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Christmas in the Canaries


17th December 2018

Have yourself a merry little Christmas on this cruise to the sunny Canaries. Go dolphin and whale-spotting in a RIB, stroll through sunny gardens in Tenerife and explore volcanic landscapes in La Palma.

Overview

Click on ‘Cabins & Fares’ above to see our latest Low Prices! Have yourself a merry little Christmas on this cruise to the sunny Canaries. Call at Cádiz before sailing south for the festive season and a very special Christmas Day concert in Tenerife. There’ll be plenty of time to explore thanks to overnight moorings in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Madeira, and also Lisbon, where you’ll see the New Year in with a magnificent fireworks display.

Saga Pearl II offers an informal and enjoyable way to cruise, effortlessly taking you to a host of amazing destinations. With no more than 449 passengers on board, the atmosphere is relaxed and sociable, and despite being small, she still manages to pack in a surprising array of features.

What’s Included:

  • Return chauffeur service to the port (within 250 miles), or free car parking
  • All meals on board
  • A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
  • All port taxes and visas

Itinerary

Day 1: Portsmouth

Today you will embark Saga Pearl II in Portsmouth.

Day 2 - 4: At Sea

Day 5: Cadiz, Spain

Believed to be the oldest town on the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian port of Cádiz enjoys a stunning location at the edge of a six-mile promontory. The town itself, with 3,000 years of history, is characterised by pretty white houses with balconies often adorned with colourful flowers.

Day 6: At Sea

Day 7 & 8: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds.

Day 9 & 10: Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Enjoy the on-board festivities as you cruise towards Tenerife. Raise a glass during cocktail hour before tucking into a traditional Christmas lunch, arriving late afternoon. To round off your special day you can look forward to the traditional Christmas Day concert in Santa Cruz harbour performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra – it’s sure to be a memorable event. On Boxing Day you can explore the capital, or join one of our excursions to see the island’s gardens, visit Mount Teide National Park, or Mercedes Forest.

Day 11: Santa Cruz, La Palma

The atmospheric colonial heart of Santa Cruz makes it one of the loveliest towns in the Canaries, and the island itself is said to be one of the prettiest. Discover the island’s dramatic scenery with a visit to the primal laurel forest which once covered the entire archipelago, or take a drive along the winding mountain roads.

Day 12: At Sea

Day 13 & 14: Funchal, Madeira

Funchal has a dramatic appearance thanks to its location on the side of an amphitheatre-like valley – if the climb to the top is daunting then you can catch a cable car up and ride a wicker toboggan back down! If you want to venture yet higher perhaps head to Cabo Girão, an immense sea cliff with a glass walkway 1,640 feet above the water

Day 15 & 16: Lisbon, Portugal

Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history.

Day 17 & 18: At Sea

Day 19: Portsmouth

Today you will arrive back in Portsmouth to end your cruise.

Cabins & Fares

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Inside CabinFrom £3,278ppIncludes return chauffeur service to the port (within 250 miles), or free car parking
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Outside CabinFrom 4,638ppIncludes return chauffeur service to the port (within 250 miles), or free car parking
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Superior CabinFrom £6,522ppIncludes return chauffeur service to the port (within 250 miles), or free car parking
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SuiteFrom £8,585ppIncludes return chauffeur service to the port (within 250 miles), or free car parking
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