Vila Gale Santa Cruz
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FUNCHAL, PORTUGAL: HERE WE COME... After 8 days crossing the Atlantic, we were ready to set foot on land!
Even the funny hat man is glad to see land ...
... s a swim in the sea water filled pool, which is nearly as cold as Lake Wanaka and ensures lengths are done in record breaking time, followed by 15 minutes in the Jacuzzi (We do shower after leaving the gym!) Rhianwyn has attended the craft class and after being sent away the first time and told to come back in two days succeeded in making a crochet bag, only for the feisty Italian leading the session to exclaim, "It's wrong" and unravel ...
... language from quite a reasonable distance, and figured we were probably good for 6 euros should he sidle up alongside us. And so the dodgy knees won the vote and we jumped in and enjoyed the 5-10 minute cab ride which just seemed to go down down and still further down before arriving on flat ground in the heart of the city. Just 'there' indeed!
So as we wandered these magnificent stone footpaths paved with pictures of Portuguese explorers from times gone by, ...
Well its been 7 days since we left Barbados for our trans atlantic crossing and have enjoyed every single day, this being the first we have not had out on deck in the sun. We've had mostly moderate seas with some swells up to 3 metres, which seem to peak in the middle of the night. However its hard sometimes to work out if its the rough seas or just that last glass of champagne!!
We have really got to know the crew who are all fantastic and can not do ...
Madeira island might be the favourite stop for each of us. We started the day by shopping, which would have been enjoyable if there weren't 5 ships in port today. We have been spoiled by the lack of crowds otherwise.
We changed our plan and went down the toboggan run instead. Two people hop into a fragile wicker basket and are accompanied by ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool