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Canary Islands and Madiera, Soaps Themed Cruise

Canary Islands and Madiera, Soaps Themed Cruise

15 Nights on board the Columbus which will visit the Canary Islands and Madiera for an experience never to forget, Soaps at Sea Themed

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Four contrasting Atlantic islands beckon on this wonderful autumn escape south to warmer climes. This delightful voyage has time at sea to relax and unwind, yet promises a host of exciting experiences every time you step ashore. Beautiful Madeira and the ever-popular Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife will, together with Gibraltar and Lisbon, make this a voyage to remember.


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the cruise line have just announced this will be a themed cruise




 A performance of ‘Soap at Sea’ which is a documentary type show with clips from iconic soaps and including footage and backstage secrets of the special guest artists on board. Enjoy an evening of chat with all the artists hosted by the cruise director. Join a creative workshop with the chance to work with Tony McHale, one of the core writers of ‘EastEnders’ and creator of ‘Holby City’. Plus TV quizzes and more.

Sunday 4th October

After collection from your doorstep (in our large pick up area) we will take you down to Tilbury to meet the cruise ship for the beginning of your adventure. We will arrive in time for you to explore the ship before your evening meal and world class entertainment.

Monday 5th October

You should dock in Rotterdam early morning

Tuesday 6th October

At Sea, There is so much to do aboard the Columbus. From relaxing on deck or in one of the many bars on board to taking part in the activity programme, there is something for everyone.

Weds 7th October

At Sea, There is so much to do aboard the Columbus. From relaxing on deck or in one of the many bars on board to taking part in the activity programme, there is something for everyone.

Thursday 8th October

At Sea, There is so much to do aboard the Columbus. From relaxing on deck or in one of the many bars on board to taking part in the activity programme, there is something for everyone.

Friday 9th October

Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it's African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.
A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.

Sat 10th October

At Sea travelling to our next amazing destination

Sunday 11th October

Accerife, Lanzarote.
A city with maritime roots, Arrecife first appeared on maps in the 15th century as a small fishing harbour. It has since 1852 been the capital of Lanzarote, the northernmost and fourth largest of Spain's Canary Islands. Lanzarote, which lies just four degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer and enjoys a sub-tropical climate, is volcanic in origin. Arrecife's Calle Leon y Castila has a wealth of shops and is an opportunity for duty free shopping.

Monday 12th October

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
With its sub-tropical climate, coastal valleys, beautiful sandy beaches and mountainous peaks, Gran Canaria is a firm favourite with visitors from all over Europe. Head to the historic centre of Vegueta, steeped in traditional architecture and historical buildings which have been standing for over 500 years.

Tuesday 13th October

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is dominated by Mount Teide in the central mountain range and several spectacular valleys covered with lush landscape, banana plantations and pinewoods. Santa Cruz, the island's capital, offers a number of museums, and churches to explore together with tempting shops and restaurants. The exotic gardens of Garcia Sanabria Park are worth a visit as is Loro Parque, with its tropical gardens, collection of parrots, and an aquarium with sharks, sealions and penguins.

Weds 14th October

Funchal, Madiera
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. A modern cable car soars above the bustling city to Monte, which is the start of Madeira's famous wicker toboggan ride. Wicker baskets, embroidery and the famous Madeira wine are popular souvenirs from the striking island often described as the 'floating garden of the Atlantic'

Thurs 15th October

At Sea

Friday 16th October

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.

Sat 17th October

At Sea

Sunday 18th Oct

At Sea

Monday 19th October

We depart the Ship and meet the coach for our return journey to Lincolnshire with comfort stops on the way.

The Columbus

 At 63,786grt, with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising and we believe is ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and has been upgraded further in April 2017 before the start of her 2019 season CMV season. Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 de luxe balcony cabins and junior suites which will please many of our customers who have been asking for more balcony

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