Canary Islands & Madeira Cruise
- Duration: 16 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20394
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
15 nights. October 2018. From £1179.00.
Journey south to sunnier climes
This wonderful cruise sees Magellan head to the warm waters of the Atlantic, calling at the floral paradise of Madeira, and three sun-kissed Canary Isles. With time spent at sea to enjoy the ship's amenities, and calls at colourful Lisbon, La Coruna, Gibraltar and Cobh, this is a not-to-be-missed voyage to warmer climes.
At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a 50-million-dollar refit ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
Day One - Depart Bristol, England 1700hrs
Day Three - La Coruna, Spain
Day Five - Gibraltar
Day Seven - Arrecife, Lanzarote
Day Eight - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Day Nine - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
Day 10 - Funchal, Madeira
Day 12 - Lisbon, Portugal
Day 15 - Cobh, Ireland
Day 16 - Arrive in Bristol, England 0630hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
What The Price Includes15 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneStep aboard your cruise ship, Magellan, and settle into your welcoming cabin before the ship sails from Bristol.
Day TwoYour first day is spent at sea, and offers the chance to relax and enjoy the many amenities aboard your cruise ship.
Day ThreeMagellan makes her first call at the historic port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take an optional shore excursion to fabled Santiago de Compostela, the famous end point of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
Day FourEnjoy another restful day on board.
Day FiveThis afternoon, Magellan arrives at the tiny British territory of Gibraltar. Explore newly developed Ocean Village Marina, stroll along the very British Main Street or ride the cable car to the summit of the famous Rock for tremendous views out to Morocco's Atlas Mountains.
Day SixSpend a relaxing day at sea as Magellan heads towards the Canary Islands.
Day SevenThe first of our Canaries calls is Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, where black sand beaches fringe warm waters. You'll have the chance to head to 'fire mountain' and to take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.
Day EightContinue your exploration of the Canary Islands with a call at the great trading port of Las Palmas, gateway to Gran Canaria. Explore the bustling modern metropolis of Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta. There will also be an optional excursion inland to take in some superb views.
Day NineTenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. Step ashore at the principal port, Santa Cruz, to experience 'the whole world in one day' - the chance to swim in warm waters, throw snowballs on the slopes of Spain's highest peak, Mt Teide, and shop in the capital's glitzy shopping malls.
Day 10Another sun-blessed paradise, sub-tropical Madeira offers a call in its colourful capital, Funchal. On this lush green island the wonderful Botanical Gardens are not to be missed, nor is an exhilarating wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.
Day 11Spend another relaxing day on board as Magellan makes her way to Portugal.
Day 12Today you'll enjoy a visit to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. From here, the great explorers sailed to the New World. Enjoy an excursion through the maze of narrow, hilly streets of the historic Alfamar district, a striking contrast to the modern city's glass and steel.
Days 13-14Two days are spent at sea, as Magellan makes her return journey.
Day 15Magellan's final point of call is Cobh, departure point for over three million Irish emigrants - whose story is portrayed at the excellent Heritage Centre - and final port of call for the ill-fated RMS Titanic.
Day 16Disembark in Bristol after a memorable autumn cruise. Back to top
At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, spacious Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy, thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas, and of course the presence of her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff. A major refit in 2010 has ensured her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home, and she is a hugely welcome addition to the fleet.
Passenger accommodation is arranged on nine spacious decks served by eight lifts, wide corridors and stairways. Extensive teak decking adds to sense of spaciousness, and in addition to the extensive outdoor areas, there are several beautifully appointed lounges boasting panoramic picture windows. Two beautifully appointed dining rooms, the Waldorf and the Kensington, as well as a less formal buffet-style bistro that offers indoor and outdoor dining, will tempt you at mealtimes, and there are three lounge bars and three deck bars where you can while away a convivial hour or two. Other on-board amenities include a night club, a casino and the magnificent, multi-tiered Magellan Show Lounge. For the energetic and body-conscious, Magellan offers a beautifully appointed wellness centre, a gym, two pools and Jacuzzis. A well-stocked shopping gallery, internet centre and library can also be found on board.
Magellan's 15 categories of cabin and suite are graded according to size and position. Each cabin is air-conditioned, and has ample storage space, a safe, a TV, a hairdryer and private facilities with a shower. All ocean-view cabins have picture windows apart from eight Cat 6 cabins and 10 Cat 7 cabins, towards the front of the ship, which have portholes. Suites offer the added comforts of baths, seating areas and private balconies.Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. **This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2017 and 31st March (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Further information is available as you book your chosen cruise. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount. Back to top