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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... who has cruised will know how easy and enjoyable that can be.
Yesterday, we landed at our first and only European port, Madeira, a gorgeous volcanic island off the coast of Portugal. Eight of us hired a van/driver (Flauvio) who took us to see the highlights, which in this case, were not buildings, but natural beauty. For example, we were taken to the highest cliff in Europe (second highest in the world) overlooking the ocean 580 meters (over ...
... her own stuff. Me? Not packing, but exploring the incredible gardens at the hotel. What a gorgeous area this hotel sits in. According to Marina, who was here 50 years ago with her mother, the gardens were three times larger, and there were no other hotels, or even a town to speak of. I even managed to find our room from the gardens.... which was a real challenge. Marina and I had lunch, while Jacques fasted, because he had too much ...
... it is "Daytime" we go "Down" in the new area. If it is "night" we go up only. Back in our room, Marina and I decided we would wait a few minutes before going down to the pool, and hope the weather lightened up a little. I put my suit one, and waited for Marina to return. Waited, waited, waited..... No Marina. She must have fallen asleep, the next time I saw she and Jacques, it was aperitif time, and Jacques was at my door offering me a glass of ...
... to stay inside.... Venturing out for dinner was our big trip outside. I say big trip outside, well.... That is not exactly so. It takes longer to get to the spa, and in more tumultuous weather, than it was at our three minute walk to the adjoining building of Villa Cipriani Restaurant . Once there, rather than the open air of a couple of nights ago, all the doors were closed tight, and we could not help but hear and feel the pounding if the wind and rain outside, with only ...
... He came back to the table with grins on his face, willing to share any and all of his luxuries with us..... Both of us graciously declined.... So Jacques cleaned his plate, and we left the dining overly satisfied . Another wonderful ending to a very fun day in Madeira. Bon Nuit. ;ᘸ 4;ȩ 57;8 ...