Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
NCL Jade-Aviation Museum-Spotting TFN/ACE+Madeira.  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6021 times:




Hi all and welcome to the 2nd part of my trip report. This part will focus on the rest of the cruise and some aviation highlights.

For those who did not see the first part the link is here :

Norwegian Cruise Lines + Aer Lingus +EI GC Lounge. (by OA260 May 8 2012 in Trip Reports)

Our stops along the way were to be Madeira-Tenerife-Lanzarote-Malaga before returning to Barcelona.

I had never been to Lanzarote believe it or not and had always wanted to see it . I love Madeira so this would be my third time there.

After departing Barcelona we has two lovely relaxing days at sea so this is where I will commence part 2 :

Gareth and I decided to attend a Q&A with the Finnish Captain we christened him ''Cruising Finn'' . Yes P we thought of you lol...  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file.jpg

He answered alot of questions about the ship and also touched on the Costa Concordia disaster being very careful with his words. Gareth asked him some technical questions and got a good response.

After an hour it was time to explore the ship some more. Just as we left and were in the atrium I realised I had lost my iPhone ! I suddenly realised I had left it on the seat in the lounge during the talk. I could feel the sick sensation rising as Gareth quickly ran back to the lounge to see if it was still there. I knew it was very touch and go if I would ever see it again and feared the worst.

Just then Gareth came running back with it and I was so glad . I could now relax again . Thanks Gareth  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1.jpg

Plenty of things to do onboard :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-3.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-4.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-5.jpg

Pool BBQ :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-6.jpg

Time for a snack  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-7.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-8.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-9.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-10.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-11.jpg

After a lazy day we decided to visit the Moderno for dinner . We were promised a unique dining experience.
Basically it is a Brazillian style steakhouse and they keep coming round with all these different meats. You have a card . One side Green one Side Red. When you had enough you turn it over to Red.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-12.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-14.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-15.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-16.jpg



Anyway after doing the meal as much justice as we could it was time to turn the card to red and roll out  

We then decided to get some sleep ready for the next days arrival in Madeira .





We arrived early and the port was a familiar site to us as we had ended our last cruise there the previous year.

Gareth and I decided to do our own thing rather then take expensive tours. So we got up had breakfast and made our way off the ship.

We decided to take the cable car first as we knew that would become busy later .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-19.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-20.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-21.jpg

Some previous visitors .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-22.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-23.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-24.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-25.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-26.jpg

The TAP office :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-27.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-28.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-29.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-30.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-31.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-32.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-33.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-34.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-35.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-36.jpg

Lovely views of the ship . We got speaking to a couple who were in the car with us and it turns out he was a BMI Diamond Club member. He said he had alot of miles in his account so we advised him to use them ASAP  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-37.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-38.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-39.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-40.jpg

42 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

The lovely Botanical Gardens.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-41.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-42.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-43.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-44.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-45.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-46.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-47.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-48.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-49.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-50.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-51.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-52.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-53.jpg

One of my favourite photos :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-54.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-55.jpg

The famous rides but not for us this time , I had done it before anyway .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-56.jpg

Time to take the cable car back down .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-57.jpg

We had a stroll around the streets and came across this model shop with some very interesting models.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-58.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-59.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-60.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-61.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-62.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-63.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-64.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-65.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-66.jpg

The TAP office again with a very nice model :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-67.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-68.jpg

Our next task was an idea of mine and it was to take afternoon tea at the famous Reids Palace. So we took a short walk to it passing some nice places along the way .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-69.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-70.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-71.jpg

The imposing building :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-72.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-73.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-74.jpg

Lovely entrance to the hotel :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-75.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-76.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-77.jpg

Lovely terrace with amazing views :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-78.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-79.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-80.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-81.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6002 times:

We decided to start of with some bubbles  

Followed by a nice combo of tea and treats :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-83.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-84.jpg

After a lovely relaxing time at Reids Palace we were offered a free shuttle back to downtown which we accepted.The carnival celebrations were well under way by that time .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-85.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-86.jpg

We had a look around before walking back to the ship .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-87.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-88.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-89.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-90.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-91.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-92.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-93.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-94.jpg

Soon it was time to leave Funchal and passing some nice views of the airport as we left :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-95.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-96.jpg

That night we didnt do much took in a show and dinner then went to get some sleep .

