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Cape Verde, Madeira, Canaries & Morocco Winter Sunshine

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sail south to the sun

Escape the grey gloom of the British winter as you board Ambience and head for some much-needed warmth and blue skies. Sit back and relax as you sail south to the sun-kissed isles of Madeira, Tenerife, São Vicente, Cape Verde and Gran Canaria, with calls at Morocco and mainland Portugal.

 

SUPERCRAFT THEME CRUISE

 

Supercraftcruises.com, developed and managed by Julie Peasgood, provides a wide range of specialist craft tutors to deliver unique and inspirational workshops throughout your cruise. They are suitable for every level of ability - from complete beginners to the very experienced.

Eco-craft projects include: Fancy Fork Suncatchers, Teacup pin cushions and pretty embroidered needle cases, Aluminium Art, Collaged book covers, Professional quality stained glass, Festive garlands and wreaths, Fabric Beads, Beads created from old plastic bottles, Vintage tin dioramas created from discarded tins, A selection of eye-catching and surprisingly stunning bangles (made from empty plastic bottles, scraps of fabric, lace and beads), Mosaic hearts and house number plates, Recycled Roses, Jewelled Keepsakes - reusing jewels, A Book Bouquet, Your own individual book cover, Eggshell mosaics, Re-used packaging made into a museum-style butterfly specimen display and Recycled cork treasures.

What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, contemporary cabins and suites that feature TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A wide choice of British and International cuisine every day throughout your cruise
  • Plenty to do during the day, including playing bridge, practising your steps on the dancefloor and interesting, expert-led lectures to attend
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of the ship’s on-board leisure facilities
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point

Your Itinerary

View a full breakdown of your holiday to help you plan your trip

  • Depart: 17:00hrs

    Board Ambience in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 18:00hrs

    The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, from where the great explorers sailed to the New World, welcomes Ambience today. 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.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 17:00hrs

    Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands. This sun-blessed subtropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. Relax in Funchal, the island capital, visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork 'toboggan'!

  • Arrive: 13:00hrs

    Depart: 23:00hrs

    Today is spent on the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. You will dock in the principal port of Santa Cruz. Discover the land that boasts 'the whole world in one day' on optional shore excursions that might take you for a swim in warm waters or to throw snowballs on the slopes of Mt Teide, or from the capital's glitzy shopping malls to stunning gardens, banana plantations and forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 17:00hrs

    The 10 volcanic islands that make up the Cape Verde archipelago are fast becoming a popular holiday haven, despite (or perhaps because of) their remote position. Spend the day in Mindelo, the pretty capital of São Vicente, admiring the attractive houses of this colonial outpost, or perhaps joining an optional shore excursion inland.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 16:00hrs

    Capital of the volcanic Cape Verde islands, Praia is a bustling porty city set in a wonderful location. Ambience will tie up here for the day, giving you the opportunity to step ashore and the city, with its Portueguese churches and colonial mansions, all framed by the dramatic backdrop of the island’s volcanic interior.

     

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 17:00hrs

    Today Ambience 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.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 22:00hrs

    Today you’ll drop anchor in Casablanca, forever associated with the eponymous film, starring Humphrey Bogart. Much of the city is now startlingly modern, but you'll find traditional life and traces of its long history in the medina, and the gigantic Hassan II Mosque. Visit the wonderful beaches, and make the most of the designer shopping, or perhaps join an unforgettable shore excursion to Marrakech to explore the tiny stores, alleys and hidden courtyards of the souks, and its vast, bustling square, the Djemaa El Fna.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 14:00hrs

    The Portuguese port of Leixoes offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to historic Porto. Famed the world over for its port wine, Porto is perched on the granite cliffs above the River Douro, the two banks linked by some vertigo-inducing bridges. Head into the Ribeira district to visit one of the wine lodges for which the city is world-renowned.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Say goodbye to Ambience, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.

    Passport

    British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.

    Visa

    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)

    Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.

    Border Control

    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.

    Healthcare Cover

    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.

    You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Mobile Roaming

    Roaming charges have been re-introduced by some UK providers when visiting the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Prior to travel, please do check with your phone operator for the most up to date information.

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