Awaiting Your Return From Shore
Gibraltar is the famous promontory located at the
western entrance of the Mediterranean, with Spain to the north and, across
the Straits, Morocco to the south. The Straits, a channel 36 miles long that
connects the Atlantic with the Mediterranean, are 27 miles wide at the west
end, 8 miles at their narrowest. Africa is clearly visible on a fine day.
There is an incredible landing strip which bisects the two-mile long, narrow
isthmus linking the colony geographically to mainland Spain.
The British have controlled Gibraltar for over two centuries. A favorite
pastime is strolling along Main Street to browse and shop in the many
duty-free shops or stop in one of the pubs for a genuine ale, fish and
chips, or a steak and kidney pie. Many visitors come to see Gibraltar's
curiosity, the Barbary Apes. According to legend, the British will remain as
long as the apes survive.
The ship is scheduled to dock at North Mole, Western Arm Pier. It is one
mile or a 20-minute walk to the town center. Taxis are generally
available on the pier.
As a free port, Gibraltar's shops offer a wide selection of duty-free
goods from all over the world. The majority of shops are located along
Main Street. Most popular buys include English woolens, jewelry,
perfumes and cosmetics, crystal, English china, Lladro and Nao
Pubs found along Main Street and in some of the side streets are popular
places to have a quick meal and a drink.
Alameda Botanical Gardens. Opened in 1816, the gardens have
been restored to botanical gardens.
Gibraltar Cable Car. On the fringe of the downtown area is the
Cable Car Base Station; from here the cable car runs to the top of the
Golf.Valderrama Golf Club
is ranked in the top 50 courses by Golf Magazine. The back nine is more
difficult than the front, and the most famous holes are 4 and 17.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
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