Stars of the Canaries

Overview

Stars of the Canaries

Be mesmerized by the celestial beauty of the night skies above the Canary Islands, one of the best places in the world for stargazing. Take this opportunity to explore the world’s largest solar observatory, Teide Observatory, on a guided tour and perhaps see the wonderful spectacle of sunset from one of Teide National Park's lookouts during an overnight stay in Tenerife. You can also look forward to sampling delicious Canarian cuisine, washed down with a glass of locally-produced wine. Contrast the lush landscapes of Madeira with the sand dunes of Gran Canaria and lunar-like terrain of Lanzarote, where thrill-seekers will enjoy trekking up the Cuervo Volcano to peer across the impressive crater and beyond. Broaden your horizons even further on board Spirit of Adventure with talks from an astronomer and stargazing from the deck. The Spanish city of Cadiz, which brims with historic treasures that are easily explored on foot, provides a fitting finale to your 14-night cruise

Whats Included:

  • All meals on board, including 24-hour room service
  • A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Chauffeur service up to 250 miles
  • Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
  • All port taxes and visas

Hand Picked By

Mandy Shilling

Saga is totally committed to offering the very best in small-ship cruising to the over 50s. With it's own fleet of ships, on of which I was fortunate to visit recently, Saga is able to offer a 'boutique' cruise experience and fares that include everything from a chauffeur to the port to on-board tips and wine with lunch and dinner. Guests enjoy extremely high levels of service and exceptional cruise experiences in destinations from Canada to the Baltic, Norway to the Med.

Mandy Shilling

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 1st November 2020
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Highlights: Be mesmerized by the celestial beauty of the night skies above the Canary Islands, one of the best places in the world for stargazing.

Ship Overview

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure's maiden season is now on sale. Taking to the oceans in the Summer of 2020, our second new ship is being built by the same expert team at the Meyer Werft shipyard.

She's a beautiful sister to Spirit of Discovery, but with a host of surprises all her own, including two new speciality restaurants and vibrant new cabins, all with a private balcony for every guest.

Spirit of Adventure Profile

  • Gross register tonnage: 58,250
  • Passengers: 999 Guest capacity (double occupancy)
  • Crew: 517
  • Length: 774.3ft
  • Beam: 102.4ft
  • Year built: 2020
Spirit of Adventure Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Southampton, England

Embark Spirit of Adventure.

Day 2 - 4: At sea

Spend 3 days at sea

Day 5: Funchal, Madeira

Discover Madeira's historic capital. The natural bay is protected by the highest peaks on the island and consequently the city enjoys the best sunshine. Visit Funchal’s Old Town to soak up the atmosphere and perhaps relax at a cafe with a glass of Madeira wine.

Day 6 & 7: Santa Cruz, Tenerife

A rugged island of sweeping valleys, towering peaks, caves and golden beaches, Tenerife's varied landscape is crowned by Mount Teide volcano. The island is one of the best locations for star observation, away from the light pollution of the urban areas. During your overnight stay enjoy the opportunity to visit Teide Observatory, the world’s largest solar observatory, and take an exhilarating cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Teide. You also have the option to sample Canarian cuisine with a special cocktail dinner, followed by stargazing with the help of a guide and professional telescopes.

Day 8: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a beautiful, sun-kissed isle dotted with historic buildings and charming fishing ports. You'll be able to admire the brightly-painted houses and distinctive architecture of Las Palmas, the lively capital which is set on the north coast between two spectacular bays.

Day 9: Arrecife, Lanzarote

The dark volcanic rock and pristine beaches combined with the arid landscape gives Lanzarote a haunting beauty. See more of the unusual terrain on a trek up the incredible Cuervo Volcano, before venturing into La Geria wine country where you can relax and enjoy a wine tasting.

Day 10: At sea

Spend the day at sea.

Day 11: Cadiz, Spain

Christopher Columbus left the sheltered bay of this city on two of his voyages to the New World, and one might wonder whether it was difficult for him to leave the turquoise waters and charming buildings of the old world behind! Cadiz is split into two areas, and the spacious avenues and modern buildings of the new district contrast with the authentic, well preserved traditional city with its flat-roofed Moorish-style houses and narrow, twisting alleys.

Day 12 - 14: At sea

Spend 3 days at sea.

Day 15: Southampton, England

Disembark Spirit of Adventure after breakfast.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 1st November 2020
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Highlights: Be mesmerized by the celestial beauty of the night skies above the Canary Islands, one of the best places in the world for stargazing.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Standard TwinFrom £2,670ppIncludes welcome cocktail party and Captain's dinnerView Cabin

Standard Twin

215sq. ft

This cabin features complimentary WiFi, 24- hour room service, turndown service, ensuite, balcony, fresh fruit, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers

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View Cabin

Standard Twin

215sq. ft

This cabin features complimentary WiFi, 24- hour room service, turndown service, ensuite, balcony, fresh fruit, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers

Enquire Now