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Coast the Canary Islands, Spain, & Portugal

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On Board Valiant Lady

Departure Date: 4 April 2022

Duration: 11 Nights

Inside £1,257pp
Outside£1,537pp
Balcony £1,697pp
Suite £2,577pp
From £1,257pp
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Portsmouth - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Portsmouth is one of the most densely populated cities in Southern England, and is unusual as most of its built-up area occupies Portsea Island, linked to the mainland by road and rail bridges. Although there is a Roman fort at nearby Portchester, occupied later by the Saxons and Normans, there was no settlement on the site of Portsmouth at the time of the 1086 Domesday Book. The town developed in medieval times and received its first charter in 1194 from King Richard I; soon afterwards it became a major naval base. It has the world’s oldest dry dock, and is home to several famous ships, including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose, raised from the Solent in 1982. Portsmouth remains an important naval base and is home to a large proportion of the British service fleet. The waterfront area is now dominated by the Spinnaker Tower, 560 feet high, the United Kingdom’s tallest building outside London. Other things to see in the city include the house where Charles Dickens was born, and the City Museum, which contains a permanent exhibition devoted to another famous writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who lived in the town.
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - La Coruña - SpainArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name "Galicia" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the "Ensanche" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name "City of Crystal." Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Funchal, Madeira - PortugalArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Formed by a volcanic eruption, Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream, about 500 miles due west of Casablanca. Discovered by Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, this beautiful island became part of Portugal’s vast empire and was named for the dense forest which cloaked it - 'Madeira' means 'wood' in Portuguese. Sugar plantations first brought wealth here, and when King Charles II of England granted an exclusive franchise to sell wine to England and its colonies, many British emigrants were drawn to the capital, Funchal. Today’s travellers come to Madeira for the varied and luxuriant scenery, from mountain slopes covered with vines to picturesque villages and a profusion of wild flowers. The natural beauty of the island has earned it many pseudonyms such as ‘The Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, 'The Island of Eternal Springtime' and ‘God’s Botanical Gardens’ and our selection of excursions aim to show you why.
Day 6 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - SpainArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.
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Dining Options

Food glorious food.

Michelin-starred chef collective creates incredible onboard dining experiences. Virgin Voyages have ditched buffets and pre-set dining times to bring Sailors made-to-order food and leisurely brunches from our 20+ unique eateries. All the food is included - meaning no exclusive spots they have to pay to get into.

Eat your heart out.

Pairing fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors with ever-evolving ways to experience food, we’ve elevated and diversified our menus while minimizing waste by only cooking what’s been ordered. It’s a win for their stomach and a win for the planet.

Here’s a taste of what to expect from our foodie-approved eateries.

  • 20+ Eateries On Us - From steakhouses and Korean BBQ to a cooking lab and an international food market, all eateries are on us.
  • No Buffets or Big Dining Halls - With unique spaces and diverse options, we’ve ditched the one-big-dining-hall experience and said goodbye to buffets.
  • Late-Night Bites - Whether you're craving a slice of pizza, a burger, or a hearty diner breakfast - your schedule doesn’t stop, so neither will ours.
  • Made-To-Order - Every eatery has its own kitchen and an executive chef - and all our food is fresh and made-to-order, never mass produced.
  • Fresh Is Best - Balance is key, so we offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options in every eatery - designed from scratch and always created from the freshest ingredients.
  • Michelin-Starred Chefs - World-class Chefs like Brad Farmerie (of PUBLIC in NYC) and Sohui Kim (of The Good Fork and Insa in NYC) are a few of the names behind our incredible menus.

Entertainment

You must be at least 18 to sail with Virgin Voyages.

Let’s face it, even parents could use a holiday from their little ones sometimes.

To relax, order a glass of wine and dedicate all of their attention to the voyage at hand.

That’s why we’ve taken great care to design a place where you, your friends or your significant other can have the best possible experience, sans the unpredictability of kids.

Because of that you must be at least 18 to sail with us. No kidding. See what we did there?

So whether you want to unplug and disconnect or network with like minded travelers, it’s all there.

Just show up with your dreams, curiosity, and love of all things stress-free.

Let us do the rest.


Enrichments

Accommodation and Deck plan

Modern, yacht-inspired aesthetic and clever cabin technology make for more than just a space to live (or sleep). The cabins and suites are a hero experience, a signature moment, places to escape and retreat from the world; that sweet moment of exhale. They are...cozy, stylish, modern and smart. This is sailing the Virgin way.

