Category Archives: Canary Islands

Independence OTS Cruise – Tenerife to Southampton

The afternoon’s weather wasn’t much better as we had heavy rain showers from nowhere. Thankfully, by the time AIDAbella sailed at 4pm, it had stopped. Our departure was 6pm only we went 20 minutes early. I really wished Captain Remo … Continue reading

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Independence OTS Cruise – Lisbon to Tenerife

We and Columbus 2 were both due to sail at 6pm so I went to the Diamond lounge just after 5pm for a while then headed out. We were late but then so was Columbus 2! I found out later … Continue reading

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Independence OTS Cruise – Southampton to Lisbon

It had been almost 4 ½ years since I last set foot on Independence of the Seas. 2nd May 2008 for the maiden voyage and now I was finally going back on a longer cruise. Shorts are an ideal way … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Well it’s that time again when it’s out with the old shippy year and in with the new. What a year it’s been, beginning in January with a trip to Southampton Docks to help the journalist, Steve Read document the … Continue reading

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QM2 Cruise – Lisbon to Southampton

It was another flipping drill, this time for all crew doing In Port Manning. I chatted to the Maitre ‘D of the Queens Grill as he waited. He’d been with Princess before. Since I hadn’t bothered doing anything I went … Continue reading

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QM2 Cruise – Gran Canaria to Lisbon

Gran Canaria is beautiful. It rained in the mountain on our tour but then was boiling back in Las Palmas. Once we got back to the port, I went wandering for ship pics. This is why I prefer a cruise … Continue reading

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QM2 Cruise – Madeira to Gran Canaria

After a snooze, I went out at lunchtime to catch the shuttle and hoped it had stopped raining. Really annoyingly, the aircon was kicking out cold instead of hot after their electrical ‘tests’ so I woke up with a sore … Continue reading

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