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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Canary Islands & Cape Verde: Las Palmas - Praia

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Join Sea Cloud II on its 11-day cruise as it sails to the southern coast of Santiago Island starting from the city in Gran Canaria, Las Palmas. Enjoy an authentic windjammer experience for true sailing fans on this unique cruise. Walking along the promenades or through narrow alleyways, you are sure to discover the multifaceted character of these islands, like the impressive panorama with Tenerife's landmark, Mount Teide. Enjoy pure nature - stunning national parks, full of magical mists, gnarled pine trees, babbling headstreams – the Canary Islands’ national parks guarantee protection for some of their most outstanding ecosystems. 

 
Fishermen in the Cape Verde Islands
Highlights
  • Enjoy Gran Canary's huge variety of landscapes - a "continent in miniature"
  • Visit the Las CaƱadas National Park in Santa Cruz
  • Explore the smallest and newest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Las Palmas | Embark

With its black volcano almost 2,000 meters (6,561 foot) high and endless white beaches along the coastline, the island of Gran Canaria displays a huge variety of landscapes. A "continent in miniature" with rugged rock formations, dense pine forests, dry valleys and reservoirs in the interior, lush vegetation in the north, shimmering dune landscapes in the south and weirdly shaped cliffs in the west. Almost half the island has been registered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The capital, Las Palmas, is no less colorful, with its port and history stretching back 500 years. The showpiece of this historic old town is the magnificent Santa Ana Cathedral.

Day 2: Santa Cruz, Tenerife

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Even from afar you can see the impressive panorama with Tenerife's landmark, Mount Teide. Its peak is the highest in Spain at 3,718 metres (12,200 foot) and is often covered in snow. The Las Cañadas National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a high volcanic plateau at the foot of Teide, surrounded by a circle of rock that rises up steeply. Volcanic activity has created strange-looking rock formations here which are adorned with a huge range of colors and seem like a unique synthesis of nature's art. In contrast to this are the fertile valleys of the north, a barren, almost desert-like south and the island's vibrant capital city, Santa Cruz.

Day 3: Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Volcanic activity has created a wildly romantic and varied natural landscape. A black lava desert and strange rock formations with oddly shaped, wind-defying juniper trees in the south, orchards, vineyards, fig and almond groves in the north, lush green meadows and pastures in the high plateaus, and perhaps the most beautiful pine forests in the archipelago. El Hierro, the smallest and newest of the Canary Islands, is almost completely edged with steeply sloping, rugged cliffs and the spray from the surging ocean. UNESCO has designated it a Biosphere Reserve.

Day 4-6: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Day 7: Porto Novo, Santo Antao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The second largest island of Cape Verde enchants with its spectacular natural diversity. While the volcanic craters in the barren south are reminiscent of moonscapes, rocky mountainous landscapes alternate with green and fertile valleys in the north. Besides pineapples, mango trees and coconut palms, sugar cane is also grown here – and distilled into the national schnaps Grogue.

Day 8: Mindelo, Sao Vicente

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Violin sounds mingle with African drums, Fado meets Polka and creates musical styles like Morna, Batuque and Funaná: The Cape Verde Islands are a melting pot of world music. Cesária Évora from lively Mindelo was the isles’ most famous singer. Barefoot and with a sweet melancholy, she sang of love, hurt and hope and is still revered today as the “Queen of Morna”.

Day 9: Sal Rei, Boa Vista

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10: Porto Vale Cavaleiros, Fogo

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 11: Praia, Santiago | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Praia, Santiago and disembark

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Fishermen in the Cape Verde Islands Sunset in Praia Beaches of Cape Verde Islands Explore the beautiful Canary Islands Wander through sunny Tenerife

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Two portholes, chair, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Category E
Two portholes, sofa, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Two portholes, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Category C
Panorama windows, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, decorative fireplace, console with TV/DVD and mini-bar, dressing table, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, desk, decorative fireplace, TV and DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, four closets, safe, individually adjustable A/C.

Notes

Please note: Shore excursions are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with a choice of the main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and a farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully are chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
  • The use of snorkeling and waterskiing equipment is free of charge
Rates Exclude:
  • Shore excursions. Contact us for pricing
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers

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