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Wendy Morris's Port Reviews of Vigo, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Madeira (Funchal)
Independence of the Seas cruise in December 2011
Member Name: Wendy Morris
Cruise Date: December 2011
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Canary Islands
Member Review: Wendy Morris's Independence of the Seas Review
Vigo
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Took excursion to Border Country as it was a Sunday and most of town shut.

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Lisbon
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
Disappointing. Arrived New Year's day and everywhere shut. Streets were covered in broken glass and litter from night before and hadn't been cleaned up by 11.30am Buildings covered in graffitti.

Shuttle bus from ship expensive fo rdistance travelled.

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Lanzarote
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Hours walk from ship on uphill but well made up path until nearly reached town when path stopped making it difficult for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Dotto train from outside castle. Small market near the stop which was good. Beach right over far side of the town but no facilities such as sunbeds or toilets.

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Las Palmas
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Lovely port. Very close to good shopping centre and short walk to lovely beach with good facilities - sunbeds, toilets, bars and vending machine for hot and cold drinks - cheaper than beach vendors who walk up and down frequently. Very clean.

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Tenerife
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Good for shopping but not close to beach.

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Madeira (Funchal)
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Enjoyed a very brief stay. Clean and interesting. Went up cable car but not enough time to look round botanical gardens.

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