Astoria & Celebrity Equinox in Gibraltar
The Celebrity Equinox cruise arrived in Gibraltar on the 14th August 2009.  To my surprise, Astoria was docked alongside.  I knew she'd been moved there from Barcelona for the auction, where Saga Cruises FINALLY got their Saga Pearl II on the 4th August, but didn't think she would still be there.  It was quite sad seeing her laid up, Transocean Tours logo painted out, especially having only seen her in Southampton eleven months earlier.
We docked for 2pm and I had an excursion to see some dolphins.  It gave a good opportunity to take some more shots of Astoria, plus Equinox.  It was also better now the haze had gone.
Just before 8pm we cast off and headed towards the open sea giving one last chance to take some photos of Astoria as we passed.
So that was that and I'm looking forward to seeing Astoria in her new Saga colours in March when she comes back to Southampton for her maiden voyage.  A review of my cruise can be found here.
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© Patricia Dempsey 14th August 2009
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