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Festive Atlantic Isles

Magellan sailing from London Tilbury

from £1,999 per person 21 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £135 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

A winter escape for the holiday season

Set sail this Christmas for a joyous cruising experience sailing to the warmer climes of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Each island has a unique character, offering a variety of picturesque landscapes, mouth-watering cuisine and fascinating cultures. You’ll also get to explore the mainland ports of Rotterdam, Vigo, Oporto and Lisbon too.

Plus, there’ll be no cooking or washing up this Christmas, as your festive feast will be expertly prepared and served on board.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

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17/12/2020 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Magellan.

Depart 1800.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

18/12/2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800.

Rotterdam is the world's largest port and Holland's second city. It's nicknamed 'Manhattan on the Meuse' due to its impressive skyscrapers and modern architecture such as cubic houses and the striking Erasmus Bridge. You'll also come across street sculptures and a variety of museums.

Rotterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

19/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

20/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

21/12/2020 Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

Vigo, Spain

Arrive 0700. Depart 1430.

Cosmopolitan Vigo combines a beautiful old quarter that's home to pretty fishermen's cottages, with a modern quarter which boasts some of the best seafood restaurants in Spain. Explore the delightful streets of the old town or perhaps pay a visit to the magnificent cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Vigo Pontevedra Galicia Spain Europe

22/12/2020 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1300.

Lisbon is especially scenic approached from the sea, and often lures everyone out on deck as the city comes into view. Riverfront Square and the Praca do Comercio, the statues of Christ and of Henry the Navigator, as well as Belém Tower, are just a few of the famous landmarks here.

Lisbon Lisboa Municipality Lisbon Portugal Europe

23/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

24/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

25/12/2020 Christmas Day - At Sea

Celebrate Christmas Day with on board festivities.

26/12/2020 Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Arrive 1300. Depart 2000.

Arrive in Cape Verde on Boxing Day. Fringed by tall mountains and deep blue waters, Mindelo is a pretty harbour town with characterful cafes, tiny shops and traditional Portuguese architecture, seen at the City Hall and Governor's Palace.

Mindelo Cape Verde Africa

27/12/2020 Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde

Praia, Cape Verde

Arrive 1300. Depart 2000.

Capital of Cape Verde, Praia has an attractive old quarter which has a commanding position on a plateau overlooking the ocean. You may like to browse the market stalls for colourful African fabrics, explore the narrow streets and admire the Portuguese architecture here.

Praia Cape Verde Africa

28/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

29/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

30/12/2020 Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive 0800. Depart 2400.

Santa Cruz is the capital of the Canary Islands and considered one of the most important ports of the Atlantic. Representative of the city’s maritime heritage is the sail design of the modern Auditorio de Tenerife, while in the Museum of Nature and Man you can find artefacts and mummies of the Guanche people who first settled the site 2,000 years ago. Santa Cruz is also a great base for exploring the nearby beaches, boulevards and pretty parks and plazas on foot.

Santa Cruz Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

31/12/2020 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive 0700. Depart 2100.

Visit the island of Gran Canaria, described as a continent in miniature because of its varied terrain. Las Palmas has plenty to keep you busy. You can walk through the town in the footsteps of Christopher Colombus, explore the many art galleries of Vegueta and stroll through the historic neighbourhood of La Isleta, before enjoying New Year’s Eve celebrations on board the ship.

Las Palmas Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

01/01/2021 Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive 0800. Depart 1300.

The coastal capital of Lanzarote is home to the largest fishing fleet in the Canaries – as you cruise into the harbour look out for the imposing profile of the 16th-century Castillo de San Gabriel that protected it for centuries. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Lanzarote is renowned for its fascinating volcanic terrain. Art lovers will want to learn about the island’s most famous artist, César Manrique, and see his beautifully designed cactus garden in Guatiza.

Arrecife Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

02/01/2021 Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay, Funchal is the delightful capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The harbour is right in the centre of town and as you approach the sight of whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the verdant mountain is spectacular. For incredible views, ride the cable car up to the Monte Palace gardens, and then perhaps enjoy a thrilling toboggan ride back down into town.

Funchal Madeira Portugal Europe

03/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

04/01/2021 Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal

Oporto, Portugal

Arrive 1200. Depart 1900.

Oporto woos visitors with its attractive waterfront which is overlooked by hillside terraces lined with traditional buildings. Highlights include the Manueline Church of Santa Clara, the cathedral which has a Romanesque choir and the neoclassical stock exchange. Spy pretty ravelo boats on the River Douro which were once used to transport port upriver and maybe sample this deliciously-sweet wine on a visit to one of the lodges where it is blended and aged.

Leixoes Porto Portugal Europe

05/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

06/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

07/01/2021 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0800.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Please note

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Festive Atlantic Isles

Magellan sailing from London Tilbury

from £1,999 per person 21 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £135 if not required
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Festive Atlantic Isles

Magellan sailing from London Tilbury

from £1,999 per person 21 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £135 if not required