Queen Victoria, Norwegian Epic, Rhapsody of the Seas, Europa (IV) & Veendam (IV) in Barcelona
Early start aboard Queen Victoria on the 5th November 2017 for the other ships' arrivals, which were pretty spaced apart.  Epic led the way, due to arrive for 5am in Terminal A with Rhapsody following and would dock ahead of us in Terminal D.  A quick bite to eat then back out.  Europa would be the other side of the bridge for 8am while Veendam was due at 10am in Terminal B.  The latter was a new one for me.  I had seen Ryndam (currently Pacific Aria for P&O Australia and Maasdam but Veendam and Statendam (now Pacific Eden for P&O Australia) had eluded me.  The fourth ship to bear the name, this 57,092grt ship was the last, entering service in 1996, gaining the aft cabins in 2009.
It was time for departures, as they would all sail before us except Veendam, which was staying overnight.  Epic and Rhapsody were due to sail at 5pm with Europa an hour later then us at 7pm.  Rhapsody slipped her moorings and headed silently out.  Europa was next, just after 6pm then Epic decided to shift it eighty minutes late.
Photos of ships in Barcelona the day before are here and the review of my Queen Victoria cruise can be found here.
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© Patricia Dempsey 5th November 2017
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