The next port of call was Tenerife


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/tenerife.gif


Gareth and I had originally planned a day at the beach but due to bad weather conditions we decided to hop on the bus to TFN to have a look around .


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-97.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-98.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-99.jpg

The bus was cheap enough :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-100.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-101.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-102.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-103.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-104.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-105.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-106.jpg

Some construction work . Anyone know whats being built ?

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-107.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-108.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-109.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-110.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-111.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-112.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-113.jpg

Quite a sad sight !

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-114.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-115.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6000 times:

An interesting route :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-116.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-117.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-118.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-119.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-120.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-121.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-122.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-123.jpg

After an interesting visit and another Airport off my list it was time to take the bus back to town and head to the ship .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-124.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-125.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-126.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-127.jpg

Air Europa heading into land :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-128.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-129.jpg

Goodbye Tenerife :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-130.jpg

That night Gareth wanted to try the Italian restaurant. Im not that fussed of Italian food but enjoyed it all the same. The Tiramisu was the highlight for me  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-131.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-132.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-133.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-134.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-135.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-136.jpg





The next morning it was Lanzarote and an old Celebrity ship now kitted out for the Germans.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-137.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-138.jpg

We had pre booked a hire car for here as we wanted to drive around the Island and visit the Aviation Museum at ACE.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-139.jpg

After a while we arrived at ACE :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-140.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-141.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

We arrived early and the two staff who were there said they would open early for us and to give them a few minutes. Shortly after we were welcomed.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-142.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-144.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-145.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-146.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-147.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-148.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-149.jpg

We were very impressed with the museum and the very nice Man working there put on a film for us to see.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-150.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-151.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-152.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-153.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-154.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-155.jpg

After that a very pleasant lady showed us around explaining some things to us .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-156.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-157.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-158.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-159.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-160.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-162.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-163.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-164.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-165.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-166.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-167.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-168.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-169.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-170.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5961 times:

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-171.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-172.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-173.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-174.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-175.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-176.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-177.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-178.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-179.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-180.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-181.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-182.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-183.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-184.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-185.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-187.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-188.jpg


After a nice visit it was time to thank the staff for their hospitality and showing us around before taking a quick look at the Airport itself.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-189.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-190.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-191.jpg

Irish tourists.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-192.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-193.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-194.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-195.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-196.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-197.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-198.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-199.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-200.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

After that it was time to take a drive to do some spotting :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-434.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2433.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1695.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1191.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-651.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2341.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1510.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2148.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2093.jpg

Quite a few spotters around :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2154.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1617.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2466.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2209.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1385.jpg

Nice views of arriving aircraft.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1974.jpg

Aer Lingus :

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3117/eiace2copy.jpg

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6649/eiace3copy.jpg

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4615/eiace1copy.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6549/eiace4copy.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

After a nice time spotting it was time to takr a drive to Playa Blanca. Its a resort I always wanted to see and one hotel in particular.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1022.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1089.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-875.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2010.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1138.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2114.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2058.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2014.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2347.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-590.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1621.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-446.jpg

Our nice hire car :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1786.jpg

The lovely Princess Yaiza hotel , Playa Blanca :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-297.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-643.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-499.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2316.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1564.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1595.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-283.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1893.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2430.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-899.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1714.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-882.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1882.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1682.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1795.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1342.jpg

After a nice time exploring this hotel and seriously considering a week here in the future it was time to head back to the ship .


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-444.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-853.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1660.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1190.jpg

We took a short drive to Costa Teguise before dropping the car back at the rental place.


That night on the ship it was time for the party where you are supposed to wear white :

Basically some camp Men wearing angel wings strutting their stuff on the dance floor. Not really our thing but it was interesting all the same .  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1423.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1122.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1419.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-658.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1640.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1768.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1471.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-768.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2031.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-526.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-294.jpg

Breakfast on the balcony , always a nice thing to do .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-240.jpg

Malaga was the next port of call. We didnt do much there so just a few photos :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-890.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-480.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2158.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2382.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2499.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1975.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1971.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1566.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1153.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5937 times:

That night it was my favourite the steakhouse.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-532.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-941.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2259.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2305.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2067.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1171.jpg

The next day was the end of the cruise and arrival into Barcelona port. We decided to get a transfer to the airport drop our bags then head back into the city. We disembarked the ship early saying goodbye to the crew and other passengers we had made friends with.

