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20th October, 2014

La Palma, Spain

So here we are in the port of La Palma today, being our second port of call. After a very pleasant morning at sea, we berthed in this lovely port at approximately 1pm with blue skies and a cool breeze, temperatures reaching up to 23 degrees so all were in high spirits. La Palma is famous for many things, but the most famous claim of all was the visit of Christopher Columbus in 1402.

For passengers going ashore today on tour, they were able to enjoy tours such as ‘’Forest Walk’’, a gentle walk around one of the Canary Island's finest forests, where passengers were able to appreciate the lush trees and wildlife of the forest. A volcano and wine tour was another excursion available today; this was a tour around the island and the volcanoes. During this tour our guests were able to sample some of the region's locally produced wines. The most popular excursion today was the La Palma panoramic, which really featured numerous sights of the island all from the comfort of a coach. With plenty of opportunities for photo stops whilst also soaking up the amazing views which could be seen throughout the tour. For those passengers wishing to go ashore independently, there was plenty to do with just a small walk into the local town or to the beach.

For those passengers who were staying on-board Saga Sapphire today, Jay from the cruise staff was aboard to keep everybody smiling with activities throughout the day such as team trivia, Jenga and table tennis.

This evening’s entertainment featured The Bracciano Quartet up in the Drawing Room before dinner. Following on from another fantastic meal prepared for us by our Executive Chef Thierry, most of our guests then proceeded to the main show lounge for an evening with Pianist, Harry the Piano. As always our resident duo, Perfect Mood, entertained until late into the evening.

Captain Alistair Mclundie

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