Christmas & New Year Canaries & Madeira Cruise
- Dec 2020
Monday 21st Dec 2020 - 16 nights
Departing from Cobh
from €1739 per person sharing
A classic Christmas cruise to warmer climes
Look forward to this fabulous Christmas & New Year cruise voyaging south to the warmer climes of the ever popular Canary Islands and beautiful Madeira, for the New Year firework spectacular. Four contrasting islands are included in this delightful itinerary, offering a variety of picturesque landscapes and new experiences to savour. Sit back and relax, enjoy the delicious cuisine and let the attentive crew take care of you.
Lisbon – Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.
Funchal – Madeira
Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay, Funchal is the delightful capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The harbour is right in the centre of town and as you approach the sight of whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the verdant mountain is spectacular. A modern cable car soars above the bustling city to Monte, which is the start of Madeira’s famous wicker toboggan ride.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Tenerife
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is dominated by Mount Teide in the central mountain range and several spectacular valleys covered with lush landscape, banana plantations and pinewoods. Santa Cruz, the island’s capital, offers a number of museums, and churches to explore together with tempting shops and restaurants. The exotic gardens of Garcia Sanabria Park are worth a visit as is Loro Parque, with its tropical gardens, collection of parrots, and an aquarium with sharks, sealions and penguins.
Arrecife – Lanzarote
A city with maritime roots, Arrecife first appeared on maps in the 15th century as a small fishing harbour. It has since 1852 been the capital of Lanzarote, the northernmost and fourth largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Lanzarote, which lies just four degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer and enjoys a sub-tropical climate, is volcanic in origin. Arrecife’s Calle Leon y Castila has a wealth of shops and is an opportunity for duty free shopping.
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea. In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain. See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.
La Coruña – Spain
A charming mix of both modern city and old town, La Coruña is capital of the Spanish province bearing the same name in the rugged and beautiful region of Galicia. Beautiful old streets and squares are found in Ciudad Vieja. The heart of this old town is the colonnaded Maria Pita Square surrounded by delightful shops, cafes and restaurants.
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- 21-12-20 – Depart Cobh at 21.00
- 22-12-20 – At sea
- 23-12-20 – At sea
- 24-12-20 – Lisbon (Portugal) – Arrive 08.00, depart 20.00
- 25-12-20 – Christmas Day At Sea
- 26-12-20 – Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) – Arrive 08.00, depart 18.00
- 27-12-20 – Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma (Spain) – Arrive 12.00, depart 20.00
- 28-12-20 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife (Spain) – Arrive 09.00, depart 24.00
- 29-12-20 – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) – Arrive 06.00, Depart 22.00
- 30-12-20 – Arrecife, Lanzarote (Spain) – Arrive 08.00, depart 15.00
- 31-12-20 – At Sea
- 01-01-21 – Gibraltar (BCC) – Arrive 08.00, Depart 14.00
- 02-01-21 – At Sea
- 03-01-21 – La Coruna for Santiago de Compostela (Spain) – Arrive 08.00, Depart 18.00
- 04-01-21 – At Sea
- 05-01-21 – Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)
- 06-01-21 – Cobh – Arrive 14.00
Look forward to this fabulous Christmas & New Year cruise voyaging south to the warmer climes of the ever popular Canary Islands and beautiful Madeira, for the New Year firework spectacular. Four contrasting islands are included in this delightful itinerary.