Posted by: martha sue | April 24, 2016

Last day on the ship…

We had a relaxing morning on the ship on our last day. After breakfast, we used the time before our excursion into Cannes to pack. We were to meet at 1:00 p.m. for the excursion. I didn’t notice though that our ticket said that the meeting place was on the pier in Cannes not on the ship. Jay just happened to check the ticket again – it said we needed to allow 45 minutes for the tender into port and it was almost 12:25! We got ready and went down to deck 4 to make our way off the ship. There was a line already so we not so patiently waited for the tender to get there.

Tendering into the Port of Cannes, France

Tendering into the Port of Cannes, France

Port de Cannes

Port de Cannes

We made it to the meeting point in time though so that was a relief. Our guide on this excursion was from Germany but she has lived in the South of France most of her life. I don’t know how to spell her name but she told us that it sounds like the state of Utah so I call her “Utah”. We took a bus ride to Saint Raphael, France – one of the oldest towns in the area. She took us on a walking tour and then let us go off on our own for 45 minutes or so. We found a café right across the street from the harbor and enjoyed a glass or two of merlot while watching boats in the harbor. It was a very pleasant and beautiful setting.

Beach area in Saint-Raphael, France

Beach area in Saint-Raphael, France

The second part of our excursion was a scenic drive on the Golden Corniche. The road runs close to the sea and through one of the most beautiful areas of the French Riviera.

French Riviera

French Riviera

Coast of South of France

Coast of South of France

The Esterel is a coastal mountain range and is made up of red volcanic rocks.

The Esterel - coastal mountain range

The Esterel – coastal mountain range

We made it back to the port of Cannes to catch the final tender back to the ship. Jay snapped some great shots of our ship.

Norwegian Epic - our home for 16 days - April 2016

Norwegian Epic – our home for 16 days – April 2016

Once back on board, we finished our packing and then went up to deck 15 for the sail away party before dinner.

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