Princess Guernsey Cruise, 31st July – 3rd August 2015
After the success of the recent cruise from Port Adriano to the Barcelona Grand Prix back in May, a second Princess flotilla successfully cruised into St Peter Port Guernsey to enjoy a fascinating weekend exploring the island and its rich maritime history.
On Friday 31st July, the Princess party – a flotilla of yachts, set sail from the South Coast, crossing the English Channel in a text book four hour crossing, with not a breath of wind to ripple the waves.
Following a welcome drinks party and just one or two glasses of bubbly at St Peter Port Marina, set against a vibrant backdrop of bars and restaurants, guests were able to look forward to a weekend of exploration and relaxation, hosted by the team from Princess Motor Yacht Sales.
The itinerary for the weekend was relaxed. While some preferred to spend time aboard their yachts – enjoying the odd glass of wine or soaking up the sun, other more intrepid explorers were able to take a tour of the island by bus or foot. One or two even chose an impromptu trip across the waters to the island of Herm, (some admittedly by ferry!) taking advantage of the beautiful weather and the still waters, to get the most from their visit.
Saturday evening brought the group back together once again for a sociable evening – to savour a delicious ‘Surf n
Turf’ Barbecue (hosted by the Guernsey Yacht Club) overlooking the rugged Guernsey Coastline and the magnificent Castle Cornet.
And it was Castle Cornet that was to be the final destination. The Castle has guarded the entrance to the harbour for more than 800 years, with a rich history that takes it through the sieges of the hundred years war, to the English Civil War and beyond.
Offering breath-taking views towards the other Channel islands, guests of Princess were able to participate in a personal tour and final celebratory drink to toast the end of a successful voyage.
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