Novotel Marseille Est
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Awaking each morning to tea and toast etc. served to our room whenever we desire (6:30 for me) and having it on the balcony as the ship comes in to the next port is an unforgettable experience. This we did again today as we arrived at Marseilles - La Joliette. The view is stunning and we later enjoyed it more as we had 'proper breakfast' on the Terrace upstairs with John and Melinda. Then off on our meanderings into Marseille. After a good ...
... out to be 5-6 more. Our wonderful friend Mary had volunteered to get more rose and beer so we were fine.
Everyone seemed to have a good time, the conversation was lively and we had music courtesy of the new Bluetooth speaker system I had purchased as an early birthday gift to myself at the Apple store in town.
Yes, you heard me - there is an Apple ...
... than the companies that we're going to see in the following days. FedEx is an American company and although they are managed independently, they still follow an American philosophy and they have an open door policy and are given goals and evaluations. The employees said that it was definitely different from other companies that they have worked for. However, they definitely liked that if they needed to, they can go to HR and report a ...
... which was a very impressive feat of maneuvering since there was less than a foot of space on either side between the other multi-million-dollar boats.
After lunch we headed back up the hill to finish our time in Monte Carlo by seeing the iconic casino. After a thorough once over by the tuxedo clad doormen (no sandals are allowed and I could tell they were less than thrilled that I was wearing shorts but they let it slide) we were able to head to the ...
... performed around the ship. It was an excellent concert. The variety of music was extensive, from major classical masterpieces, to a baracket of Andrew Lloyd Webber, other popular songs and some of his own compositions etc.
The ship sailed out once again at around 5pm, this time however was for the last leg of our cruise, to head through the night to arrive in Barcelona at around 12noon on Sunday 3 August 2014.