Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Canary Islands and Madeira in Winter

Soak up some winter sun on this no-fly cruise from Southampton to the stunning Canary Islands and colourful Madeira

No Fly Cruise
14 nights from £1391pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Lisbon
  • Funchal
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma
  • Tenerife
  • Gran Canaria
  • Lanzarote

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Go in search of some winter sun on this rejuvenating escape to the Canary Islands and Madeira, where golden beaches and natural wonders await.

The first of five beautiful islands is Madeira, with its verdant landscapes and colourful botanical gardens. Spend a day exploring the 'Garden Island', before setting sail to the volcanic Canary Islands. La Palma is overlooked by the soaring San Antonio Volcano, while Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and in the shadow of Mount Teide.

Discover the mix of architecture in Las Palmas' stunning Vagueta district, or perhaps head further afield and visit the towns of Puerto de Mogan and Santa Brigida with their flower-adorned houses. Continue to Lanzarote, renowned for the incredible rock formations of Timanfaya National Park and the famous works of architect César Manrique.

Before and after your island-hopping adventure, the ship will visit the shores of mainland Spain and Portugal, exploring Lisbon with its iconic Belem Tower and La Coruna, home to the Torre de Hercules lighthouse.

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Canary Islands and Madeira in Winter Itinerary

Day 1 - Southampton (UK)

Embark your ship in Southampton.

Days 2-3 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during relaxing days at sea.

Day 4 - Lisbon (Portugal)

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon stretches across seven hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary. Discover the Pombaline architecture and the city's bridges including Ponte 25 de Abril, similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Lisbon also has an array of museums including the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Funchal (Madeira)

Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeiran archipelago, has a timeless old-world charm. Backed by rolling hills, the town is renowned for its harbour and the 17th century São Tiago Fortress which is now the Contemporary Art Museum, as well as its world renowned Madeiran wine cellars. The ancient Funchal Cathedral is a fascinating mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and is noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.

Day 7 - Santa Cruz de la Palma (La Palma, Spain)

La Palma’s small capital city has colonial-style architecture and beautiful beaches. It is typically Canarian and has something for everyone. Close to the Town Hall are amazing palaces and merchants' houses, while elsewhere you can see the Renaissance-style Church of El Salvador and the Church of Santo Domingo.

Day 8 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife)

Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife and boasts wide avenues and boulevards which connect elegant squares and parks. In the Old Town is the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 18th century Palacio de Carta.

Day 9 - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Las Palmas is an eclectic mix of Asian and African cultures. It is the largest city in the Canary archipelago and has three gorgeous beaches, including Playa de las Canteras. The old quarter of Vegueta has incredible architecture as well as boutiques. In the centre stands the soaring Santa Ana Cathedral, a mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Neoclassical styles.

Day 10 - Arrecife (Lanzarote)

Arrecife on Lanzarote’s east coast is home to the biggest fishing fleet in the Canaries. It is also home to two castles - Castillo San Gabriel which now houses the island’s Ethnographic Museum, and Castillo San Jose which today is home to the Museum of International and Contemporary Art.

Days 11-12 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during relaxing days at sea.

Day 13 - La Coruna (Spain)

The city of Coruna is renowned for its Roman lighthouse, Torre De Hercules, and diverse architectural styles. It also has an impressive seafront promenade and beautiful beaches. The old quarter, known as Ciudad Vieja, is where you'll find the Plaza de María Pita which features the Estatua de María Pita statue.

Day 14 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 15 - Southampton (UK)

Disembark your ship in Southampton.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus late night snacks
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon Tea daily
  • Evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • Onboard activities and lectures throughout the day
  • Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to/from the port
  • All drinks on board (optional 'All Inclusive Upgrade' available on selected cruises)
  • Shore Tours and RIB Tours
  • Hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning
  • WiFi
  • Visa costs if applicable
  • Travel insurance
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides, etc. on board and ashore
  • Evening dining in premium restaurants; The Grill, The Black Watch Room & The Poolside
  • Chocolates and beverages from The Bookmark Cafe
  • Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Games of Blackjack and Roulette
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Map for Canary Islands and Madeira in Winter