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lydia Rew's Port Reviews of Vigo, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Las Palmas
Independence of the Seas cruise in March 2012
Member Name: lydia Rew
Cruise Date: March 2012
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Canary Islands
Member Review: lydia Rew's Independence of the Seas Review
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
We have been to Vigo a few times now and weren't impressed by it.If we don't do a Ships tour, we usually like to go for a walk at each Port but we found Vigo to be rather characterless. I guess it must have been Siesta time when we ventured off as most of the shops were closed but there were some cafes open so we sat and enjoyed a beer in the sunshine.

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City Tour Rating: Not Rated
We chose to do the Panoramic tour of Lisbon where we visited the Statue of Christ which involved going over the suspension bridge + great views of the estuary. This was followed by a visit to the Monastery and the Belem Tower. Finally we were taken into the town centre and given the choice of staying on the coach & going back to the ship or getting off for some free time and making our own way back. BEWARE.. pickpockets are rife in Lisbon centre and the Police Station was full of cruise passengers who had been robbed

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
It was a lovely day so we just had a stroll around Lanzarote. We had done a excursion on a previous visit ...Moonscape walk tour and would recommend it. You need to be able to walk over uneven terrain & volcanic rubble but it was really interesting.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We met up with friends who live in Tenerife and they took us up to La Laguna on the Tram. We would definitely go there again as it has good cafes and shops + most of the walk ways are for pedestrians only. The Tram is very modern and you can get tickets from any of the machines at the stops. It is easy to use and no matter how many are in your party - all you need is 1 ticket and once on board the tram all you need to do is swipe you ticket for as many times as the number in your party i.e if there are 2 people then you put the ticket into the machine (inside the tram) twice. Same for the return.

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Las Palmas
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Unfortunately it was a Sunday when we docked into Gran Canaria so the shops were shut. A few cafes were open.

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