Sailing from Southampton, enjoy late autumn sunshine on this cruise heading south to the warmth of the Canaries, with ports of call offering excursions ranging from La Coruna in Spain to the lunar landscapes and gardens of the Canaries. In Fuerteventura visit the islands first eco farm and meet local goat farmers taking the chance to sample a range of produce.
Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream and was discovered by Portuguese explorer Joao Goncalves Zarco in 1419; this beautiful island became part of Portugal's vast empire. You can wander the pretty streets of Madeira's capital and take in the many natural delights of the 'garden island'. Also, Madeira is the home of Cristiano Ronaldo and there are references to him everywhere!
Your last port of call will be Lisbon, spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colourful cityscape, but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon's lovely backstreets with your fellow travellers. With days at sea to fully enjoy all the facilities on board this is a great early winter getaway!