Let’s talk Quarters. (Suites)

RockStar Quarters are where superyachts meet luxury cruises along with rock and roll royalty. Accents of brass and slabs of marble guide you to spacious stargazing terraces, and every detail of these suites serves to celebrate the romance of the open ocean. The suites were conceptualized by world-renowned designer, Tom Dixon - describing Grace Jones as the muse for these gorgeous suites.

Richard's Rooftop

Booking a suite unlocks access to Richard's Rooftop; an exclusive sun deck where elegance meets exuberance. A lavish, elaborate and members-only outdoor space for RockStar Quarters Sailors to bask under the sun or have a drink under the stars. Think VIP Rockstar service, chilled vibes, cool tunes, sophisticated loungers and being surrounded by dichroic glass casting stunning rainbow reflections through the rooftop.

Let's talk Cabins.

The ultimate go-to for rejuvenation, the cabins stand out for their flexible furnishings, upgraded bathrooms with Roomy Rainshowers and sensory mood lighting, creating comfy quarters that are way more than just a place to crash. The Lady Ships offer the most lavish, and unique, beds at sea. The Seabed re-imagines the cruise cabin experience. Your cabin, your way. The cabins are custom-created to accommodate the Seabed, the first-ever transformational cabin bed at sea. Award-winning Walter Knoll, who’s designed thoughtful and sustainable furniture for over 150 years, is responsible for specially engineering and handcrafting our transformative Seabed in Germany. Sailors can enjoy their cabin in two distinct ways, as a place to revel or a place to relax. A luxurious loungey space transforms into an expansive bedroom with a queen size bed in one swift movement. The transformation can be executed by the sailor or by one of our crew. 

The Insider
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From £1,297pp
Nightlife type who prefers to catch Z’s without the morning sun peeking through the blinds? Then this window-free cabin will be perfect. Add in all the amenities of other cabins, just subtract the pesky glare. Sleeps...

Nightlife type who prefers to catch Z’s without the morning sun peeking through the blinds? Then this window-free cabin will be perfect. Add in all the amenities of other cabins, just subtract the pesky glare. Sleeps up to three.

Heroes:

  • Seabed
  • Roomy Rainshower
  • Mood lighting

Brilliant Basics:

  • Glam area
  • Clever cabin technology
  • In-room entertainment (43” 4K TV)
  • Steamer & hairdryer
  • In-room safe (fits 17” laptop)
  • Flexible wardrobe for luggage
  • and clothes
  • Mini bar
  • Plugs/USBs in all the right places

Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Lounge Area,TV,Free Wi-Fi,Safe,Telephone,Desk
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Social Insider
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This cocoon-like cabin is perfect for fans of late nights and sleeping in until after lunch. It’s super cozy and ideal for solo travelers. Standard cabin amenities, check. No window, no problem. Sleeps...

This cocoon-like cabin is perfect for fans of late nights and sleeping in until after lunch. It’s super cozy and ideal for solo travelers.

Standard cabin amenities, check. No window, no problem. Sleeps one.

Heroes:

  • Super large single bed
  • Roomy Rainshower
  • Mood lighting

Brilliant Basics:

  • Glam area
  • Clever cabin technology
  • In-room entertainment (43” 4K TV)
  • Steamer & hairdryer
  • In-room safe (fits 17” laptop)
  • Flexible wardrobe for luggage and clothes
  • Mini bar
  • Plugs/USBs in all the right places

Facilities
Lounge Area,TV,Free Wi-Fi,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk,Double or Twin Configuration
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The Sea View
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Views on views minus the messy hair. This cabin has all the amenities of cabin life with a window seat that’s the closest Sailors can get to the ocean without getting wet (save that for the pool party). Sleeps up to...

Views on views minus the messy hair. This cabin has all the amenities of cabin life with a window seat that’s the closest Sailors can get to the ocean without getting wet (save that for the pool party). Sleeps up to three.

Heroes:

  • Seabed
  • Roomy Rainshower
  • Mood lighting

Uniquie Call-Outs:

  • Window Seat

Brilliant Basics:

  • Glam area
  • Clever cabin technology
  • In-room entertainment (43” 4K TV)
  • Steamer & hairdryer
  • In-room safe (fits 17” laptop)
  • Flexible wardrobe for luggage and clothes
  • Mini bar
  • Plugs/USBs in all the right places

Facilities
TV,Free Wi-Fi,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk,Double or Twin Configuration,Shower
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Valiant Lady – Virgin Voyages
4 April 2022 – 11 Nights