Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco

Las Palmas – Funchal – Casablanca – Agadir – Arrecife – Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Las Palmas (11 Days)

Fares From £1,995 pp

CANARY ISLANDS, MADEIRA & MOROCCO CRUISE SUMMARY

A cruise with plenty of time for day trips, exploring by yourself and relaxing at sea, there’s something for everyone on this sub-tropical Atlantic voyage.

The tiny island of Madeira is where Sir Winston Churchill is said to have been deeply inspired by the picturesque villages and seascapes. During your time here you will have ample opportunity to see why. As evening comes, stroll through the quiet streets of Funchal, before choosing from a range of activities on offer next morning.

Take a thrilling cable car ride, followed by a wicker-framed street “toboggan” descent through the streets of Monte, board a tuk-tuk for a tour through Funchal’s hidden lanes, or relax on a panoramic trip to see the flowers of Madeira, with a visit to the famous botanical garden.

Discover Marrakesh, known as the “Pearl of the South”, on an extended day trip to the city. Or tour the Moroccan capital of Rabat, where sights include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, Hassan Tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Royal Palace.

Experience the legendary metropolis of Casablanca by night and see the sights by day, or take a tour to the Dar Al Ala Museum of Music, with a chance to do some haggling in the vibrant local market.

Sail south to Agadir for untouched Essaouira and the UNESCO World Heritage walled medina, that will be instantly recognisable to Game of Thrones fans. Then experience an authentic Moroccan folklore show, with delicacies, in the Berber palace.

On the Canary Island of Lanzarote, visit the Fire Mountains of Timanfaya National Park, or stroll through a unique Cactus Garden before touring the Contemporary Art Museum, surprisingly located inside an old military fort.

Arriving in Tenerife, take a day trip through Las Cañadas National Park to the highest peak in Spain, the dormant volcano of El Teide. Or enjoy a guided tour of the former capital, La Laguna, with a visit to a local bodega for a tasting.

 

CRUISING ON VASCO DA GAMA 

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Fly from London to Las Palmas. Board World Voyager.

Hike through the vineyards of Tafira up to the volcanic cauldron Caldera de Bandama and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over Gran Canaria. Afterwards, indulge in culinary delights in the picturesque city of Las Palmas and marvel at the fascinating architecture of the Canary Island.

Day 2-3 – Funchal, Madeira Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco nicko cruises uk

Exotic fruits and colourful flowers welcome you to Madeira! The imposing Sé Cathedral, culinary delights in the charming market hall, dreamlike views and the exotic variety of plants in the Jardim Botânico ensure that you will not forget your visit to the island’s capital Funchal.

Day 4 – At Sea

A chance for you to enjoy everything Vasco da Gama has to offer, including the open decks and swimming pool, gym & spa, restaurants, public lounges, library, theatre and so much more!

Day 5-6 – Casablanca, Morocco Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco nicko cruises uk

The lively metropolis attracts visitors from all over the world with its diversity. Experience Casablanca’s Arab-Muslim heritage during a visit to the imposing Hassan II Mosque, discover charming buildings from the colonial era or stroll through the modern business centre, one of Morocco’s most important economic centres.

 

Day 7 – Agadir, Morocco Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco nicko cruises uk

The Moroccan Agadir was founded in 1505 by sailors from Portugal. Agadir is also known as “the white city by the sea”. Today it is considered the most modern city in Morocco and is a popular vacation destination. Beautiful beaches and a beautiful waterfront characterise the city. In the picturesque old town you feel like in a story from 1001 nights.

Day 8 – At Sea

A chance for you to enjoy everything Vasco da Gama has to offer, including the open decks and swimming pool, gym & spa, restaurants, public lounges, library, theatre and so much more!

 

Day 9 – Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco nicko cruises uk

Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote offers a unique experience of nature. You look at huge lava fields and deep lava valleys from which volcanic cones rise. This lava landscape is unique in Europe. Driving through the fields and valleys to the edge of open volcanic craters, you can feel the rising heat from the earth.

Day 10 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco nicko cruises uk

Santa Cruz de Tenerife enchants with picturesque Art Nouveau architecture, colourful carnival events and the striking architecture of the Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”. Also explore the breathtaking national park around Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide, as well as the enchanting town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna!

 

Day 11– Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco nicko cruises uk

Hike through the vineyards of Tafira up to the volcanic cauldron Caldera de Bandama and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over Gran Canaria. Afterwards, indulge in culinary delights in the picturesque city of Las Palmas and marvel at the fascinating architecture of the Canary Island.

Disembark for your return journey home.

The excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax on the flower island of Madeira as your ship docks overnight in Funchal
  • Stimulate your senses in magical Morocco   
  • Overnight in Casablanca, plus an extended day and evening in Agadir   
  • A day at sea to relax and enjoy your on-board facilities   Volcanos, local artists and wine-tasting on Lanzarote and Tenerife

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

or email

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10 – 20 Dec 2022

 

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Prices may be subject to change due to flight availability/pricing. Please call our Reservations Team on 01223 568907 for up to date pricing and availability. Single supplements vary depending on cabin category and date of travel, please call for details.

Cruises for other durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Return economy flights from London
  • All meals on board
  • Classic drinks package including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (Premium upgrade available at a supplement)
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Guest speaker programme
  • Baggage handling and port fees
  • Full ATOL financial protection

Additional Charges

  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions 
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
  • Regional flight supplements
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