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Cruise ship coming to Gran Tarajal - Sunday
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Gran Tarajal are hosting another cruise ship. The first of a new programme of arrivals, and the first since the harbour was wrecked by all the Korean ships sunk in the storm Emma at the start of this year.

The Balmoral, Fred Olsen lines ship from Southampton is scheduled for Sunday 02 Dec, and again at the end of the year (28th).

Although this is scheduled as the 'first', they did try it before but the facilites weren't prepared fully. Now they have done some reworks, as well as removing all the 8 sunken ships ( the last leaving just last week on a barge bound for a Gran Canaria scrap yard).

Tuineje Ayuntamiento have planned a programme for the cruceros, including some folk dancing, markets etc.

Good luck.
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The second one will be heading to Madeira for the New Year's Fireworks. That sound lovely ...except the price. The 15 nights over the Christmas cost £3,500 p/person for interior room, £6K p/p for the balcony one. It will drop as low as £1.500 per head leaving Southampton on 5th of January.
The next one will be leaving Southampton on 18th April for the Easter break if anyone is considering. I'd rather spend the time in Fuerteventura, TBH.
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The programme of Events for the cruise ship and locals this Sunday:


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(30-11-2018, 07:58 PM)Captain Sensible Wrote: The programme of events for the cruise ship and locals this Sunday:

From that programme it looks like the cruise ship will be leaving 2 / 3pm?
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Balmoral has arrived! Not sure what time it will leave. Maybe they want to make the most of the daylight to show the passengers the island view as they leave.
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A photo taken today and on the Ayuntamiento de Tuineje's Facebook page:


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Just seen it from the plane to Gran Canaria, the size of the ship is like half of the whole Gran Tarajal Smile
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She is just short of 218 Mtrs, slightly longer than The Aidacara currently berthed in  Puerto Rosario.
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This ship arrival, today, is a big deal for GT. If the passengers don't whinge like when they had a trial cruise dock there a few years back (TUI) then others may follow.
Gran Tarajal wants more visitors to appreciate what is on offer - different from the other 'commercial' resorts. Arena Negra helped. And has now put them on the map as the premier music event on the island. Bigger, better acts promised next year.
By the way, the ship hasn't left yet. Let's hope they enjoyed their visit.
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