The Vine, a divine hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... at this strange pink building, very tall, but made up of bits and pieces of structures which reminded me very much of the Tower of Terror ride in Disneyworld. Those up for it could take a twenty minute through the hotel's "magnificent" gardens, the rest of us (abut eight people) could go straight to the cocktail lounge and await our tea.
The hotel was very elegant inside, all the staff smartly turned out and polite, although some seemed a bit ...
... the boats from one sea to the other, and that's how Elenka and I found ourselves using them - as a means of travelling from A to B with a measure of luxury.
But it was this fourth trans-oceanic journey where my bravery bubble burst. Elin, a guest lecturer on the Celebrity Reflection, is a Welshwoman. Prior to her first talk which was titled "Atlantic Adventures" or words to that effect, I told Elenka that ...
... fortress on the bay as well as a castle further up the hillside. The forecast had been for heavy rain, but fortunately the sun was out and though there was low cloud over the mountains the weather was pleasantly warm dockside.
There was a large crush trying to get off. We were informed there was a shuttle bus between the port and the main shopping area but the line to get on was long so we availed ourselves of the café in the harbour side ...
... the various groups waiting for the coach. It was easy to spot our fellow passengers; all were over 70 and had large amounts of luggage. We were told we were on Coach 3 and it would come about 9-30. 15 minutes later she was back with the news that the bus was delayed and it would now be 10am but she reassured us that the ship knew about the delay and would not leave without us.
After what seemed an interminable time we were loaded on to the 3 buses and set off for Tilbury. This ...
... I couldn't help laughing hysterically. I think he re-aligned my back. For a moment, I felt like I was in the Caribbean.
From the bus stop in Funchal, we walked to our hotel and checked in. The awesome guy at reception gave us a free upgrade to room over the park with a balcony. This destination was already off to a good start!
After settling in to our hotel, we went up to the roof to see the rooftop area, which contained a pool, sun deck, and ...