Spanish Islands of the Atlantic

Overview

Spanish Islands of the Atlantic

Cruise parallel to the Iberian Peninsula west coast before peering up at the 25 de April suspension bridge as Spirit of Discovery sails up the Tagus River to reach Portugal’s elegant capital of Lisbon. Next cruise to the Atlantic isle of Madeira, decorated in subtropical flora year round. Spirit of Discovery will dock at the heart of Funchal leaving you free to explore the parks, squares and cobbled lanes at leisure, or you can follow the levada channels through its mountainous heart.

Then contrast four of the Canary Islands where there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore on foot. Admire Mount Teide’s volcanic terrain in Tenerife, trek through pine forests to dine at a delightful tapas restaurant in La Palma, retrace Christopher Columbus’ footsteps in lesser-visited Gomera, and see Fuerteventura’s plutonic rock formations on nature walks or a thrilling 4x4 safari. On board you’ll be inspired by tales of adventure and can learn how the Canary Island’s varied volcanic landscapes were created. Plus, ORCA experts will help you spot whales and dolphins during the best opportunities from Spirit of Discovery’s deck.

What's Included:

  • All meals on board, including 24-hour room service
  • A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
  • All port taxes and visas
  • UK mainland travel service to and from Dover

Hand Picked By

Mandy Shilling

"As a main agent for Saga we are excited about the launch of the new ship, Spirit of Discovery, in summer 2019. She will feature cuisine and levels of service you can expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels and her luxurious world class design heralds a new era for Saga Cruises. Every cabin has a balcony and Spirit of Discovery boasts an array of restaurants from the grand dining room, to oriental and seafood eateries too and the best news is that there are no cover charges for them and they are all included in the price."

Mandy Shilling

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 4th November
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Highlights: Embark on a winter sun voyage to the Canaries.

Ship Overview

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you can wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in. The luxurious, world-class design on board heralds a new era for Saga Cruising, and will offer the chance to experience so much more. All backed by Saga’s famous personal service and inclusive value.

Spirit of Discovery Profile

  • Gross register tonnage: 58,250
  • Passengers: 999 Guest capacity (double occupancy)
  • Crew: 530
  • Length: 774.3ft
  • Beam: 102.4ft
  • Year built: 2019

Spirit of Discovery Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - Southampton

Embark Spirit of Discovery

Days 2 & 3 - At Sea

At sea to explore and discover what this brand new ship has to offer. Enjoy time relaxing on your private balcony with your favourite book and sample some of the amazing food in one of the stunning restaurants.

Day 4 - Lisbon

Cruise under the 25th April Bridge, often compared to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, to reach the elegant capital Lisbon. Renowned for its array of architectural styles, in particular the Moorish Alfama district, Lisbon contains a host of must-see attractions.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - Funchal

Funchal became Madeira’s capital soon after Portuguese sailors discovered this ‘island of wood’ in 1418. Set around a grand bay, Funchal offers elegant squares, a striking cathedral, subtropical gardens and broad avenues for you to discover.

Day 7 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife

As ‘King of the Canaries’, Tenerife is the largest in this sunny archipelago and features landscapes that range from forests of eucalyptus and pine, to otherworldly black-sand beaches.

Day 8 - Santa Cruise, La Palma

By far the greenest of the Canaries, La Palma is often known as the 'Isla Bonita' or beautiful island. From the fertile orchards and verdant forests of the north, to the dramatic black wilderness of the south, the island offers a wealth of contrasting landscapes, while its capital, Santa Cruz, sits in an amphitheatre on the slope of a volcanic crater.

Day 9 - San Sebastian, La Gomera

Cruise to lesser-visited La Gomera next, a wild and rocky island where beautiful beaches and precipitous cliffs encircle its lush, mountainous countryside and ancient laurel forest.

Day 10 - Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura’s capital is a bustling port with whitewashed buildings and collection of outdoor artworks by local artists – you’ll be able to see at least one, a giant seashell, right by the harbour.

Days 11 & 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - La Coruna, Spain

From this port on the north-west coast of Spain, you can visit the city of Santiago de Compostela. Perhaps follow in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims on the pilgrimage known as the Way of St James, which has the city’s cathedral as its final destination – see all this and more on an optional guided tour.

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - Southampton

Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 4th November
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Highlights: Embark on a winter sun voyage to the Canaries.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Outside CabinFrom £3,402ppEnjoy a return chauffeur service to the port from home within 250 miles each way of the portView Cabin

Outside Cabin

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All cabins include 24-hour room service, Wi Fi, tea & coffee making facilities, turndown service, private balcony, private bathroom and wc with shower, fresh fruit, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.

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View Cabin

Outside Cabin

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All cabins include 24-hour room service, Wi Fi, tea & coffee making facilities, turndown service, private balcony, private bathroom and wc with shower, fresh fruit, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.

Enquire Now