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Canaries & Portugal Cruise on Celebrity Apex from Southampton England

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the breathtakingly exotic destinations of Portugal and the Spanish Canary Islands aboard the luxurious Celebrity Apex. Explore the stunningly picturesque landscapes of Madeira, marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canary Islands, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Lisbon and Porto, and be amazed by the breathtaking natural beauty of La Coruna.
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Canaries & Portugal Cruise on Celebrity Apex from Southampton England

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DEPARTURE DATE: October 1, 2024
Countries Visited: England, Portugal, Spain
Departure Port:Southampton, England

OVERVIEW

Luxury Cruises to Portugal

Portugal cruises will offer you an insight into its enchanting culture. Indulge in the country’s robust cuisine that celebrates the riches of the ocean and its lush, rolling countryside, not to mention the crisp whites, fruity reds, and famous port wine. Marvel at fairytale castles, lounge on endless sandy beaches, explore colorful markets, and experience ancient musical traditions. Most importantly, connect with the people, who are as warm and welcoming as the sunny climate.

Lisbon, the hilly capital, has wonderful architecture, a romantic old quarter, superb museums, and a thriving culinary scene. In the north, the glorious old city of Porto is a gateway to the riches of the Douro Valley, where port wine vineyards snake along steep hillsides and ornate palaces doze in the sunshine amid sprawling wine estates. Sail to Portugal in luxury on a European cruise with Celebrity Cruises.

Award-Winning Cruises to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands archipelago is part of Spain, but is actually located closer to the northern coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. This dichotomy of country and location creates an exotic travel experience that blends the rhythm of island life with the cultural influences of Europe. Add in a bunch of volcanoes, otherworldly-looking sand dunes, palm-tree lined beaches, and a vibrant art scene, and you have a recipe for travel nirvana that Canary Islands cruises make easy to get to.

Our European cruises to the Canary Islands will take you to some of the most beautiful destinations in this archipelago in comfort and luxury. Once there, you will get an in-depth experience of what makes the Canary Islands so special thanks to our extensi

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 1, 2024from $4,944 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 11 night cruise round trip from Southampton England in Prime ocean view cabin
  • $100 onboard credit per cabin
  • Included onboard meals
  • Included onboard activities and entertainment
  • Classic beverage package (alcoholic and non alcoholic)
  • Classic WiFi package
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Tue Oct 1Southampton, England
2Wed Oct 2At Sea - Cruising
3Thu Oct 3At Sea - Cruising
4Fri Oct 4Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
5Sat Oct 5Tenerife, Canary Islands
6Sun Oct 6Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
7Mon Oct 7At Sea
8Tue Oct 8Lisbon, Portugal
9Wed Oct 9Porto (Leixoes)
10Thu Oct 10La Coruna, Spain
11Fri Oct 11At Sea - Cruising
12Sat Oct 12Southampton, England

Day 1 – Southampton, England

Southampton is a bustling port city bursting with history, as well as shopping opportunities, great restaurants, and superb pubs. Located on England’s southern coast, the area has a deep connection with WWII, having been used as a staging area for the attack on D-Day. It’s also well-known to be the home port of the Queen Mary 2. Today, the city is largely defined by its universities and retail shopping. The real sightseeing, however, happens when you use this port as a jumping off point for attractions found outside, yet relatively close to the city. For instance, London is but a little over an hour away by train. You can also take a ferry to the Isle of Wight, an English holiday favorite with 25 miles of coastline, sand dunes and dramatic white cliffs. While on your Southampton cruise you can also visit the nearby, quaint town of Windsor where you can visit the many boutiques of High Street or enjoy a tour of historic Windsor Castle.

Day 2 – At Sea – Cruising

Day 3 – At Sea – Cruising

Day 4 – Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

Funchal, the largest city on Madeira island, is known as the “Floating Garden” because of its remarkable variety of vegetation, fruit, and flowers. With cruise Madeira everywhere you look you’ll find sprawling scenic splendor, from the deeply gouged cliffs to the lush, verdant valleys reminiscent of parts of Hawaii.

