Norwegian Jade Cruise Photos
Day 10: Cannes, France
Norwegian Jade dropped anchor off Cannes, France early in the morning. Another large ship, MSC Divina, was already anchored nearby.
Off to the east, yachts resembled a naval flotilla in the morning haze.
Cannes was a tender port, so Norwegian Jade's crew
had lowered four lifeboats to provide transportation between ship and shore.
Tenders were being loaded two at a time from a dock that folded out of Norwegian Jade's hull.
Every few minutes, a pair of tenders departed toward the Quai Croisière in Cannes.
We waited until the crowd thinned out, then went ashore ourselves. (These photos were taken from our tender as it left the ship.)
Norwegian Jade receded into the distance as we sped toward Cannes.
Within a few minutes, we passed the lighthouse that marked the harbor entrance.
The tender brought us to the , which is located on a spit of land at the western edge of the harbor.
The terminal had a tourist-information desk (where we obtained a free map) and public toilets. A sign provided a login and password for a free Wi-Fi hotspot.
A beach on the other side of the breakwater offered views of Norwegian Jade (left) and MSC Divina.
Looking west, we could see more towns and mountains along the French Riviera.
Hat vendors had set up business along the wall behind the beach. Some of the hats were quite stylish--they weren't just souvenir throwaways.
The road and sidewalk from the cruise terminal fed into the Quai St-Pierre, a busy street along the western curve of the waterfront in downtown Cannes.
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