Take a relaxing 12 night cruise to the beautiful Canary Islands on board the wonderful 5 star Sky Princess.
- Return flights from Dublin to Southampton, UK
- Return transfers from port to airport
- 12 nights onboard the 5* Sky Princess based on 2 sharing
- Ocean MedallionTM wearable smart device
- All meals included in any of the many dining areas available onboard, all with waiter service, including the buffet restaurant.
- Broadway-style shows within the large theatre which spans over three decks
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per cabin
Departing from the famous harbour of Southampton, we’ll cruise far south to the warm waters of the Canary Islands. The first stop is Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, followed by Santa Cruz de Teneriffe, and Arrecife in Lanzarote. You then cruise to the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. Your next stop is the Spanish city of Vigo before you sail back to Southampton.
Don’t want to fly, then make this a self drive cruise only option.
Book with Confidence
Book any Princess cruise before the 31st January 2021 and you can cancel up to 30 days prior to sailing for voyages departing through October 31, 2021, and receive your cancellation fees back as a Future Cruise Credit (FCC)
Your FCC can be used on any sailing that departs within one year of your original departure date or May 1, 2022, whichever is later. So dream big, plan away and rest easy!
Sky Princess, the newest addition to our fleet, elevates the distinctive, contemporary design and luxurious attractions of our renowned Royal-class ships to even loftier heights. You can look forward to our most exciting entertainment venues yet, our newest dining choices and award-winning chef partnerships, as well as more staterooms than ever to relax in. And that’s just the start!
INTRODUCING OCEAN MEDALLION™
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HOW IT WORKS
Be inspired to see and do more than ever. With Ocean Medallion, experience a truly personalized and seamless vacation. Available exclusively on Princess Cruises so you can dive into more of what you love.
IT ALL BEGINS WITH AN OCEAN MEDALLION™
The complimentary Ocean Medallion is your portal to amazing vacation possibilities. It’s the size of a quarter and can be worn in a variety of ways: as a wristband, pendant, clip or even in your pocket. Consider the Ocean Medallion your key to opening doors: to your stateroom, your ship and experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable deposit of 15% due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated). Full payment due 16 weeks from departure.
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Child and family prices available on request
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port to board the 5* Sky Princess.
The absence of open-container laws means Lisbon loves a night on the town! Don’t be fooled by Bairro’s Alto’s sleepy daytime feel – by night, these narrow cobbled lanes transform into one of Europe’s most raucous drinking locales. Student dives, traditional fado houses, upscale wine bars and LGBT hot spots merrily coexist among the muddled mess. In Cais do Sodré, Pink Street and environs are home to some of the city’s classic nightclubs and rowdiest cocktail bars, while trendier megaclubs stretch along the waterfront from Santos to Santa Apolónia. Last call? Sunrise!
Cruising south to the Canary Islands.
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
When you’re vacationing on a cruise of the Canaries, the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, welcomes cruisers ashore on its ramblas (wide, tree-lined avenues) that lead to the central Plaza de España where the Francoist architecture finds one of its maximum national expressions.
When you’re vacationing on a cruise to the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, welcomes cruisers ashore on its ramblas (wide, tree-lined avenues) that lead to the central Plaza de España where the Francoist architecture finds one of its maximum national expressions. If instead one comes from the old part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife you come across churches built in a variety of architectural styles, from the insular baroque of the church of St. Francis, to the colonial Canary style of the church of the Concepciòn or the 18th century Iglesia del Pilar, built on an ancient hermitage.
As you set ashore from your cruise ship, you can explore the Garcìa Sanabria park with the museum of outdoor sculptures, Esculturas al Aire Libre, where a tropical nature blends with the contemporary art of Mirò, Guinovart, Domìnguez, Moore and many others. A place not to miss is the Parque Marìtimo, designed by Canarian artist-architect Cèsar Manrique, which hosts 5000 palm trees of 300 different species, three pools dug into the lava rock, a beach, bars and restaurants.
Arrecife de Lanzarote
A visit to Arrecife, Lanzarote, will literally sweep you away into another world. When you step aground from your cruise you will find yourself in a lunar landscape created by the coming together of the ocean and the lava. Hard to forget. It is the volcanic nature of the Canaries that makes this a unique land.
Arrecife appears from the distance as a row of little white houses along the coast as your cruise approaches the island. Looming over the port is the Castillo de San Gabriel built in the 16th century but many times restored, which now hosts a museum like the other fort in Arrecife, the Castillo de San Jose.
The town is a quiet location where one can enjoy a pleasant stroll but if you’re looking for something more exciting you should book an excursion to the Timanfaya National Park to take a close look at the volcanic activity that has shaped the hills, canyons and the strange rocky formations that characterize the island. Here Stanley Kubrick filmed some scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Timanfaya volcano is still active.
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
As you arrive in Funchal on a cruise, your ship will cast anchor in a bay protected by mountains rising straight up behind the port. The name, Funchal, derives from that of the fennel plant, the funcho still used today in the traditional sweets known as rebuçados de funcho, that one can find anywhere on the island of Madeira.
You can visit the town centre, to visit historic churches, from the A Sé Cathedral, with its inlaid ceiling, to the majestic Church of the Incarnation, to the church of Carmo without a vault.
Another option will take you up to the village of Monte, from where one can admire a spectacular view of the Funchal bay. You can visit its 18th century church and the tomb of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I, and stroll around the magnificent botanic gardens. But if you like heights, there’s nothing more impressive than the Cabo Girão and its 589 metre tall cliffs, amongst the highest in the world, at the foot of which lie the cultivated lands known as Fajãs do Cabo Girão.
If you’re looking for an equipped beach during your cruise, another excursion will take you to Machico. Founded in the 15th century, it hosts the oldest religious building on the island, the Capela dos Milagres, and the fortresses of São João Baptista and Nossa Senhora do Amparo built in the beginning of the 16th century.
The more lively tourist attraction is instead in Calheta, on the south-west coast. Splendid yachts cruising across the Atlantic are moored in the port and if you want to go for a swim there are two beautiful beaches of golden sand; in spite of the modern structures Calheta dates back to the mid-15th century. This is where they make the “Aguardente”, the best white rhum, and fundamental ingredient of Madeira’s typical drink, the “Poncha” .
Home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet, Vigo is renowned for its seafood. Explore the delightful old town (Casco Vello) with its labyrinth of steep and winding narrow streets and shaded squares. Nearby is Santiago de Compostela, Christendom’s third most holy pilgrimage shrine, which may be visited on an optional excursion.
Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Southampton harbour. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin