I’ll never forget my first morning in a balcony cabin, waking up in Barcelona and seeing a 200ft Christopher Columbus point out to sea…

And America?

No. He’s really pointing towards a position somewhere near the city of Constanine in Algeria but who’s caring? Barcelona is a bit shambolic or Ramblaolic like that but that’s its essence.

Take for example Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia – the current builders have been granted an official building permit 137 years after construction started.

Mistake!

It ought to stay unfinished… after all The Scary One is always needing to do one more thing to our house.

One of the great statues is the Martin Luther King Jr 30ft Stone of Hope next to the National Mall in Washington DC is portrayed as unfinished because the Struggle is unfinished.

I’ll be on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas where I might even do a bit of surfing on FlowRider with Irish professional surfer Gearoid McDaid.

And the King and I: Washington DC

But I will be pointing to America when I do. Visit http://www.royalcaribbean.ie. And if you want to read more about how I fared the last time I tried surfing on the high seas visit https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/a-royal-party/(opens in a new tab).

Cor-phew!

Idyllic: Corfu

Maybe our friends on the Continent could share some of their sun with us.

The sun is burning hot, hot, hot, just now and it is something that the Corfiots are all too familiar with as we found out when we honeymooned there all those years ago.

They recommended that you hit the hills or take to the seas… you’ll need no second invitation.

Our friends at TUI http://www.tuiholidays.ie have Dublin-Corfu and a seven-day all-inclusive cruise on the Adriatic Explorer from €1,189pps on July 12. Visit http://www.tuiholidays.ie

You snooze, you lose the cruise

Colossal: Photo by Davi Pimentel.

Here at Cruiseday Tuesday we like to keep you up to date with the great late deals because we know you’ve always got a bag packed ready!

MSC has this great offer for a seven-day spin on Divina around the Mediterranean from £999pp leaving from Cagliari in Sardinia and taking in Palma, Valencia and Marseille and also Genoa, Rome and Palermo. From July 2-9. Visit http://www.msccruises.ie.

MEET YOU ON THE SEAS

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Published by funtime65

Lets dance! I’ve waltzed with Judy Murray, partied with Brian Lara, manned the barricades with Civil Rights leader Myrlie Evers and even unmasked The Donald as a mariachi fan. Join me (and my bandana) on a madcap tour of the world with the people who make it all possible, our wonderful travel providers.

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