The trasnfer to BCN was quick and we dropped our bags at left luggage . We then took the bus to the Plaza Catalunya and we were exploring the city. Somewhere very well known to me .

Samsung were displaying their latest smartphone and they had artists drawing the public then putting them into T Shirts. It was also the mobile world trade fair that week .

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-342.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-427.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-299.jpg

A trip to a favourite place of mine :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1410.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-746.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1774.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-833.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-607.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1650.jpg

Then we decided to have lunch at a place I have been to a few times before :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2202.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1049.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-999.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2098.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-713.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2317.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1216.jpg

After a while time to head to the Pasage De Gracia to Nespresso where I wanted to buy some things.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1858.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1453.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2354.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-917.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-985.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-336.jpg

You know your in Barcelona  

Soon it was time to head back on the bus to BCN :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-263.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-2425.jpg

We arrived at the airport and got our bags in Terminal 2 before making our way to Terminal 1 . There is no left luggage in Terminal 1 . We checked in and then made our way to the VIP lounge :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1910.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-846.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1420.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1434.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-1841.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-513.jpg

The lounge was basic but ample. The lady on the desk was very pleasant and welcoming .

So thats the end of this part guys . I hope you have enjoyed thus far. The next part will concentrate on the Aer Lingus experience back to Dublin . It was too many photos to put in this one  

I look forward to your comments and questions as usual.

Thanks for taking the time to read and post I really do appreciate it.


Regards

OA260   / Philip


User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

The second part of the adventure has arrived. Another great report of our cruise Philip. Seeing all of the food again is making me hungry. Lol!!

Looking forward to the final part.

Gareth



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5901 times:

Great report with many lovely pictures! Very nice to see you visited Madeira and Lanzarote - you bring back memories of my trips in 2007 and 2010:

Mad Dog, A320 Tech Delay & Best Of Lanzarote (pix) (by PlaneHunter Oct 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Awesome Approach, Splendid Scenery: LIS, FNC & TAP (by PlaneHunter Oct 30 2010 in Trip Reports)

And yes, you did it again - you made me hungry with all these food pictures!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The next morning it was Lanzarote and an old Celebrity ship now kitted out for the Germans.

The ship was built in 1995, it's not that old. It has been refurbished and offers a high level of comfort.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
The ship was built in 1995, it's not that old. It has been refurbished and offers a high level of comfort.

I think Philip meant that it was an ex-Celebrity ship rather than an old ship. She's actually still owned by Celebrity and the TUI Cruises operation is a joint venture between Celebrity (or more specifically, their parent company Royal Caribbean) and TUI. If you want to see an old TUI ship, you should have seen the Thomson cruise ship that was docked behind us. Any pictures Philip?  



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 10):
The second part of the adventure has arrived. Another great report of our cruise Philip. Seeing all of the food again is making me hungry. Lol!!

Hey Gareth glad you liked it . Brought back memories too . Was a fab trip .

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
Great report with many lovely pictures!

Hey Udo many thanks.   Hope you are feeling better ?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
The ship was built in 1995, it's not that old. It has been refurbished and offers a high level of comfort.

Yes I meant ''old'' as to was in the Celebrity fleet. I love these size of ships and Im sure it still looks nice inside. The German tourists seem to expect and get a better standard than their UK counterparts. ( see below )  
Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 12):
I think Philip meant that it was an ex-Celebrity ship rather than an old ship. She's actually still owned by Celebrity and the TUI Cruises operation is a joint venture between Celebrity (or more specifically, their parent company Royal Caribbean) and TUI. If you want to see an old TUI ship, you should have seen the Thomson cruise ship that was docked behind us. Any pictures Philip?  

Yes you were right Gareth . You know your ships too lol...

The UK Butlins at sea you mean ? God that was dreadful. Im surprised it made it out of port LOL...


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5708 times:

Hi Philip,

great as usual, though no flights plenty of plane pictures to keep the purists happy  
Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I had lost my iPhone !

Good that it was still there, lucky noone took it.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
When you had enough you turn it over to Red

Could you turn it to red for a breather, then back to green for some more, or depending on what meat was going round next?

