Canary Islands & Madeira Cruise
15 nights. March 2020. From £2179.00.
Atlantic Spring Sunshine
Relax on board Magellan as she cruises south from London Tilbury, heading to three sun-kissed Canary Isles and the glorious garden-paradise of Madeira. Make the most of her restaurants, bars, shops and other distractions during lazy spring days at sea, then step ashore to discover the volcanic landscape and black-sand beaches of Lanzarote, the palm-fringed squares of Las Palmas' old town, and the space-age curves of Santa Cruz de Tenerife's seafront Auditorio. Explore Madeira's capital, Funchal, or experience the exhilaration of a wickerwork ’toboggan’ ride from Monte down to Livramento.As Magellan cruises and from the warm waters of the Atlantic, you'll also have opportunities to visit Rotterdam and Gibraltar, and spend a day in Lisbon strolling along the narrow streets of the Alfama, past the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter and through the elegant plazas and colonnades of the Baixa.
What's Included15 nights' accommodation in your choice of 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
Holiday HighlightsSail south to springtime warmth and sunshine
Enjoy lazy days at sea
Calls at seven exciting ports
Rotterdam – Dutch maritime gem
Gibraltar, beneath its famous Rock
Lanzarote and its black-sand beaches
Vibrant, colourful Las Palmas on Gran Canaria
Tenerife's glorious, varied landscape
Madeira, the verdant Garden Isle
Calling in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, as you sail home
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 1Depart London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1500hrs The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Magellan's first port. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Days 3 to 5At sea
Spend three days relaxing on board.
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1900hrs Today Magellan arrives in Gibraltar to spend the most British of the festive holidays in the Mediterranean's most British location. Take the cable-car to the summit of the Rock, to take in the tremendous views (across to Morocco's Atlas Mountains on the clearest days) and to meet the famous Barbary Apes.
Day 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Lanzarote, Spain
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 2200hrs Your first Canary Islands call is Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. The black sand beaches of this sun-baked and colourful holiday isle fringe warm waters, and our visit here offers the chance to head to Timanfaya National Park's "fire mountains" and take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.
Day 9Gran Canaria. Spain
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2400hrs Today Magellan arrives in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s principal port. Wander the palm-fringed squares and cobbled streets of Vegueta, the port's old town, immerse yourself in the bustle of modern Puerto de la Luz or take an excursion to explore the rugged landscape of Pico de las Nieves or the pristine sand dunes of Maspalomas.
Day 10Tenerife, Spain
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1500hrs Optional excursions will let you discover this unforgettable island, which that boasts the chance to experience "the whole world in one day" - from swimming in warm waters to throwing snowballs on the slopes of Spain's highest peak, Mt Teide. Discover the glitz of the Santa Cruz's shopping malls, the stunning gardens, the banana plantations and the forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.
Day 11Madeira, Portugal
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands: a sub-tropical paradise home to some of the most colourful and exotic flora on Earth. Explore the island capital, Funchal, or dare the exhilaration of a wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.
Day 12At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 13Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1300hrs The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is Magellan's last port. Wander up through the cobbled streets of the Alfama towards Sao Jorge Castle, relax by the fountain in Rossi Square or follow the shoreline along to where the ornate battlements of the Belem Tower guard the mouth of the River Tagus.
Days 14-15At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.
Day 16Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0900hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. 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. Back to top