Onboard the Newest Queen

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands.from $3,549.00pp

Southampton, England Roundtrip | Queen Anne

Embrace the warmth of the Canaries on this 14 Night Voyage on Cunard’s newest ship Queen Anne. Whether you crave sangria or tapas on the shore, a dip in turquoise waters or simple days on board to relax, the choice is yours.

This cruise gives you the chance to revel in life on board, as well as soak up plenty of Mediterranean sunshine in ports in Spain, Portugal, and the Canaries.

Queen Anne’s breathtaking interiors take inspiration from the past to define a striking new design direction for the future. Come on board to discover a ship that is modern, yet timeless. A ship that offers both exciting, novel experiences, as well as our much-loved signature venues.


Inclusions

  • All Day Dining
  • Cruise
  • Taxes

Itinerary

Day 1
02 March 2024 - Southampton, England
Located in the picturesque English county of Hampshire, Southampton is a vibrant waterfront city, serviced by direct trains to London, an airport, and an international cruise terminal. Explore the city’s maritime heritage and links to RMS Titanic in the Sea City Museum, see contemporary British art in the Cultural Quarter, or walk the medieval walls in the Old Town, paying a visit to the Tudor House and Garden. Further afield you’ll find The New Forest National Park, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Isle of Wight, while the city’s thriving craft beer and culinary scene will leave you spoilt for choice when hunger strikes.

Day 2-3
03-04 March 2024 - At Sea

Day 4
05 March 2024 - Lisbon, Portugal
As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon triumphantly spreads its welcoming city atmosphere and its several impressive ancient sites over the seven steep hillsides that overlook the Tagus Estuary and River.
Your guide to Lisbon.
Just a brief stroll along the tangled streets that wind around Lisbon's hills is enough to appreciate the city's history. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, its origins traceable to 1200 BC. Among its rooftops, Gothic towers and decadent domes burst from a sea of red-tiled buildings, while at ground level you’ll see elegant shops, graceful palacios and ancient ruins. Lively marketplaces and bountiful pastelarias feed the city, while Lisbon's many cool fountains and leafy parks provide shade for locals and visitors. Though the city has evolved much over the centuries, it’s easy to see why it’s endured for so long.

Day 5
06 March 2024 At Sea

Day 6-7
07-08 March 2024 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
As you’ll see, Madeira’s reputation as the ‘Garden Island’ is well founded. It’s swathed in lush greenery and bears all manner of tropical fruits. The region is famous for its delicious Madeira wine.
Your guide to Funchal.
Cameras at the ready. The capital of Portugal’s Madeira archipelago offers a mesmerising skyline as you approach by sea. Built into steep hills, the city’s historic buildings almost tumble down the hillside towards the majestic blue of Madeira’s sun kissed shore. At the water’s edge stands the 17th Century São Tiago Fortress, built to protect Funchal from invasion. Its turmeric toned walls are a vision of colour and certain to register among your lasting memories of this enchanting coastal city. Wander through narrow side streets towards a plethora of discoveries: alluring gardens, a cathedral fusing Gothic and Romanesque styles, and squares lined with boutique restaurants.

Day 8
09 March 2024 - At Sea

Day 9
10 March 2024 - Tenerife, Spain
Beloved for its beaches, Tenerife also offers a feast for the eyes. Either from the numerous galleries and museums or the incredibly panoramic cable car ascent of Mount Teide, there is so much to see. Tenerife is soothing on the ears, too. Listen for the timple, a distinctive element of Canarian folk music, or perhaps catch a recital at the Auditorio, home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.

Day 10
11 March 2024 - Gran Canaria, Spain
This almost perfectly circular isle is known for its historic towns and an incredible diversity of scenery. This includes its sandy south, where golden beaches extend back into desert-like dunes. Its capital, Las Palmas, on the northwest of the island, was a stopping-point for Columbus on his 1492 adventure to the New World. The ornate former governor’s house in the historic Vergueta district, where it’s claimed he stayed while his ships were repaired, is now a museum in his honour.
Step further back in time at the Cueva Pintada archaeological park in Galdar, almost due west of Las Palmas. It’s an excavated centuries-old settlement of the canarii people who lived in on Gran Canaria before the Spanish arrived. Boardwalks extend through the site, allowing you to see where their houses once stood, and the showpiece is the ‘painted cave,’ itself daubed with geometric shapes.
Seventeenth-century Arucas recalls the style of towns that the conquistadores exported to South America, yet with a massive neo-Gothic Church of San Juan Bautista, built of black rock as a reminder of its volcanic location.
Ten miles or so southwest of Las Palmas, Teror is a charming spot to while away the afternoon. Brightly painted houses line the quaint streets, with ornate balconies to take in the scene below. Its star is the neoclassical Basilica de la Virgen del Piño, located on the lively main plaza.
Gran Canaria has been described as a ‘continent in miniature,’ due to its varied scenery of mountain peaks, pine forests and tracts of farmland tucked into valleys that lead down to the coasts. Indeed UNESCO declared a huge swathe of the island, around 40% in total, a Biosphere Reserve in 2005 because of its exceptional diversity.
This includes the stunning Bandama Crater, just to the south of the capital. The massive caldera extends over 3,280 feet across and its bowl descends 650 feet. From its viewpoint, you can see far and wide across Gran Canaria.
Discover the dunes behind Maspalomas Beach, a 12-mile stretch between the Faro Lighthouse and the Playa del Inglés. A postcard-friendly symbol of the island, they’re constantly reshaped by the winds into picturesque rippled patterns. You’ll almost feel as though you’re crossing the Sahara when you explore on foot or especially by camel, until of course, you catch a glimpse of the sparkling ocean.
Indeed it may the Atlantic waves that attract you above all, in which case stand-up paddle boarding could appeal to your active side. Heading slightly further offshore by boat, keep watch for various marine mammals, such as dolphins, finback whales, pilot whales or sperm whales, depending on the season.

Day 11
12 March 2024 - Lanzarote, Spain
It’s easy to understand why the island of Lanzarote is so popular. Fire Mountain and the curious vineyards of Le Geria amid the volcanic island scenery are just some of the many highlights that await. Timanfaya National Park is a vivid volcanic showcase, where water poured into boreholes, hisses back out as steam and you can feast on a smorgasbord of specialities, cooked by heat from Earth’s core.

Day 12 - 14
13-15 March 2024 - At Sea

Day 15
16 March 2024 - Southampton

 


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