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JMG Cruises

Azores, Madeira and Portuguese Highlights Cruise 2021

From €1,284pp inside/€1,784pp oceanview
Upgrade to an ocean view cabin from €1,784pp
Depart From
Cruise from Cobh
Departure Date
17 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
Duration
15 Nights
Destination
Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar & Morocco
Price
From €1,284pp inside/€1,784pp oceanview
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Ports of call: Cobh, Ireland; Bristol Portbury (UK); La Coruña, Spain; Horta, Azores; Ponta Delgada, Azores; Funchal, Madeira; Lisbon, Portugal; Leixoes, Portugal; Cobh, Ireland

Board the Magellan in Cobh for a fantastic fifteen-night cruise to Spain, Portugal, Madeira and the Azores.

Escape the crowds in search of warmer climes on this voyage south to some of the most beautiful Atlantic Isles. With their volcanic craters, lush valleys, sheer cliffs and tranquil lakes, the unspoilt Azores are an absolute delight. Discover lovely Madeira, the 'floating garden of the Atlantic', plus the historic and colourful cities of La Coruña, Oporto and Lisbon, bringing contrasts to this wonderful cruise.

Set sail from Cobh and your first port of call is Bristol in the UK; followed by a day at sea before you come to your first port of call in Spain, La Coruna.

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.

The symbol of La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, is the 2nd century lighthouse Torre del Hercules. 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.

Horta is a colourful small port on Faial Island, one of the nine volcanic islands that make up the Azores. Taking its name from the Dutch explorer Josse van Huerter who first settled there in 1467, Horta became a convenient stop over for transatlantic journeys thanks to its location in the North Atlantic.

Spanish and Portuguese governance over the years has left a European influence on Horta with many fine examples of ornate and beautiful churches scattered around the area. Other remnants of Horta’s colourful past include the Torre do Relógio Clock Tower and the 16th century Forte de Santa Cruz. 

Since 1546 Ponta Delgada has been capital of São Miguel, which is the largest of the nine islands in the Azores archipelago. In the last twenty-five years the cosmopolitan little town has seen rapid expansion bringing the archipelago its first university, shopping mall and dual carriageway. Yet, it still has a small town charm with squares paved with black and white tiles, beautiful churches, and public buildings with white-painted facades and dark volcanic stone trim.

Volcanic activity has produced spectacular scenery on the islands and this extraordinary natural beauty is a highlight of optional excursions.

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. Wicker baskets, embroidery and the famous Madeira wine are popular souvenirs from the striking island often described as the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’.

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.

Situated just north of the mouth of the River Douro, Leixoes is one of Portugal’s major seaports and a gateway to Oporto. Optional excursions feature the country’s second city that is known throughout the world as the home of the famous port wine. A boat trip on the River Douro gives a different view of the city where dark buildings seem to be stacked one on another along the narrow, labyrinthine streets.

Cruise back to Cobh where your cruise comes to an end.

17th September - Cobh (Ireland)

18th September - Bristol Portbury (UK)

19th September - At Sea

20th September - La Coruña for Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

21st September - At Sea

22nd September - At Sea

23rd September - Horta (Azores)

24th September - Ponta Delgada (Azores)

25th September - At Sea

26th September - Madeira (Portugal)

27th September - At Sea

28th September - Lisbon (Portugal)

29th September - Leixoes (Portugal)

30th September - At Sea

1st October - At Sea

2nd October - Cobh (Ireland)

  • Comfortable cabin accommodation of your choice
  • Excellent service standards from a very friendly and attentive crew
  • Delicious full board cuisine, plus afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Welcome & Farewell Captain’s Cocktail Parties (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee, from 6am to midnight
  • Stylish entertainment, cabarets and popular classical interludes
  • Daytime activities programme
  • Informative guest speakers and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board
  • Porterage of luggage from port to cabin
  • Coach transfer to Cobh from multiple locations in Ireland 

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • 15 night full board cruise on board the Magellan, in an inside cabin
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks. 
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more). 
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight). 
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes. 
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities. 
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more). 
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin. 
  • Port taxes

Upgrade to an ocean view cabin from €1,784pp

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Upgrade your cabin type
  • Drinks Packages
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Price per person is based on buy one get one free offer - price is averaged per person.

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