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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price, and why not, it is a great full-board holiday. You can still dine in the main restaurants, dress up and enjoy black tie nights and see the great acts all in your holiday cost. You may be able to, in some cases argue that...
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Atlantic crossings can stop in the Azores - Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel is not in the Caribbean, but in the Azores mid-Atlantic. Because of its position the island is visited on many Caribbean cruises to and from the UK. Many cruising fans will book this crossing just for the ship and the journey. If you stop in Azores, Doris Bar...
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Casablanca, Morocco's largest city on the Atlantic Coast - Bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, in the central west part of Morocco is one of the world's largest artificial ports, Port Casablanca. It is the Morocco's largest city and most definitely a place as well as a film, but most people may know the 1942 film better. Kathy Kriger was such a...
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Forts are a stable diet in the Caribbean, as islands were won in blood shed and protected from the same. The São Brás Fort and military museum here only costs a few euros and it has guns and armoury from different conflicts through different generations. If you have an interest in military and armoury then I think you will find this...
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Lanzarote is another volcanic island with the darker black, red and white sand beaches and the moonscape parks that you can tour or drive through. The landscape is best seen from the Fire Mountain in the Timanfaya National Park which is famous for the fantastical shapes created by solidified volcanic lava. These have steaming hot natural holes or wells....
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San Cristóbal de La Laguna, better known as La Laguna is definitely worth a visit and it will take a half day to explore a good share of the classic the old houses in the main street. There is a local tourist office, as shown in the film, and that should be your first point of call. Get off...
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It might be the case that your ship does not sail until late and you can be a little more adventurous that you might be, even if you do want some time on the beach too. Jean was filming a number of things and she could have easily got the bus direct to Puerto de la Cruz, as she...
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Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and it has an active volcano, Mount Teide, which often rumbles and has a dramatic moonscape landscape now a National Park. Although the playground for the Ventura for most of the winter we went there with the Azura. Other landscapes here are the verdant valleys and lush plantations and vast pinewoods...
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Doris Visits La Palma in the Canary Islands Once you are in the Canaries area, your ship is just a floating hotel, which overnight moves you to another island. La Palma, ‘the fair isle’, was our stop having left Madeira. It is so called because of its fabulous landscape. Of all the many cruise stops, Santa Cruz is up there as...
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This is an easy place to explore on foot, but there are many things that make an excursion worth while, and the beaches are fantastic. Christopher Columbus came across Gran Canaria in 1492 and he instantly liked the verdant palm groves and excellent climate. The harbour may be tranquil but the capital Las Palmas is lively. It is an easy walk...
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