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02 December 2020

TUI DISCOVERY 2, Tenerife, Part 9, the final one

Friday 29th September 2017 At 8 a.m. today we arrived alongside in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The sky was again gloriously blue and we had time for breakfast before preparing to disembark at 9.30 a.m. In port I could see the Fred. Olsen Express BONANZA EXPRESS arriving and subsequently offloading her vehicles and passengers. The mountains, both near and far, looked clear and fascinating.
Cruise News - Farewell
On the ship
View from the deck: sky, mountains, and ferry
Bonanza Express
On deck: flags and blue sky
The mountains. After disembarking we had a short walk to the area where passenger luggage was set out under cover, to be collected and taken to waiting nearby coaches. On the way we could see the old ship LA PALMA which is known as a Museum Ship, and she was built in 1912. I loved seeing the counter-stern and the rivets, and noticed that the uncovered Bridge was surrounded by wooden planking.
Going ashore
La Palma Museum ship, built 1912.
TUI Discovery 2.
The ship.
La Palma.
Wooden Bridge surround.
Look at that counter-stern and the rivets. The coach taking us all to Tenerife Airport left at 10 a.m. and promptly joined the traffic held up for 10 minutes by a red traffic light against port traffic. That gave me time to look at the Fred. Olsen Express ship which wasn't far from the coach.
Bonanza Express from the coach.
The top of Bonanza Express. After being driven along the motorway we arrived at the airport, checked in the luggage and ourselves, and headed for a coffee shop for a welcome cappuccino. Then it was time to board another Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Boarding the Dreamliner. I enjoyed having another aisle seat and also looking at the flight details on the seat-back screen in front of me. I saw that we would be flying at 43,000 feet and are scheduled to arrive at London Gatwick Airport at 5.24 p.m. My diary notes tell me that we landed at 5.20 p.m.
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Flight route Tenerife to London Gatwick. After collecting my pull-along suitcase there was time for fond farewells with my travelling companion before I headed for the train station to get home. I had enjoyed an excellent holiday, with Dreamliner flights included, on TUI DISCOVERY 2. Ships seen: TUI Discovery 2, Fred. Olsen Express - Bonanza Express, La Palma