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
We decided to take the cable car first

The views from the top look beautiful.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The next port of call was Tenerife

Notice no Playa las Americas, Los Cristianos, or TFS on the map!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The bus was cheap enough

I always laught at the bus company name  
Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
An interesting route

Apparently, quite a lot of Tenerifians (?) emigrated to Venezuela during the Franco era.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
We arrived early and the two staff who were there said they would open early for us and to give them a few minutes. Shortly after we were welcomed.

Very kind of them.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Quite a few spotters around :

Looks like a nice spot to get up close and personal with the planes!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Malaga was the next port of call. We didnt do much there so just a few photos :

How long did you have? The city centre is quite nice.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Samsung were displaying their latest smartphone

Just replaced with the Galaxy S3  

The cruise looks great, one day maybe when our children are older. Shame my wife gets airsick / seasick!

Thanks again !

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3311 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

Ah, you got all the way to the lounge, but then didn't include the plane! So close yet so far! Nice report anyway Phil, the cruise looked nice, although I'm not sure I'd like to get on/off the boat into port with thousands of opther day trippers at the same time - I like to do my own thing in peace!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Just as we left and were in the atrium I realised I had lost my iPhone ! I suddenly realised I had left it on the seat in the lounge during the talk. I could feel the sick sensation rising as Gareth quickly ran back to the lounge to see if it was still there. I knew it was very touch and go if I would ever see it again and feared the worst.
Just then Gareth came running back with it and I was so glad . I could now relax again . Thanks Gareth

Lucky man!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
An interesting route :

I'd love to fly that, although I've not hearch much nice stuff about Caracas itself.



http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights:LCY-ARN-AMS-LGW,STN-OTP-AMS-YUL,YQB-JFK-LAX-DUS-STN,LGW-DXB-BKK-HKG-
User currently offlineauntie From Ireland, joined Jan 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5656 times:

Awww Philip, your pics from Lanzarote made me sad!! I am not long back from there and counting down the weeks til I return later in the year. I would definitely recommend you go back for a week. Glad you took in some spotting at the beach too, it really has everything down there at the end of the runway; planes, sea & sun!!!! I always find it hard to tear myself away from there!

I've also been lucky enough to visit the tower at ACE but for some reason never checked out the museum - next time definitely!!! Also will make sure and check out that hotel in Playa Blanca - love the pool shot!! Did you just go in and walk around? Nice wheels BTW  


User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1338 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5636 times:

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
After a while time to head to the Pasage De Gracia to Nespresso

I saw one of these shops in Nice at the weekend and wondered what it was all about - although i had a splitting headache so didn't really feel like investigating.

Now my curiosity is a bit more satisfied!



A300,A319,A320,A321,A333,A343,A346,A388,732,733,734,735,738,741,742,744,752,763,772,77W,788,Q400,DC10,E145,E170,E175,E19
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Hi Philip,

great as usual, though no flights plenty of plane pictures to keep the purists happy  

Hey there , haha yeah well it was part of a greater trip and the flight would have added another 100 pics so you know me . Im always being accused of being a server crasher lol... Its actually not like me to split up reports so please forgive me purists  
Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Good that it was still there, lucky noone took it.

Yes I know you cant imagine the relief. Shelling out another EUR550 would be tough .

Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Could you turn it to red for a breather, then back to green for some more, or depending on what meat was going round next?

Yes you could. There were some meats I didnt like.

Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Notice no Playa las Americas, Los Cristianos, or TFS on the map!

Haha not missing much then  
Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Apparently, quite a lot of Tenerifians (?) emigrated to Venezuela during the Franco era.

Oh that explains the random flight.

Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Just replaced with the Galaxy S3  

Congrats , Im hearing good things about it .

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 15):
Ah, you got all the way to the lounge, but then didn't include the plane! So close yet so far! Nice report anyway Phil, the cruise looked nice, although I'm not sure I'd like to get on/off the boat into port with thousands of opther day trippers at the same time - I like to do my own thing in peace!

I know   Still more to come . I like to do my own thing too unless it makes sense to take a tour due to it being hard to do on your own . No prob for you though Mr Adventure  
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 15):
I'd love to fly that, although I've not hearch much nice stuff about Caracas itself.

