Landscapes of the Canaries & Morocco
A no-fly cruise sailing from Southampton
Embrace the autumn sunshine in the Canaries and Morocco on this cruise visiting destinations filled with natural wonders, historic treasures and sun-kissed beaches. Balmoral sails from Southampton to the delightful seaport of La Coruña and spellbinding Madeira, where you can immerse yourself in the bright colours and beautiful aromas of the subtropical flora. Continue to more of the Canaries’ sun-soaked favourites: Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and picturesque Gran Tarajal, a true gem of Fuerteventura. We complete our cruise with two immaculate ports of call; Agadir - Morocco’s beautiful town bursting with culture, endless sunshine and a glorious sandy beach - and Portugal’s remarkable capital, Lisbon.
- 14 nights cruise on Balmoral
- 41 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15) 13 lunches (days 2-14) 14 dinners (days 1-14)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £100 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 3 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in readiness for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - La Coruña, Spain
This morning we dock in La Coruña, a busy seaport home to many architectural styles from medieval to the modern day. On the seafront promenade highlights include the 60m-high Torre de Hercules, and the striking sail-shaped Domus Museum. According to legend, the city was founded by Hercules and has since been occupied by Celts, Phoenicians and Romans; visit the old quarter to explore this history, where the remains of the Roman wall, ancient structures and grand monuments can be seen.
Day 4 - 5 - At sea
Day 6 - Funchal, Madeira
From the moment you step ashore you will be inspired by not only the warm welcome Madeira offers but also the dominating sea of colour and glorious perfumes the subtropical flowers and fruit of the land provide. Located off the coast of Africa and bathed in year-round sunshine means nature continually flourishes; visit the array of parks and gardens, or discover the laurel forest - a unique subtropical forest.
Day 7 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Arrive in Gran Canaria’s capital, Las Palmas, a popular destination for its abundance of golden-sanded beaches - including Las Canteras, considered one of the world’s best. However, the city has much more to offer sun-seekers than its beaches and endless sunshine; its extensive history which dates back more than 500 years can be seen through the historic architecture such as the grand Santa Ana Cathedral - a blend of Renaissance, Gothic and Neoclassical styles. Other monuments include the bronze statue of dogs, Plaza Santa Ana, 16th century Bishop’s Palace and the historic Town Hall.
Day 8 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Tenerife has long been popular for its squares, beautiful parks, wonderful climate and natural wonders. We dock in Santa Cruz and from here you can check out the beautiful island at your leisure. Perhaps visit the elegant beach resort of Puerto de la Cruz, the banana and pineapple plantations of the beautiful Orotava Valley, and the stunning volcanic scenery and views of El Teide National Park, dominated by the 12,000ft snow-topped peak of Spain's highest mountain.
Day 9 - Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura
Gran Tarajal is a picturesque town on the island of Fuerteventura that offers an authentic taste of life in the Canaries. Once a vibrant shipping town, Gran Tarajal now boasts a relaxing ambience, stunning promenade, charming harbour and gorgeous beaches; spend your day roaming the beautiful town centre featuring an exquisitely-carved fountain of six seahorses, scenic palm trees, and welcoming restaurants.
Day 10 - Agadir, Morocco
We reach Morocco and the port of Agadir, completely rebuilt following a tragic earthquake in 1960. Now Morocco’s premier beach resort, you can discover the remains of the ancient town including the fascinating fortified walls on a scenic hill north of the bay, or visit the Musée Municipal to learn of Morocco’s original occupants. The old town is simply spellbinding with its traditional aromatic markets trading fish, fruit, vegetables and distinctive spices; a perfect way to get an unfiltered taste of Moroccan culture.
Day 11 - At sea
Day 12 - Lisbon, Portugal
As Portugal’s scenic capital spread out over seven hills, Lisbon hosts an electric mix of superb palaces, elegant gardens, ancient castles, spectacular bridges and art-nouveau cafes. The city is also renowned for its remarkable collection of museums including the National Coach Museum, featuring beautiful horse-drawn carriages from the 17th-19th centuries; Carmo Archaeological Museum; and the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, exhibiting ancient and modern Portuguese art. Be sure to also visit the Centro Commercial Colombo, the largest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula - a paradise for shoppers.
Day 13 - 14 - At sea
Day 15 - Southampton
Early this morning we arrive back in Southampton, where we disembark after breakfast. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.