Wigg - Answered a Question by Oliver (06 Feb 09 13:12)

Whilst you may not get time ashore on arrival, you may on departure day. We joined in Gran Canaria from Gatwick and did not have to leave the ship until 5pm, so had all day there. You could leave your hand luggage in secure storage. So check the flight times to see whether this will apply to you in each departure port. As to what to do in each port of call, that is up to you really! I would have thought the toboggan ride in Madeira was the only 'must-do'. Study the excursions listed under 'ports of call' on the Thomson website and see what appeals. You don't have to actually do the excursion, there were plenty of taxis at the ports.

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Ferguson - Answered a Question by Oliver (06 Feb 09 16:28)

For my upcoming cruise I ranked the 3 alternative joining islands in order of preference and am flying to Gran Canaria because I want to see a lot of Maderia and Tenerife. If your flight home is a late departure you might be able to take in a tour in the morning so the last day is not wasted.

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Oliver - replied to Ferguson (10 Feb 09 12:03)

How late do they allow you to leave the ship?

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Latcham - Answered a Question by Oliver (07 Feb 09 10:47)

Def start at Gran Canaria - I have done this cruise twice ..Another trip in Madeira ( if you are brave ) is the " off road " in a jeep terrifying but great fun !!

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Oliver - replied to Latcham (07 Feb 09 12:48)

Thanks for the replies. Out of interest "why" start in Gran Canaria?

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Oliver - replied to Latcham (16 Feb 09 20:30)

Thanks for the replies. Out of interest "why" start in Gran Canaria?

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