Yeah well I now challenge you to do it I want to see a TR on it  
Quoting auntie (Reply 16):
Awww Philip, your pics from Lanzarote made me sad!! I am not long back from there and counting down the weeks til I return later in the year. I would definitely recommend you go back for a week.

Hi thanks for the reply. I loved Lanzarote it was alot nicer than I thought it would be . Will certainly go back .

Quoting auntie (Reply 16):
Also will make sure and check out that hotel in Playa Blanca - love the pool shot!! Did you just go in and walk around? Nice wheels BTW  

My Boss did just that after I came back and told her about it . She went for dinner one night and enjoyed the entertainment and they were happy for them to be there. I guess money is money in this climate.

Yes we just walked in as if we knew the place and nothing was said .

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 17):
I saw one of these shops in Nice at the weekend and wondered what it was all about - although i had a splitting headache so didn't really feel like investigating.

Well next time you can sample it . I couldnt live without my Nespresso fix in the mornings .   Shame you had a headache when I get them it stops me doing everything .


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5507 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Great read and super pictures as usual Philip, thanks for posting - still need to find time to read the 1st in the series!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Pool BBQ

- Nice idea!

The ship looks nice, love the food especially, that steak looked great, however I'm not sure it's my kind of thing really, too many people in close proximity.

Loved the day trips around the various islands and the airport/spotting stops, good to see planes  

What did you think of Malaga on your brief stop? - thinking of treating Mrs BA319-131 to a long weekend there at the end of September, I think we will need a few days warmth away before the cold and likely wet winter......

Cheers

Mark



111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1338 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5505 times:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 15):
Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
An interesting route :

I'd love to fly that, although I've not hearch much nice stuff about Caracas itself.

I went there when i was 9 on a Viasa DC10. Definitely an interesting place, although not in a bad way. Only things i really remember were that it was stupidly hot and the taxis being very similar to Fred Flinstone's car!



A300,A319,A320,A321,A333,A343,A346,A388,732,733,734,735,738,741,742,744,752,763,772,77W,788,Q400,DC10,E145,E170,E175,E19
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5383 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 19):
Great read and super pictures as usual Philip, thanks for posting - still need to find time to read the 1st in the series!

Hi Mark and thanks  
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 19):
however I'm not sure it's my kind of thing really, too many people in close proximity.

Well there are private villas with private pools etc.. so maybe that would suit. Or maybe Holland America would be more formal. So many lines. I love Silversea for a small intimate non mass market ship .

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 19):
What did you think of Malaga on your brief stop? - thinking of treating Mrs BA319-131 to a long weekend there at the end of September, I think we will need a few days warmth away before the cold and likely wet winter......

Loved it very nice city and well worth it . The best weather that week too . I know how you feel its starting to become depressing .

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 20):
I went there when i was 9 on a Viasa DC10.

WOW that would have been a cool trip ! Always wanted to fly them never got the chance.


User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1581 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

Yet another great set of photos - very interesting. The Churrascaria looked great - I gather it's the most popular additional-cost restaurant for NCL.

Nice touch too - they put the guest name on the TV! That's attention to detail.
http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/NCL4/file-8.jpg

 


Mark



All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4973 times:

Quoting Bananaboy (Reply 22):
Yet another great set of photos - very interesting. The Churrascaria looked great - I gather it's the most popular additional-cost restaurant for NCL.

Hey Mark thanks alot . Im not surprised by that I would have done it twice had we had time during the cruise.

Quoting Bananaboy (Reply 22):
Nice touch too - they put the guest name on the TV! That's attention to detail.

Now if only I had a Euro ...err no make it Sterling   For everytime I heard that I would be in a Villa next time lol..


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Hope you are feeling better ?

Hi Phil, yes indeed.   

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Yes I meant ''old'' as to was in the Celebrity fleet. I love these size of ships and Im sure it still looks nice inside. The German tourists seem to expect and get a better standard than their UK counterparts. ( see below )

Alright, that was a misunderstanding. Btw - my brother has booked a cruise on one of the "Mein Schiff" vessels, so I will find out more about the products and services on board soon.


