Celebrate the festive season in the sun with Cruise & Maritime

23 October 2019

This Christmas and New Year you can look forward to gorgeous sunshine, golden beaches and inviting waters as you cruise South to the warmer climates of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Your Cruise & Maritime trip will see you visit six unique islands, each with its own intriguing culture and picturesque landscape for you to enjoy. 

Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries

Your first stop is the Dutch city of Rotterdam. Formerly a fishing village, Rotterdam now brims with modern architecture and delightful culture. Pay a visit to the city’s maritime museum to learn of its seafaring past or take in a panoramic view of the cityscape from Euromast Tower.

Your next port of call is the Spanish city of Vigo. Known for having Europe’s largest fishing fleet and a superb seafood offering, Vigo is also an access point for the Christian pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela. You’ll then continue your journey south to the beautiful Portuguese capital of Lisbon which is your final stop before you celebrate Christmas out at sea.

Following the festive celebrations, you’ll arrive in Cape Verde on the island of São Vicente, where the charming port city of Mindelo will be yours to explore for the day before you sail on to the capital city of Praia Santiago. The city offers uninterrupted views out across the bay area and is home to landmarks such as Albuquerque Square, City Hall and the Presidential Palace.

Next, it’s on to the magnificent Canary Islands where beautiful weather, delicious food and stunning volcanic landscapes await. Spend the day wandering the streets of Santa Cruz visiting its museums and churches; admire the historic buildings and classic Spanish Architecture of Las Palmas; and go shopping in Arrecife’s duty free shops.

As you begin to head north you will be treated to the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira and its capital city Funchal. Funchal’s whitewashed buildings line the lush mountainside and welcome you in as you arrive in port. Take the cable car up above the city to Monte where the island’s famous toboggan ride begins.

Your final stop before returning to London will be Leixoes, the gateway to Oporto. Here you’ll have the chance to take an excursion to sample the world-famous port wine or a river-trip along the Douro to gain a different view of the scenic city.

Onboard packages

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, Cruise and Maritime offer a selection of four excellent value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions such as all-inclusive bar drinks, daily bottles of water and invitation to the exclusive VIP Party.

What’s included in the fare

A Cruise & Maritime cruise represents excellent value with comfortable cabin accommodation, delicious full board cuisine, Captain’s Cocktail Parties, self-service tea and coffee, exciting entertainment and a packed activities programme all included in the price.

The experience on a Cruise & Maritime cruise is distinguished from that offered by competitors through implementation of a leisurely approach to cruising and by using small to medium sized cruise ships to access more ports of call. This is complemented by the friendly and attentive service offered by all members of staff and the wonderful choice of excursions available to guests.

Outstanding offer


London, Tilbury | Rotterdam, Netherlands | Vigo for Santiago de Compostela, Spain | Lisbon, Portugal | Christmas Day At Sea | Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde | Praia Santiago, Cape Verde | Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife | Las Palmas , Gran Canaria | Arrecife, Lanzarote | Funchal, Madeira |Leixoes for Oporto, Portugal | London, Tilbury


Terms and Conditions:

Valid until 31/10/19. Subject to availability. Please give me a call for further details

21 nights from £1,599 per person in Twin Inner Cabin OR £2,219 per person in Twin Ocean View Cabin

Prices include savings and are from and per person based on two adults sharing a voyager twin cabin. Voyager grades and cabin numbers will be advised at ticket stage. Applies to new bookings only, may be withdrawn without notice and remain subject to availability. Offers cannot be combined with any other offers and are rounded to the nearest ten unit fare. Gratuities at £7per person per night (£6 per person per night on cruises over 16 nights) will be debited from your onboard account. Cruise and Maritime Voyages are offered for sale in the UK by South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd trading as Cruise and Maritime Voyages. ABTA V9945 


To book your sun-dappled festive cruise, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of a personal service and exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.


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