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Newmarket Canary Islands & Madeira Cruise

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Sail into the warm waters of the Atlantic on board Columbus, and call at three sun-kissed Canary Isles and the glorious garden-paradise of Madeira. Relax as Columbus cruises south from London Tilbury and make the most of the excellent restaurants, bars, shops and other distractions on board. Step ashore at each new port to discover the black-sand beaches and volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, the palm-fringed squares of Vegueta, Las Palmas’ old town on Gran Canaria, and the space-age curves of the seafront Auditorio in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Explore Madeira’s capital, Funchal, or experience the exhilaration of a wickerwork ’toboggan’ ride from Monte down to Livramento.

On your way to and from your island destinations you’ll also have opportunities to visit Amsterdam and Gibraltar, and spend a day in Lisbon strolling along the narrow streets of the Alfama, past the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter and through the elegant plazas and colonnades of the Baixa.

  • Sail south to springtime warmth and sunshine
  • Enjoy lazy days at sea
  • Calls at seven exciting ports
  • Rotterdam – Dutch maritime gem
  • Gibraltar, beneath its famous Rock
  • Lanzarote and its black-sand beaches
  • Vibrant, colourful Las Palmas on Gran Canaria
  • Tenerife’s glorious, varied landscape
  • Madeira, the verdant Garden Isle
  • Calling in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, as you sail home
  • 15 nights’ accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Day 1: Depart from London Tilbury

Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

Day 2: Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Magellan’s first port. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven’s step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

Days 3-5: At sea

Spend three days relaxing on board.

Day 6: Gibraltar

Today Magellan arrives in Gibraltar to spend the most British of the festive holidays in the Mediterranean’s most British location. Take the cable-car to the summit of the Rock, to take in the tremendous views (across to Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on the clearest days) and to meet the famous Barbary Apes.

Day 7: At sea

Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 8: Lanzarote, Spain

Your first Canary Islands call is Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. The black sand beaches of this sun-baked and colourful holiday isle fringe warm waters, and our visit here offers the chance to head to Timanfaya National Park’s “fire mountains” and take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.

Day 9: Gran Canaria, Spain

Today Magellan arrives in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s principal port. Wander the palm-fringed squares and cobbled streets of Vegueta, the port’s old town, immerse yourself in the bustle of modern Puerto de la Luz or take an excursion to explore the rugged landscape of Pico de las Nieves or the pristine sand dunes of Maspalomas.

Day 10: Tenerife, Spain

Optional excursions will let you discover this unforgettable island, which that boasts the chance to experience “the whole world in one day” – from swimming in warm waters to throwing snowballs on the slopes of Spain’s highest peak, Mt Teide. Discover the glitz of the Santa Cruz’s shopping malls, the stunning gardens, the banana plantations and the forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.

Day 11:  Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is one of the world’s most beautiful islands: a sub-tropical paradise home to some of the most colourful and exotic flora on Earth. Explore the island capital, Funchal, or dare the exhilaration of a wickerwork ‘toboggan’ ride from Monte to Livramento.

Day 12: At sea

Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 13: Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is Magellan’s last port. Wander up through the cobbled streets of the Alfama towards Sao Jorge Castle, relax by the fountain in Rossi Square or follow the shoreline along to where the ornate battlements of the Belem Tower guard the mouth of the River Tagus.

Days 14-15: At sea

Spend two days relaxing on board.

Day 16: Arrive back at London Tilbury

Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.

Following a multi-million pound refit in 2015, Columbus has become the latest addition to the CMV ocean fleet.

This much-loved cruise ship has been serving the British market since 1989, when she was christened by Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn. Now sailing from her home port of London Tilbury, she offers a number of thrilling voyages close to home, throughout Europe and across the world.

Staying true to the CMV brand, Columbus cruises are normally entirely child-free. There are, however, two designated summertime sailings that will operate as ‘all-age cruises’ for all the family to join. When on board, the wide range of dining options, bars and leisure facilities, as well as the services of CMV’s friendly and attentive crew, ensure that you’ll enjoy a relaxed, unforgettable holiday.


Cabins: 775 (including 64 Deluxe Cabins and Suites and 150 Single Occupancy Cabins)
Passengers: 1800
Decks: 13
Gross Tonnage: 63,786grt
Length: 811ft (247m)
Beam: 105ft (32m)
Draft: 27ft (8.2m)
Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots


Restaurants x5
Bars x7
Wellness Centre, Gym and Spa
Show Theatre
Dome Observatory and Nightclub
Shopping Complex
Card Room
Craft Studio
Internet Centre
24-hour Reception
Medical Centre

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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