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21st October, 2014

Saga Sapphire berthed alongside this morning at approximately 8:00 am. The weather wasn’t looking particularly bright to begin with, but soon warmed up as the day progressed. Shortly after we arrived, our independent travellers had the all clear to depart the ship, so with that the first shuttle bus into town soon filled up with guest’s eager to see what Tenerife had to offer

Tours met in the Britannia Lounge this morning bright and early, where they met our Assistant Cruise Director Kayleigh, who gave them their numbered stickers which represented the number of the coach they were travelling on today. Tours today included a scenic drive up Mount Teide, Tenerife’s most striking natural feature, passing through La Laguna the religious capital, and through pine forests to Teide National Park, pausing on the way for some glorious scenic photo stops.

Other passengers enjoyed the mountain by foot on a walking tour of Mount Teide. A tour that was also available today was Gardens of the Valley, which gave our passengers the chance to enjoy a costal drive to Puerto De La Cruz situated on the north coast. On this tour there were numerous scenic photo stops on route to Jarden Botanico, a fabulous natural garden filled with original specimens and a huge South American fig tree, whose enormous branches and roots have created an outlandish tree house from Jardin.

On board those passengers who chose to stay in the comfort of some of our homely lounges, had the chance to join in with games and activities.

This evening’s entertainment started at 9.30pm in the Britannia Lounge welcoming back the comedy and artistry of master marionette artists Stars on Strings. A unique show unfolded, number after number, to delight and thrill the audience. Following on into the evening, upstairs on the open decks of the Veranda Bar, passengers enjoyed dancing under the stars with the Explosive Production singers, and our officers, staff and crew, were able to join in the festivities as the cast performed songs from the 70’s . As the evening continued we slipped our moorings and set off at full speed towards Las Palmas.

Captain Alistair Mclundie

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