"Journey Arecife /Cadiz"
Reviewed 22 February 2014 by Gianni
we had a very nice journey, we tried a selection of the food on offer and all was fine.
'Gianni' travelled Arrecife Cadiz with Trasmediterranea on Albayzin
"Food needs improvement"
Reviewed 26 May 2013 by Phan
The staff isn't efficient. The quality of the food is disappointing. The crossing is boring, no entertainment for 35 hours. The bathroom in our cabin wasn't cleaned. We felt secured on board though.
'Phan' travelled Arrecife Cadiz with Trasmediterranea on Murillo
Arrecife is a city in the Canary islands (Spain) situated in the east of the island of Lanzarote of which it is the capital since 1852.
Arrecife first appeared on maps in the 15th century as a small fishing harbour and its maritime roots are still reflected by the old town. About half of the Islands population reside in Arrecife. The skyline is dominated by the tallest building on Lanzarote, the Grand Hotel, it is best described as a bustling, friendly and unpretentious city.
Arrecife became the capital of Lanzarote at the end of the 18th century taking over from its predecessor Teguise. Its name originates from the abundance of reefs and islets along the coast, which form a magnificent sea front promenade.
It is the principle commercial area on the island with its main street Castillo y Leon hosting a wide variety of shops and nearby cafes.
Cadiz is a coastal city in southwestern Spain and part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. This legendary city was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100, although the oldest archaeological remains date back to around 800 B.C. Mythology links its foundation with Hercules and the legendary Tartessia. The Phoenicians called the city Gadir, meaning “closed area”. They built a commercial factory and a temple in honour of the god Melkart. With the discovery of America, Cadiz’s rise to greatness began, culminating in the 18th century. Its natural conditions meant that whenever it was impossible for ships to berth in Seville, they could do so in Cadiz. In 1717, Seville’s Contracting House was moved to Cadiz. The town centre was consolidated in the 18th and 19th centuries, when urban renovation was carried out and most of the monuments and buildings that we know today were built.