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Start the New Year in the Canarian sunshine

Enjoy the Canary Islands’ year-round sunshine and contrasting landscapes of desert, lush rainforests and verdant mountains on this exciting cruise, which also visits Portugal’s lively capital and the Spanish city of Ferrol. Plus, if your New Years’ resolution is to live life well, we’ll give you all the inspiration and information you need with a variety of health, food, fitness and finance workshops on board.

Inspiring experiences to enjoy…hiking around Tenerife’s mighty Mount Teide, cycling through the colourful streets of Las Palmas, trekking through the volcanic tunnel at the Green Caves in Lanzarote, and following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims at Santiago de Compostela.

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Destination 1

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal’s capital since the 13th century, Lisbon is home to a half-million lively and friendly residents and boasts the title of the oldest city in Western Europe. A place of great global importance, thanks to its finance, commerce, arts, media, trade, education, and tourism industries, Lisbon is rich in architecture – ranging from Romanesque to Post-Modern – and offers visitors world-class museums like the National Museum of Ancient Art, live music and theater, the second-largest aquarium in the world, and restaurants that feature diverse food from dozens of world cultures. It’s a joy to explore on foot or via public transportation.

Arrive 1300. Depart 2300.

Destination 2

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Discover the largest and most populous of the Canaries with ample time to seek out the capital’s cosmopolitan charms. Alternatively, go hiking up Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide, or enjoy a leisurely catamaran trip to visit a pod of whales that live year round off the perennially sunny south coast. If your cruise visits in December you can enjoy on-board festivities as you cruise towards Tenerife; raise a glass during cocktail hour before tucking into a traditional Christmas lunch. To round off your special day you can look forward to the traditional Christmas Day concert in Santa Cruz harbor 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.

Arrive 0800. Depart 2200.

Destination 3

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

The buzzing atmosphere of Las Palmas is evident as soon as you arrive, and you can make the most of it with an overnight mooring. The city has a distinctly Mediterranean vibe and even the old quarter, Vegueta, is a popular haunt filled with busy bars and stylish restaurants. If you like a quieter atmosphere, perhaps visit the resort of Puerto Mogan on the south of the island, with its small network of pretty canals.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Destination 4

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is an island of vast plains and gentle valleys. Wander around the old harbor area with its traditional Canarian houses, or spend the day stretched out on Corralejo Beach, a stunning stretch of white sand and turquoise sea.

Arrive 0800. Depart 2300.

Destination 5

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Sporting black sand beaches and scorched lava fields, Lanzarote’s volcanic origins are laid bare for all to see. An off-road 4x4 safari is one way to experience the island’s stark beauty, or you can discover a different side on an invigorating trek through the Valley of 1,000 Palms to the cool confines of the Green Caves.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Destination 6

Ferrol (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

Ferrol, Spain

Set on Spain’s north west coast, visiting the port of Ferrol gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the holy city of Santiago de Compostela or you can choose to see more of the glorious coastal scenery on a panoramic tour.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

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