Day 5 – Tenerife, Canary Islands

Beyond its steep and rugged coastline, Tenerife is a cultural and natural wonder waiting to be explored. Discover mysterious step pyramids at Güímar, meet the world’s largest collection of parrots at Loro Park, or take in a show at the ultra-modern Tenerife Auditorium. Foodies will have fun sampling the fresh fish, famous cheeses and sumptuous wines of the island.Of the 7 islands that comprise the Canary Island archipelago, Tenerife stands out as the largest. Depending on your mood and what you are looking to get out of your Tenerife cruise, there are things to consider. For one, the island offers a vastly different terrain depending on where you go. The northern part of the island is quite verdant, so expect the climate to include more rain. In the south, you’ll find it much more arid and dry emulating more of a desert climate. If you like the idea of mingling within crowds and are drawn to where the action is, make plans to visit Los Cristianos, Playa de la Americas, and Costa Adeje in the southwest and Puerto de la Cruz in the north. While in Los Cristianos and you’re looking for some thrills, visit Siam Park, a giant theme park with plenty of rides to choose from. Also in Los Cristianos is Jungle Park, the island’s zoo with over 500 animals in a wonderfully rendered wild setting with lagoons, walkways and sub-tropical foliage.

Day 6 – Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

The extreme and varied micro-climates and vegetation you experience are what have earned this lovely island the nickname, “The Small Continent.” From the rugged coastline to the stretches of lovely sand beach, a variety of natural wonders impossibly fit onto this single island. Eco-enthusiasts are drawn to Gran Canaria for its hiking, horseback riding, and watersports. Spend a day in the Agaete valley where you can visit a local farm for a taste of the island wines, cheese, and cakes. On your cruise to Gran Canaria you’ll also find the capital city of Las Palmas to be a cosmopolitan and cultural center of the Canaries. Stroll down the bustling shopping streets, tour a museum or two; sip a cocktail at a trendy nightclub while exploring this sultry city. The local cuisine is an eclectic combination of Spanish, African, and South American influences and fresh seafood is always on the menu.Soak up the sun and the views of the tropical landscape. The rich, rich green forests of the Canary Islands sweep across from north to south and the rolling dunes of the island desert stretch to the horizon.

Day 7 – At Sea

Day 8 – Lisbon, Portugal

See why this city stands out above all others as you stroll along elaborate mosaic sidewalks and pass by the Monument to the Discoveries. A quick trolley ride transports you to the cobblestone district of Baixa. Or be lured away and pampered in the resort cities of Cascais and Estoril.

This storied capital with a history that extends back before the Roman Empire is only 1 of 2 cities in Portugal designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group. Once one of the world’s great naval and shipping powers, modern day Lisbon is an important hub of finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism.

Take a wonderful tour through Lisbon and you’ll discover Graca, the beautifully restored old area of the city, filled with old tiled buildings and mansions and Chiado, Lisbon’s arts district, for a different air of sophistication with its many boutiques, galleries and theaters. And, of course, a cruise to Lisbon is not complete without sampling a nice bottle of Port wine; the fortified red wine that can be found throughout the country.

Day 9 – Porto (Leixoes)

Porto, Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon, is one of Europe’s oldest cities and was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Of course, Porto’s name itself hints at perhaps Portugal’s most famous export—port. This is where the fortified wine was first produced. The city has a rich history and is reminiscent of times gone by. You wouldn’t be wrong to compare it to an ideal Shakespearean backdrop. In Porto, the skyline is composed of sky-high bell towers, opulent baroque churches, and majestic beaux art buildings, which all create a romantic air that’s only heightened by the glorious shafts of sunlight that illuminate the city.

Day 10 – La Coruna, Spain

If there ever was a seafaring city, La Coruña is it. It’s been a port and gateway to world travelers for over 2000 years. And from almost any spot on your La Coruna cruise, you can witness spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. La Coruña is the capital of Spain’s Galicia region and boasts some 2000 years of history. Much of it can be discovered along the streets of its “Ciudad Vieja” or Old Town. Here, cobbled lanes roll up and down hills, winding past gothic churches, stately plazas, imposing fortifications and all manner of medieval relics. At the blustery tip of the city looms the Tower of Hercules, a still working Roman lighthouse, built in the 1st century AD, when its beacon marked the very limits of the civilized world. Beyond the shadows of history, you might find yourself bathed in sun-drenched bliss on a spectacular beach, or trying on the latest fashions found along the shopping streets of this commercial and cultural hotspot.

Day 11 – At Sea

Day 12 – Southampton, England

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Apex® is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sisters, Celebrity Edge® and Celebrity Beyond℠ of course), Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat®, exclusively for guests of The Retreat. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet®. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.

Celebrity Apex is now equipped with Starlink internet service by SpaceX, bringing you high speed connectivity. Enjoy faster, more reliable internet onboard.

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