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Christmas & New Year Canary Islands & Madeira

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Celebrate Christmas and see in the New Year aboard delightful Ambition as you sail south from Tilbury to warmer climes and – hopefully – blue skies. Enjoyable visits to Lisbon and Madeira are followed by a trio of sun-kissed Canary Island calls, before you turn for home, with a last call in Leixoes for Oporto to complete this wonderful festive cruise. Following a call in maritime Rotterdam, celebrate Christmas Day at sea before stepping ashore in Portugal’s vibrant capital. The colourful delights of the Garden Isle and the holiday paradises of Lanzarote Gran Canaria and Tenerife, and a memorable New Year’s Eve aboard, complete the festive delights.


What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, contemporary cabins and suites that feature TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities 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

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  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Rotterdam

    Welcome to Rotterdam. The city has a storied maritime past, dating all the way back to the 14th century, when the Rotterdamse Schie canal opened and the city became a focal point for trading between England and Germany. You won’t be surprised to find that most of Rotterdam's attractions revolve around the water. Marvel at the curious, innovative design of the Cubic Houses, the Blaakse Bos development which fringes on the Laurenskwartier district and the Waterfront area. You can also check out the city’s sea port, which happens to be Europe's largest. Today, the waterfront is filled with fascinating attractions, including maritime museums, boat tours, harbourfront bars, cafes and restaurants, and incredible modern architecture, too.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Lisbon

    The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is where the great explorers sailed to the New World. 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.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Funchal

    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: 1300hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    Arrecife

    Arrecife, on Lanzarote's east coast, is a charming town blending modernity with natural beauty. Whitewashed buildings line its palm-fringed promenades, offering a relaxed atmosphere. With sandy beaches, local markets, and a gateway to Lanzarote's unique volcanic landscapes, Arrecife captures the essence of the Canary Islands' laid-back allure.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    Las Palmas

    Las Palmas is 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 explore the rugged landscape of Pico de las Nieves or the pristine sand dunes of Maspalomas.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. Discover the land that boasts 'the whole world in one day', maybe swimming in the warm waters or throwing snowballs on the slopes of Mt Teide. Be sure to also check out the capital's glitzy shopping malls, stunning gardens, banana plantations and forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Leixoes

    The Portuguese port of Leixoes offers the opportunity to explore 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.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

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Further Information

  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.

    Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").

    Visa - 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.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

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