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Norwegian Epic cruise – Cannes port stop

I was looking forward to visiting Cannes on our cruise as I’d never been before and it was always somewhere I fancied the sound of.  It’s best known for the film and TV festivals it hosts but I was looking forward to a port stop where we […]

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Norwegian Epic cruise – Livorno port stop (for Pisa and Florence)

  Livorno is one of Italy’s largest ports and it is from this stop which most cruise passengers disembark their ship and head for Florence or Pisa or both.  The port itself isn’t that attractive and I must admit we didn’t even really consider having a wander around […]

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Norwegian Epic cruise – Naples port stop

The itinerary for our Western Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Epic had some great port stops, none of which I’d been to before.  The first was Naples.  The ship arrived in the port at 7am and was due to depart at 6pm so there was a good day of exploring to […]

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Family Friendly Norwegian Epic

Often when holiday providers promote themselves as family friendly it is more beneficial for school age children so it is helpful to know if the same counts for pre-schoolers.  The Norwegian Epic markets itself as family friendly so did it match up to expectations with its activities and […]

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Norwegian Epic 2 Bed Family Villa

In September we spent a week on the Norwegian Epic as it sailed from Barcelona on a Western Mediterranean cruise.  There are posts to come about where we went and what we did, we had an amazing time. First thing’s first……the ship itself and the accommodation we got […]

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Skydiving in Empuriabrava

If you approach Empuriabrava during the daytime you will know you are headed in the right direction as you see skydivers floating in the sky above you.  It is the home of Skydive Empuriabrava and is renowned as being the world’s most popular skydiving zone. Anyone can […]

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Begur and L’Estartit

During our week in Empuriabrava we went on a few trips out to see the surrounding areas and one of our favourites was going to Begur and the beach at L’Estartit. Begur had come up a few times when I was researching places to go on the […]

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Dali Theatre and Museum, Figueres

While we were in Empuriabrava we had a morning in Figueres, about a 30 minute drive away.  Figueres is the hometown of Salvador Dali so it comes as no surprise that there is a museum there dedicated to him, the Dali Theatre and Museum.  It also houses […]

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Butterfly Park, Empuriabrava

When we were looking for things to do with the kids in Empuriabrava we came across the Butterfly Park on internet searches and drove past the road sign for it a couple of times.  On our last day we decided to head there for an hour or […]

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Family friendly Empuriabrava, Costa Brava

During August we rented a villa in Empuriabrava, on the Costa Brava.  We had already booked a cruise which would be leaving from Barcelona so we decided to look at places on the Costa Brava as they were close to the departure port.  Mr ATWWAH and I […]

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