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After three days at sea out to the Canary Islands, Madeira, otherwise known as the Garden Island, is likely to be your first stop.It is the most beautiful island with a wonderful display of sub-tropical plants and flowers. A few months before this film was made, in the dry heat there was a terrible bush fire that destroyed homes and killed...
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At the top of the cable car, don't walk straight past the gardens to get to the toboggan ride. See the gardens first or you will have to come back up again as opposed to going down from the base of the toboggan. The Monte Tropical Gardens are so extensive (70,000 sq meters) that you could spend a day there...
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OK, so Christmas tradition is a sleigh ride, reindeer, Father Christmas in a red hat, and curved wrought iron hand rails on the sleigh. But in Madeira it is all year round, except they are dressed in white like Gondoliers in white suits and straw hats. Not many cruisers will hit the snow, but they will get the traditional...
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Why not splash out? Well, you might just get addicted and want to book the next one, so, how to spread the money over two cruises rather than make mistakes on one... you may have your own ideas you can send us for a second film. If it is your first cruise you may think that once booked, everything is...
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This is the hidden gem of Cadiz. Puppets and puppeteering have moved on leaps and bounds with their use in movies from Aliens, Jaws and Jurassic Park to the stage show turned film War Horse. Now of this would be possible without the work of the worlds great puppeteers, of which Francisco Peralta González was one. Said to have built...
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Going away before the end of the year, if you are thinking of using the city sight seeing red bus,we have a 10% discount, just print it, take and use it... or book on line before. <a data-fasc-href="10% Discount coupon for Hop on Hop Off Services" class="fasc-button fasc-size-large fasc-type-flat fasc-style-bold" target="_blank" style="background-color:#9e333c;color:#e3f02d;" data-fasc-style="background-color:#9e333c;color:#e3f02d;" data-fasc-id="fasc-button-tid-1542734778755"> 10% Discount coupon for Hop on Hop...
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Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits, but first there is normally an introduction from the head chef and he will introduce key staff. Because he is unlikely to use a microphone, sit towards the front... The...
La Coruna is an increasingly popular staging post for ships leaving the UK on the way to the Mediterranean, West Africa or the Canary Islands. Transatlantic Quay is the closest European port to New York and sits on the northwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsular. It is used by many cruise lines including P&O, Marella, Fred Olsen, Cunard, and...

Cadiz Guide

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Cadiz does deserve the label historic Cadiz, because Cadiz dates back to the 12th century BC so is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world with traceable history. It is a natural harbour taken by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. Cadiz is easy to navigate and walk round, but a long walk if you get lost, see the...
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Originally a Muslim palace "Zuda", was converted to gothic style in 1309 under James II. Who also completed the Cathedral started by his predecessor James I. Palma is an easy and inviting port to explore, on foot at almost no cost, and these wonderful places are very cheap to visit. The Cathedral and the Palace will both charge just a few euros,...