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World Cruise Port: Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cathedral ChuckThe ship docks at a sight near the main attractions and the walking tour begins dockside. Ninety percent of the city was destroyed in WWI and the city was rebuilt “cheaply and quickly” according to our guide. This translates into an urban landscape that is un-noteworthy except for some old structures like the famous cathedral, the highlight of the tour. [click to continue…]

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Cruise Port: Kinderdijk, Netherlands

WM c H20Located ten mile from Rotterdam, Kinderdijk is a small village featuring nineteen windmills dating to the 1500s. The windmills are very close the to dock site and can be reached by a 10 minute walk.The area was designated as a UNESCO site in 1997. It illustrates all the typical features associated with the construction of hydraulic works for land drainage such as dykes, reservoirs, and pumping stations as well as windmills. The work here began in the Middle Ages and has continued to the present day without interruption. [click to continue…]

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Cruise Port: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Cruise ships come into the port of Funchal, capital of Madeira, and the view is stunning.

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Cruise ships come into the Santa Catarina terminal in Puerto de la Luz which is very near the center of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

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Cruise Port: Walvis Bay, Namibia

Cruise ships come into a container port.

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Cruise Port: Cape Town, South Africa

The remarkable cityscape of Cape Town with its Table Mountain backdrop dominates the view when you come into the harbor.

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Cruise Port: Port Elizabeth,South Africa

The ship docked at the all purpose port with lots of containers and cars waiting for export in view.

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Cruise Port: Durban, South Africa

Cruise ships come into the Ocean Terminal, in the all purpose port of Durban in Natal Bay. Containers dominate one side.

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Cruise Port: Port Louis, Mauritius

Cruise ships pull into the all purpose dock  of Port Louis where containers are piled high.

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All ships come into Port of Fremantle, Victoria Quay, with a large container facility on one side.

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