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14th January, 2014

Arrecife Lanzarote

As we birthed alongside this morning, come 8:00am the first of the guests who were going on tour had all congregated through in the Britannia lounge ready to be given their coach numbers. Lanzarote is a unique and exciting place to discover in the Canary Islands, with many Brits taking advantage of the low cost holiday offers available. Being the most easterly of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote has a distinctive identity of its own. It was born through fiery eruptions, which can really be seen on many of the tours. Having turned a volcanic catastrophe into an art form this really is an extraordinary place .The houses here are small and white, with green frames and doors and their chimneys are topped with Moorish-style onion domes.

A must do tour if ever in Lanzarote is The César Manrique foundation, which was set up in 1982 by César Manrique himself and a group of friends. Unfortunately however it wasn't actually officially opened until after his death in 1992. Manrique's home itself is built within a 3,000 m2 lot; this is something that can be explored by the guests. Amazingly it was built on the site of the Lanzarote eruptions in the 18th century.  This Arrecife born architect has created a perfect symbiosis that offers the rest of the world an expression of art amongst the volcanic peaks.

Another option this morning was Puerto Del Carmen, and with it being relatively close by, of course some of our guests ventured off on tour to see this lovely beach resort. Another lovely day meant the weather was definitely ideal to laze about on a beautiful beach.

As always most went on the panoramic tour this morning, where they of course had plenty of photo opportunities.

Many guests took to the open deck at 3:45pm to enjoy a ‘Spanish Eye’ cocktail whilst we departed Arrecife towards our next port of call being Agadir in Morocco.

Captain Rentell and his officers cordially invited all those Britannia guests this evening into the Britannia lounge for a cocktail party with musical accompaniment from The Sapphire Trio.
Welcoming back to the sapphire this evening was the gorgeous Maria Lyn with her first show. Opening the show was the Explosive productions cast with a little taster of what is yet to come still from them during the cruise.

Finishing the evening was Lily and Zoltan up in the drawing room our resident duo, and of course musical melodies in Coopers with our pianist Martin Orbidans.

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