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Eternal Spring on the Canary Islands: Lisbon, Portugal to Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

MS Europa 2 Voyage 1435 - November 16-25, 2014

Depart from Lisbon, the pearl of Portugal, to spend a day of relaxation at sea before taking in the legendary city of Casablanca. Rabat* and Marrakech* will appear like a tale from 1,001 Nights. Explore the world of jugglers, snake-charmers and storytellers – all the while enjoying the fragrance of exotic spices. Taroudant*, known as “little Marrakech”, has mighty city walls and the Canary Islands not only play home to national parks, but also colonial architecture, cathedrals, flower-covered wooden balconies and the works of famous island artists. To round off your cruise, bid farewell to the EUROPA 2 off the “flower island” of Madeira.

The highlights of this cruise:

  • Royal cities of Morocco: Rabat* and Marrakesh*.
  • Hikes* in unique natural surroundings: in Canadas del Teide* on Tenerife and in the El Cedro rainforest* on Gomera.
  • On board: Estrella Del Mar – lounge and chill-out music at the pool.
  • Golf & Cruise with our comprehensive package*.

*These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Day 1 - Lisbon/Portugal, departure at Midnight 
In Lisbon, the EUROPA 2 is waiting to take you out to sea for a day of relaxation to start off your cruise.
Day 2 - Relaxation at sea
Day 3- Casablanca/Morocco - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Your first destination is the legendary city of Casablanca. Wander along the bustling Corniche or take a city tour* and visit the second largest mosque in the world, the Hassan II Mosque, a majestic building with fine mosaics. Rabat* is just like from a tale from 1,001 Nights: visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, built with Italian marble in the Arabian-Andalusian style. Alternatively, take a cross-country trip to Marrakech*. The East opens up like out of a picture book on the famous Djemaa el Fna, with jugglers, snake-charmers and storytellers, whilst the aromas of exotic spices greet you in the labyrinth of souks.
Day 4 - Agadir/Morocco, 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
On the following day, re-embark in Agadir. It is not far from here to Taroudant*, also known as “little Marrakesh”. Framed by the imposing Atlas Mountains and surrounded by olive and orange plantations, this city and its mighty walls make for an impressive sight.
Day 5 - Arrecife/Lanzarote/Canary Islands/Spain, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Take a trip in off-road vehicles* and discover traditional fishing villages, cliffs and wonderful beaches before the EUROPA 2 sets sail for Arrecife – your starting point for exploring the bizarre countryside of Lanzarote. Timanfaya National Park* features fascinating solidified magma flows and hot craters. Following the footsteps of the island artist César Manrique*, experience the symbiosis of art and nature, or take a kayak tour along the coast* and discover hidden bays. Afterwards, enjoy Canarian flair in Santa Cruz. Take a break in the cafes and on benches beneath trees as tall as a house on the Rambla del Franco.
Day 6 - Santa Cruz/Tenerife/Canary Islands/Spain - 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Take a trip to Teide National Park* and experience the fascinating nature on Tenerife with its breathtaking panorama. You can explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site first-hand on a hike*.
Day 7 - San Sebastian de la Gomera/La Gomera/Canary Islands/Spain
On La Gomera, Columbus made one last stop before setting out to find the passage to India. Your explorations will lead you from San Sebastian de la Gomera into Garajonay National Park* with its evergreen laurel forests or into the El Cedro rainforest*: enjoy the staggering views from the summit of the 1,487-metre-high Garajonay rock formation.
Day 8 - Santa Cruz de la Palma/La Palma/Canary Islands/Spain, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 
On La Palma, explore the small port city of Santa Cruz de la Palma with its Spanish colonial architecture and wooden balconies covered in flowers, known as balcones tipicos. Marvel at the breathtaking landscape of one of the world’s largest erosion craters in Caldera de Taburiente National Park*. Alternatively, enjoy some driving pleasure in a buggy* and drive through woods and lush vegetation, away from the hard-surfaced roads. Or, leave your cares behind on the beach of Los Cancajos*.
Day 9 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Gran Canaria/Canary Islands/Spain, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Las Palmas on Gran Canaria is shaped by its rich historical and cultural heritage, which is most easily seen in the Vegueta district. Besides Santa Ana Cathedral, which is built in various styles, in this district you can find exclusive boutiques and comfortable tapas bars – making for a relaxing conclusion to your cruise which will come to an end on Madeira.
Day 10 -Funchal/Madeira/Portugal, arrival 7:00 am

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


5% early booking discount if booked before April 20, 2014!

 
Category Cabin Type

Prices Per Person in USD

0 Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹

$4,980

1 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,390

2 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,960

1-2 Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$8,660

3 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$7,680

4 Veranda/Ocean Suite

$8,010

3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for single occupancy

$10,280

5 Veranda Suite

$8,660

6 Spa Suite

$12,870

7 Spa Suite

$13,190

8 Grand Suite

$12,870

9 Grand Suite

$13,190

10 Grand Penthouse Suite

on request

11 Owner Suite

on request

12 Family apartment (2x20 m²)

$8,010

13 Grand Suite, equiped for disabled guests

$11,250

14 Additional bed for 3rd person

$4,440

 

All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change. 

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).