The Vine, a divine hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Spent the day wandering around Madeira. We purchased tickets for the hop on bus again and saw all the interesting points on the small island. We returned to the ship for the sail away at 4 pm. Had a lovely drink by the pool accompanied by a steel band as we watched Madeira fade in the distance. Lovely day. ...
... though. I had booked a tour for Lisbon, but I was sick the night before (not sea sickness, but just regular old upset stomach). I missed the tour, waking up about the time it was scheduled to leave. Consequently, though, I did not sample one of the famous custard tarts from Lisbon, but I saw where they were supposedly invented, and I saw the lines of people waiting to buy them. Next time. I wasn’t really into eating that day.
... 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 ...
Oh... There always has to be a last day of a vacation spot, and this is ours. All of us decided that this day was going to be spent, just enjoying the beauty of the Reid's Palace, and packing our bags to leave for London tomorrow. After breakfast, Jacques went back to the room, and began reading his morning newspaper. Marina joined him, and began the horrendous (according to her) job of organizing and packing Jacques. Followed, of course, ...
... breakfast we went back to the room. After a few minutes Marina appeared and asked if I want to go to town ..... Of course, so off we went.... (Jacques did not join us, as he was fast asleep.... too much breakfast, I guess.) This time we decided to take a cab to the town square. Boy, that saved a lot of time, and we were deposited in town center. Found all kinds of neat little boutiques, and weaved our way in/out of thousands of tourists who were ...