Sunday, October 02, 2011

A strange cruise port

I have returned to Gibraltar recently only to find the port is becoming less and less interesting as a cruising port. 
By today's standards it seems strange to have fuel tanks close to the passenger ship berths. One such tank exploded in May while INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS was alongside.
From the ship's decks the view is made of dull modern buildings and even Main Street shopping seems decadent. 
Gibraltar was a much better touristic place back in 1984 when I first went alongside on that same pier... Despite all the shortcomings, the Rock is still a popular port of call with the maincruise operators sending their ships to Gibraltar.

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