Hi We have been doing this cruise for many years, we go twice a year and always with Thomson. We go in November to set us up for the winter and again in February/March, when you think the sun will never shine again. We have only ever had a bad week once, then it was still warmer than England.
Most of the islands you can walk into the town,Tenerife/Gran Canaria/ Palma/Madeira. Lanzarotti there is a free bus on the dockside to take you to the market, they don't tell you about it on board, as they want to sell trips and shuttle bus. We never get off in Agadir,we tryed it twice hated it. We have spoken to others who love it, so don't take my word for it. FAV place has to be Madeira, you can walk into town or taxi about 7 euros water taxi about 2euros each way. A must is to take the cable car up the mountain, there is a small church worth a look. Also the botanical gardens. Then come down either by cable car,but for an adrenaline rush toboggan. Don't fore get the fruit/flower market, you will taste fruit you have never seen before. I hope I have encouraged you to have ago. Happy cruising. Norma.
We went on a Canaries cruise a few years ago - for xmas actually. We were quite pleasantly surprised by the Canary islands - they're not as grotty as a lot of people make them out to be. We particularly liked Lanzarote - we did a trip to Mirador Del Rio - a wonderful architectural masterpiece by Cesar Manrique - it's like something our of a 60's space age film. From there you can see one of the most breathtaking views of the neighbouring islands (I forget the names). Well worth a visit.
Would be nicer if cruise co. made it a christmas present to me and my partner .
We did a walking tour on the small island of La Palma, it is beautiful and unspoilt. I have been on a few Canaries Cruises but on the last one discovered this island and would go there again.
Have cruised canary islands and morocco several times in always in February, just to get some warm weather and sun on our backs.
By far the most enjoyable for us is Madeira and we also enjoyed being taken by taxi to the old part of Agadir and found it facinating, although would have to warn people to keep their possessions safe, my husband had his wallet stolen. It was very crowded in the market place and someone walking toward him stood on his foot to stop him from walking and someone behind him pushed into him, and hey presto, wallet gone.The taxi driver stays with us, but was unable to do anything, it all happened so quickly. We always go with Thompson and apart from that one incident, really do have an enjoyable time.
Lanzarote...where did it get the Lanzagroty image? A fantastic, clean island, we really enjoyed our day there; Fire Mountain and El Golfo were amazing and everything was spotless. What did anoy me was that the tour organisers almost put us off, they too were pre judging it was really unfair. We thought Lanzarote was by far the best Canary Island and intend to return for a longer holiday there.
We went on a canarys cruise 18 mths ago best port was Madiera and we did not like morrocco. We loved the cruise so much we have been on 2 more since and are booked up for a caribbean cruise in february.
Maureen Northants 06 Dec.
We have just returned from the canaries we were on the Aurora and the weather was rubbish from start to finish and three of the ports were closed due to bank holidays,something P&O did not tell us about in there advertisement.I have to say this has been the worst cruise we have been on .
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