Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, ex Santa Cruz to Southampton
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 01 Mar 2018
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Cruise Itinerary
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Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Santa Cruz to Southampton aboard Boudicca.

Experience the outstanding natural beauty and cultural, historical and architectural diversity of stunning islands and cities in Spain and Portugal on this relaxing and rewarding fortnight away.

Your holiday begins in the Canaries, taking in the three of the archipelago’s most beautiful islands. After meeting Boudicca in Tenerife, you’ll have time to settle in on board and explore the island before setting sail. The mysterious Pyramids of Güímar; Las Cañadas del Teide National Park; and magnificent Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – await your discovery. Then it’s on to Gran Canaria’s capital, Las Palmas. The city’s pretty Veguta district is well worth exploring; while tours to the nearby towns of Teror and Arucas, awash with fine colonial-style architecture, are recommended. Alternatively, you could choose to make the most of the sunshine at the Maspalomas sand dunes. Your final Canarian call is the ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma. This UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve lives up to its, boasting unspoilt volcanic landscapes. Don’t miss the dramatic San Antonio Volcano and the spectacular craters of Caldera de Taburiente National Park. On the Portuguese ‘garden island’ of Madeira, you can admire lush landscapes via the unique levada trails; and immerse yourself in the vibrant colours and sweet scents of enchanting botanical gardens. Taking in remarkable ocean views from the Cabo Girão cliff is an unmissable experience.

Boudicca will then head for the mainland where, after spending a day in the welcoming, sun-kissed British territory of Gibraltar, you’ll stop by a string of enchanting cities. Enjoy an overnight stay in Malaga, with time to visit the Picasso Museum and celebrate the life and works of Picasso; see the imposing Baroque Cathedral and Moorish Alcazaba Fortress; and much more. You could opt to visit the Alhambra Palace in nearby Granada too. For memorable sights and experiences, a call into Cádiz will be a highlight of your cruise. The iconic Torre Tavira Watchtower, Plaza de Espana, the 18th century cathedral and Santa Catalina Castle all feature on the ancient city’s ‘must-visit’ list. Be sure to catch a traditional Flamenco dance performance at the Taberna Flamenca La Cava tavern. As you head north you’ll divert to Lisbon, the picturesque Portuguese capital, before returning to Spanish shores once again to visit Vigo. Stunning scenery, seen best from atop La Guia Hill; grand façades and gothic architecture; and delicious local delicacies, this gorgeous Galician city has it all. Finally a call into La Coruña will offer you the chance to journey to Santiago de Compostela and marvel at the world-famous cathedral, one of Spain’s most spectacular structures.

Highlights of this cruise:

Santa Cruz, La Palma
Santa Cruz is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in the entire archipelago.

Funchal, Madeira
Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

Dominated by 'the Rock', a towering 1,396 ft sentinel that guards the Straits, Gibraltar is a pretty, British-controlled territory with a distinctly familiar atmosphere. With helmeted policemen and British institutions such as Marks & Spencer, Gibraltar feels like a home from home, a little slice of Great Britain with a glorious Mediterranean climate.

In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.

Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz - one of Western Europe's most ancient cities - hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Historic and pretty, the city centre is a joy to explore with a fascinating Old Town district containing huge stone walls from the 1500s and a beautifully carved cathedral.

Lisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

Vigo, Spain
This Galician gem offers something for everyone. 'Culture vultures' will love exploring the pretty old quarter and admiring the beautiful Neoclassical architecture; while sun-seekers will cherish the gorgeous golden-sand beaches which stretch along the city's stunning Atlantic coastline.

La Coruna, Spain
La Coruna is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Bay of Coruna.