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Jul 17, 2018 - Up date for Friday 13th

Dear all, Well moving on. Friday saw us in Tenerife visiting two lovely gardens. Some plants and flowers are very similar to ours but thought the bromeliads are really large and some of the flowers on them quite large. Have included one picture. It is a little windy and cooler on the ship. We are having a lovely time getting lots of rest ready for the trips ahead. Kind regards Dianne and Paul

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Our Big Trip

Nov 3, 2016 - Past Gibraltar to the Canaries

Our first night at sea, as much as the gentle rocking of the ship was soothing, Mike woke up every couple of hours to look out the balcony and see where we were and how the waves were doing. The stars were so bright and clear. One of the first tasks you learn as an experienced cruiser is to book all your dinner reservations and shows early on… wow, that took a while – let’s just say their technology on board needs some work. They have touch screens scattered through the ship from which you could plan your meals and entertainment, but many...

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Portugal Cruise

Mar 31, 2015 - Canary Islands

We arrived in Tenerife this morning and took a taxi tour of the island. The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife boasts a rich variety of scenery and attractions, from lively resorts and volcanic beaches in the south to the lush interior of the Orotava Valley and the stunning lunar landscapes of El Teide National Park, dominated by 12,000 foot snowcapped Mount Teide, Spain's highest mountain. The historic capital, Santa Cruz, is in the north. Our taxi driver was very informative. He only spoke a little bit of English, but he had a great...

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Mar 29, 2015 - At Sea Talent Show

Great news! Jerry won first place in the talent show. He sang "The Wonder of You" by Elvis. He did a great job. They are sending the video to Costa to be viewed for a possible singing contract on Costa Cruises. It would be fun to win and go on free cruises. :-) He sang in the huge theatre too, he usually sings in the smaller lounges, but this one was held in a huge theatre that seats over 1,000. I am adding pictures from the rehearsal showing more of the theatre as well as the actual show. I took mostly videos and will have to add them...

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Nov 20, 2014 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Thur. 20 Nov. 2014 Weather:- 19 degrees/Sunny/Clouds/Rain Santa Cruz de Tenerife 13:00 23:30 10:30h Our first sight of the island of Tenerife on this nice sunny morning was when we were cruising 3 nautical miles along the coastline passing the mountain ranges of Anaga and Taborno which reach a height of about 1024 meters. The eye sees through the haze that permeates this side of the world better than the camera lens does so we had some nice vistas of the sun hitting the nooks and crannies of the Island of Tenerife. Founded in 1494 the town...

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Med. Melodies Encore

Nov 19, 2014 - 2nd Sea Day

Wed. 19 Nov. 2014 MSC Sinfonia Weather:-20 degrees/Sunny 2nd sea day Our ports of call itinerary has been changed around because of a ‘High Seas’ (7 metre waves) forecast for Funchal Harbour tomorrow so now Santa Cruz de Tenerife is our destination tomorrow followed by Las Palmas on the 21st November and Funchal is the plan for 22nd November. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope it all works out. We are having fun meeting lots of people from all around the place; at dinner time we always sit at the same table with the same people as...

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Med. Melodies Encore

Nov 17, 2014 - Seven days at sea

It is Monday am and we have arrived in Santa Cruz Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, which are off the coast of East Africa. We find someone who has the incredibly expensive internet to learn that the Seahawks have pulled out a big victory. The must have really kicked it up a notch. After breakfast we walk the kilometre in to the town and decide to take the Hop on/Hop off bus. It is a great way to see the highlights and then get off at the stop you want. As usual, we are going to take the full one hour loop as Santa Cruz seems...

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Apr 18, 2010 - Welcome to Teneriffe!

This morning we arrived in the Canary Islands to the largest island of Teneriffe. We signed up for a shore excursion to the Loro Zoo about 45 minutes west of Santa Cruz. Getting on the bus was a little bit crazy when you consider there are 3000 people on this ship that havent seen land in nearly 9 days, but we made it! Teneriffe is very interesting, it reminds me alot of the pictures Ive seen of Hawaii but not nearly as much foliage. They do have the most incredible array of flowers Ive ever seen anywhere. There was even a tree that had...

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Europe 2010

Apr 17, 2007 - Las Palmas, CANARY ISLANDS

April 17th The Gran Canaria landscape is dramatically beautiful. Even though the volcanoes have fallen silent, they are not all extinct. The last major eruption came from Teneguia [on La Palma], and lasted for nearly a month between October and November 1971. The volcanoes have not been entirely destructive - the rugged islands owe their very existence to the smouldering cones after all. Everything seems to thrive in the sub-tropical climate - unlike the nearby Sahara Desert. Even though the Canary Islands are near Africa, they share few of...

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Nov 6, 2005 - Tenerife, The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are Europe's Hawaii. They are a group of seven volcanic islands located far enough south that they have a mild spring-like climate year round. For Europeans they are an affordable spot to catch some rays, but at times they have been overrun by stoned backpackers and their reputation has suffered as a result. Although the Canaries are less than one hundred miles off the coast of Africa depending on which island you are talking about, they have belonged to Spain for five hundred years and there is hardly a black face so be...

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