Back To Sea And What A Sunrise!


Well folks, as I write this gazing out of the cabin window my breath is taken away! Working late into the night, I’m rarely up early enough to see the sunrise. This morning however as we are arriving into A Coruña, I am delighted I did! It truly is absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure why but I have always preferred a sunrise over a sunset.

The view from the cabin across the deck as the sun rises above the horizon on our approach to Spain.

Nicknamed ‘The Crystal City’ A Coruña is a port city on a promontory in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. It’s probably best known for its Roman lighthouse and the Tower of Hercules, with stunning sweeping coastal views. In the medieval old town is the arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes. In this square is the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th-century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. This morning my local breakfast consists of warm local bread and of course a traditional Spanish omelette also known in Spanish cuisine as tortilla española.

A beautiful local breakfast in Spain featuring a local tortilla española.

It has been a gentle few days back onboard Britannia with smooth seas across the Bay Of Biscay. I even managed to sneak in to the back of the theatre to watch Kevin deliver his first port presentation of the summer.

Kevin delivering his first port presentation of the summer to a packed theatre.

For now we are heading a little further afield to discover what this beautiful destination has to offer and perhaps to sample a few more local delicacies! The scene is set for what will be another fantastic summer!

About the author

“Simply put, theatre isn’t a performance. It is a passion onstage and off” says Adam. Originally qualified in performing arts his career has taken him on a varied and interesting journey; everything from producing a summer pantomime at sea through to performing for the A-list stars in London and around the world. Born in the North East, Adam is now a freelance Director, Choreographer & Producer working across the U.K. on a number of productions.
4 Responses
  1. Wendy

    Hi Adam
    Great new website, The pictures are fab. Jack and I are going on Oriana in a few weeks, thought it was about time we saw something of our own country for a change.
    Hope you and Kevin are well and hope to see you sometime on Britannia.
    Much love
    Wendy and Jack x

    1. Adam Allinson

      Lovely to hear from you both! I hope you’re well – and I guarantee you’ll have a great time! The U.K is one of my favourite places to cruise!


    Hi Adam, Fred and I spent a lovely evening listening to your beautiful piano playing,you are amazing. We enjoyed the afternoon in your company,eating tapas and more tapas and even more tapas!!.Hope we get the chance to listen to you again on Britania,we had a lovely time on our first cruise. Take care, Lynn and Fred.

    1. Adam Allinson

      Hello! So pleased you had such a lovely time! It was lovely to meet you both too! I look forward to seeing you again some time soon!

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