court for a quick dinner before retiring early for the evening. I managed to get a couple of hours work on photos completing Venice and starting on Dubrovnik. A great start to the catch up, but still almost 1,000 photographs to go.

 

As another day closes, we bid you farewell, till tomorrow and hope for fair skies and following seas.

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