PH

[Edited 2012-05-18 07:49:30]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
25 Post contains images OA260 : Hey Udo , Thats interesting and I would be very interested to see some photos of inside the ship so if you can post some that would be great
26 Post contains images flightsimboy : Mr OA260 just what do you do for a living, which makes me truly say "Be it the land, the air or the sea, there you will find Philip"....What a life yo
27 Quokkas : Hi Phil, A great conclsuion to your trip report. Nice to see how you managed to include visits to airports and aviation museums on a cruise. Kudos. Gr
28 roberts87 : Nice report! Madeira is definately on my to visit list, both as an aviation enthousiast, but also for the wonderful islands it self. Too bad the weath
29 Post contains images Sultanils : Hi Phil my friend, Nice story but I miss the planes Promise me you will show it all in your next one. Still, I'm quite impressed what one can find on
30 Post contains images OA260 : Hey there thanks for the reply. Well Im just living a modest life really with a modest job but Im careful with my money and careful where I spend it
31 MSS658 : Hi Philip Great trip report, thanks for sharing. Always amazing how much you can do on a boat like that. Nice pics of ACE and TFN as well. Greetings M
32 adamspotter : Hi Phillip, Nice to see part 2 online and another excellent report! Gret pictures of the cruiseship and Madeira! Nice spotting pictures of TFN and ACE
33 Post contains images FlyingFinn76 : Hi Phil, Another exhausting report - the sheer number of photos is quite overwhelming. Again it took me around four days to comb through it all, but I
34 Post contains images gpbcroppers63 : Lol!! We'll have to be more careful of how we desigante people in the future. There is wi-fi on the ships but it's certainly not free. They generally
35 The777Man : Hi Philip! Thanks for a very nice report with nice pictures ! Food looks very nice on the ship especially the churrascurria. Nice that you were able t
36 Post contains images OA260 : Hey Marc thanks for dropping by Yes lots of things to do and something to suit everyone . Hey Brendan Yes I was really impressed by the museum I didn
37 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Phil, you show us a really good impression about the cruise and surroundings. Well done. Looking for the next part now. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER
38 Post contains images deltamartin : Hello Philip! Nice second part of the tripreport. Seems like you had a pleasant cruise. I liked the Pictures of Madeira, which is a place I'd love to
39 Post contains images OA260 : Hey Marc Yes I love it when the ship goes to places that have aviation interests too . Hi Brendan, thanks for the reply. Yes ACE was a really nice su
40 Post contains images airbuseric : Great report and pics Philip. Like being cruising with you on that beautiful ship! Lanzarote is sure a nice place to go. Did 2 holidays on the island
41 Post contains images akhmad : My friend Philip, I cannot help it, but Enya’s “Book of Days” has become the background music while I am sailing away along your magnificent tri
42 Post contains images OA260 : Hey Suryo Haha yes I can hear it now . I know a panic moment indeed. Who knows , dont think it was him though I think the ex Pat explanation of Tener
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic NCL Jade-Aviation Museum-Spotting TFN/ACE+Madeira.
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
WAW-RIX-WAW BT F50 + The City & Aviation Museum posted Mon Aug 1 2011 12:00:34 by SPLTA
Iran 2010 - Iran Air Show, Aviation Museum, B707 posted Sun Nov 21 2010 13:12:13 by Yirina77
JK And LH LPA-MAD-BCN-MXP-BUD And Aviation Museum posted Tue Aug 24 2010 08:38:11 by vandenheuvel
To LGW Via FRA + Spotting At FRA posted Tue May 1 2012 12:15:52 by adamspotter
A Few Days Spotting In Sydney Qantas A330 & 737 Pa posted Wed Apr 25 2012 16:31:35 by ryan h
BFS-LHR For A Birthday Spotting Day posted Mon Apr 9 2012 03:32:17 by Dublinspotter
A Few Days Spotting In Sydney Part 1 posted Thu Mar 15 2012 17:09:07 by ryan h
Widebody Hopping & KUL Spotting: SIA A330, KLM 77W posted Tue Feb 21 2012 10:15:28 by PlaneHunter
Sado Island On An Islander – New Japan Aviation posted Sun Feb 12 2012 06:33:57 by britjap
Cruise Ship Spotting At FLL, Or Not? posted Sat Feb 11 2012 23:31:14 by FLIEGER67

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format