On-board Diary: The Med

Author: Keith Ellenbogen
Date: June 6, 2008



With the sun closing in on the horizon, at 8pm the Oceana Marviva departed the beautiful island of Mallorca and is now heading approximately 500 nautical miles southeast through the Mediterranean to Malta (an independent country since 1964). Sailing at an average speed of 8.2 knots per hour the voyage is going to take 72 hours and cover 500 nautical miles.

Mallorca is famous for its fancy sailboats and yachts and as we departed we passed an elegant but small sailboat heading into the marina with the famous cathedral in the background as well as one of the largest yachts I have ever seen extending at least 300ft (owned by late Onassis).