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Before and after a cruise we like to stay in a apartment where we can enjoy a great city...one thing we do not do is go out to expensive restaurants...why would you before and after a cruise?
You will get your fine dining fix on the boat...we only snack, can you say tapas, in Spain when we are out. I can taste the ham and cheese croissant we enjoy in Madrid.
But for our evening meal it is in the apartment, with a bottle of local wine, fresh bread and cheese.