Traditions of the Canaries and Africa

8 January - 28 January 2018

Duration

20 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

10 Ports

8 January

Setting sail from Southampton

Southampton is the UK's leading port. Bustling modern cruise terminals, as well as wharfs and commercial harbours, line the waterfront, whilst the city itself is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern, with a picturesque old town, the original city walls still standing, and super-modern shopping centres and office complexes. On all corners you will see tributes to the city's rich history and maritime heritage. Henry V marched his troops through the Westgate on his way to the battle of Agincourt, The Mayflower sailed from here with a cargo of settlers to the New World, and the Titanic started her fateful voyage here.

Our tip

Get a copy of the Old Town Walk map from the tourist information centre, a perfect (and free!) way to explore Southampton at a leisurely pace.

9-11 January

At sea

12 January

Portugal: Funchal

13 January

Canary Islands: Santa Cruz de La Palma

14 January

Cape Verde: Mindelo

15-16 January

At sea

17 January

Gambia: Banjul

18 January

Senegal: Dakar

19-20 January

At sea

21 January

Canary Islands: Lanzarote

22 January

Portugal: Portimão

23-24 January

At sea

25 January

Portugal: Lisbon

26-27 January

At sea

28 January

Arriving in Portsmouth

Perfectly located on a magnificent harbour on the south coast of England, Portsmouth boasts a rich maritime and naval heritage. In addition, it has a glorious sea front, and theatres, art galleries, cathedrals and museums. The new Spinnaker Tower gives you a fine perspective on the area with stunning views from the top, and an interactive introduction to local history, including the Mary Rose wreck and Nelson's Victory. You can visit the house where Charles Dickens was born, and learn more about D-Day and Operation Overlord.

The Ship

Your home from home

Saga Pearl II
Saga Pearl II - Cabin
Saga Pearl II - Dining Room

Saga Pearl II is the smaller of Saga's two ships, carrying just 450 guests, and offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere on board.

What we love

With a number of sailings from either Dover or Southampton, this intimate and comfortable ship might not be the most luxurious but it certainly delivers an outstanding customer experience and looks after guests as if they were family.

Capacity 450 Guests
Crew 252 International Staff
Style A largely British feel onboard with a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Wine with meals
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Lectures and onboard entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • WiFi
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Return chauffeur service to the port
Year Built 1980
Last Refurbished 2010
Tonnage 18,591 grt
Length 539 feet
Breadth 74 feet
Cruising Speed 20 knots
More about Saga Pearl II

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Pig in the Wall, Southampton

Overnight in Southampton

Stay at the Pig in the Wall, stylish with great food. Very small so book early.

Winchester

Day trips from Southampton

Visit historic Winchester, home to King Arthur’s Round Table, the Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral.

Where to stay in Portsmouth

Fortitude Cottage, just 50 steps from the water’s edge in the Old Town, is a great B&B. Try to get the Penthouse Room.

Chichester

Day trips from Portsmouth

Portsmouth is gateway to so many Hampshire gems, but the best must be Chichester, perfect for a day tour.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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