From €1063pp cruise-only
- Depart From
- Sail from Southampton
- Departure Date
- 08 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
- 11 Nights
- England, Spain, Portugal, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife
- From €1063pp cruise-only
Ports of call: London (Southampton), England; Vigo, Spain (for Santiago de Compostela); Madeira, Portugal; Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain; Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands; Lanzarote (Arrecife), Canary Islands; London (Southampton), England
Board the Sapphire Princess in Southampton for an 11 night cruise of England, Spain, Portugal, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife.
Vigo clings to the slope of Monte del Castro, overlooking a namesake bay so vast, it could shelter an entire fleet. The city's medieval heritage is seen in the narrow streets and granite houses of the Ribera del Berbes, the old fishermen's quarter.
Vigo is also the gateway to Santiago de Compostela, the most venerated shrine in all Europe during the Middle Ages. Pilgrims from the four corners of Christendom flocked to the magnificent cathedral, built between the 11th and 13th centuries. The cathedral still draws thousands of daily visitors today.
The capital of Madeira is named after the fennel (funcha) that once flowered there in profusion. The largest island in the Madeira Archipelago was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese explorers venturing south into the Atlantic. The island is nearly equidistant from Lisbon and the African coast, and its unique geographical position allowed Madeira to play a pivotal role in European discovery.
Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Archipelago. Like its brethren, Tenerife was formed by fierce volcanic activity. Its landscape remains dotted with volcanic cones and areas of intense geothermal activity. Towering over the island is Mt Teide, an extinct volcano that, at 12,200 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in Spanish territory. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the island's capital and your port of call.
The Canary archipelago was sculpted by a period of intense volcanic activity; its islands possess a stark, near lunar beauty. Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the group and is often described as the 'Round Island' for its near-circular shape.
Las Palmas, its capital, is also the largest city in the Canaries numbering some 500,000 inhabitants. Despite the seemingly inhospitable landscape, farmers in Gran Canaria's Angostura Valley cultivate abundant crops of tomatoes, onions, melons, and figs. Moreover the island's climates, lack of rainfall, and fine beaches have long drawn Europeans seeking the winter sun.
Lanzarote is the fourth-largest island in the Canary chain. The most easterly of the Canaries, the island lies some 70 miles off the shore of North Africa. Like its neighbours, Lanzarote was shaped by a period of intense volcanic activity.
The resulting landscape possesses a stark, near-lunar beauty: Over 300 now-dormant volcanoes left behind petrified lava seas and deep layers of volcanic ash. Today, visitors to these "Mountains of Fire" ride camels through the lava beds and even enjoy a volcano-broiled steak at the park's restaurant.
Tue, Oct 8th: London (Southampton), England
Wed, Oct 9th: At Sea
Thu, Oct 10th: Vigo, Spain (for Santiago de Compostela)
Fri, Oct 11th: At Sea
Sat, Oct 12th: Madeira (Funchal), Portugal
Sun, Oct 13th: Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
Mon, Oct 14th: Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands
Tue, Oct 15th: Lanzarote (Arrecife), Canary Islands
Wed, Oct 16th: At Sea
Thu, Oct 17th: At Sea
Fri, Oct 18th: At Sea
Sat, Oct 19th: London (Southampton), England
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- 11 night cruise on board the Sapphire Princess, in an inside cabin
- $100 onboard credit
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Flights from Cork or Dublin to Southampton
- Travel insurance
- Upgrade to a balcony stateroom from €1455pp and get $200 onboard credit
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