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Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Nova

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,295 pp incl. flights

Special Offer: Save £1,200 pp

Summary

Short description

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent all-inclusive Silversea cruise

Highlights

  • Uncover São Miguel's spectacular mountainous interior by jeep excursion
  • Indulge in all-inclusive fine dining & in-suite bulter service
  • Relax in an ocean-view suite after a busy day of exploring
  • Discover the quaint fishing villages and golden sand beaches of Cape Verde's São Vicente island
  • Explore the old cobbled streets of Santa Cruz in La Palma

In Brief

  • 1 Night Lisbon
  • 2 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Praia da Vitória
  • 1 Night Ponta Delgada
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Funchal
  • 2 Nights At sea
  • 2 Nights Mindelo
  • 2 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Puerto del Rosario
  • 1 Night Santa Cruz de La Palma
  • 2 Nights At sea

About

Recommended for:
History & culture | Mountains | Ocean cruise

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic. You'll explore the remote Azores as well as colourful Madeira, whilst off-the-beaten-track Cape Verde with its turquoise waters and melting pot of cultures offers a taste of the African continent. Dotted with restful days at sea in between, you'll enjoy outstanding gastronomic experiences, along with panoramic views from the ship's contemporary open-air sky bar. The volcanic Canary Islands will be your last call as you explore the rugged coasts and whitewashed houses of this dramatic archipelago.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Lisbon

Begin your holiday in style with included UK airport lounge access before boarding your flight to Lisbon. After a short flight, arrive in the Portuguese capital where you'll be transferred to the nearby port. Settle into your chosen contemporary suite before indulging in the first of your included dinners. You'll set sail later this evening.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Days 2-3
At sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Praia da Vitoria, Azores

You'll arrive at Praia da Vitória on Terceira island this morning as you enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Stationed in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, and as the third largest island in the remote Azores, just over 20% of its landmass is classified as a protected national park. Endemic juniper and subtropical forests dot its interior while jagged volcanic rocks and spectacular cave systems line its shores. Choose from a number of included excursions, from an island discovery tour to exploring the ancient caves of Algar do Carvão. If you're looking to stay close by, Praia da Vitória is laden with history dating back to the 15th century. With a smattering of narrow streets, recently modernised marina promenade and a myriad of architectural marvels, the town retains plenty of its past grandeur.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Ponta Delgada, Azores

With simple beginnings as a small fishing village, Ponta Delgada - your next stop - is now the main port of the Azores' largest island São Miguel. As you approach the island, you'll notice a backdrop of spectacular volcanic vistas, steaming hot springs and impressive landscaped gardens. Today you'll have the chance to pick from a number of included excursions. Why not opt to wander between monochrome churches and beautiful botanical gardens on the Ponta Delgada city tour. Or perhaps choose to discover the splendid natural beauty of the island on a half-day sightseeing trip including Ribeira Grande - a pretty municipality on the north coast of the island - and Lagoa do Fogo, a large crater lake with breathtaking views. This evening you'll set sail in a south-easterly direction as you prepare for dinner.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Day at sea

Enjoy another relaxing day at sea as you travel from the outlying Azores to green and rugged Madeira, made famous for its wine and warm, subtropical climate.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Funchal, Madeira

Awash with colourful sub-tropical plants, traditional stone houses with terracotta rooftops and dramatic cliffs, Funchal is the lowkey capital of Madeira. Blessed with year-round sunshine and fertile wine lands, it is the perfect place to slow the pace and toast the thrilling scenery with a bottle of the island's famous wine. Indeed, a visit to Blandy Wine Lodge on an included excursion offers a first-hand chance to sample the world-famous produce. If however you prefer to take in the wonderful views of Funchal, opt for a toboggan and cable car ride on a half-day excursion. Return to the ship in time for dinner and departure this evening.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9
At sea

As you head towards the African islands of Cape Verde, the most southern point of your voyage, you'll enjoy two full days at sea onboard Silver Nova, giving you enough time to explore everything on offer. If you spent the previous day trying some of the active excursions on offer in Funchal, this may be a great chance to sit back and soak in the sunshine by the impressive new pool deck or enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 10-11
Mindelo, Cape Verde

Step off the beaten track today as you arrive in the port city of Mindelo, on the Cape Verdean island of São Vicente located just over 300 miles from the west coasts of Senegal and Mauritania on the African mainland. Often referred to as Africa's Caribbean, the islands were colonised by the Portuguese in the 15th century and therefore still retain a strong Iberian influence within their culture, food and architecture. In fact, you can expect a real melting pot of cultures, from Mediterranean Portuguese to Brazilian and of course west African. As you dock overnight tonight, the next two days can be spent enjoying a series of included excursions, showcasing the island's cultural highlights, seafood gastronomy and exploring local village life. Mindelo itself is certainly worth a wander; here you can expect picture-perfect turquoise shores backed by brightly coloured colonial buildings.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 12-13
At sea

The next two days offer further chance to make the most of the world-class facilities on board Silver Nova, from drinks and panoramic views at The Dusk Bar to the social Arts Café.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 14
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Drop anchor in Puerto del Rosario today, a busy port town on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Geographically part of Africa and politically part of Europe, the island is popular for water sports, particularly windsurfing and waterskiing. Puerto del Rosario itself is notable for over thirty large murals on walls and houses, depicting everything from Spanish culture to superheroes, creating photo opportunities galore. You'll also find plenty in the way of sculptures dotted around the city, designed by local and international artists alike. Take the chance to explore the arid interior of the island, along with the famed sand dunes of Corralejo on an included jeep escapade. Alternatively, we recommend a relaxing day on an included kayaking and snorkelling excursion from one of the island's most idyllic beaches, La Lajita, located right in front of a charming fishermen town from where it takes it name. Depart late afternoon before settling down for dinner in one of the ship's many restaurants.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Santa Cruz de La Palma

Enjoy a later breakfast as you arrive into another of the Canary Islands this morning. Despite being a volcanic island just like Fuerteventura, La Palma does not share its neighbour's arid scenery. As the archipelago's "green island", forests cover the interiors almost in its entirety, with volcanic cones, layers of small rock formations and lava fields demanding much of the attention. A selection of included excursions are available for those looking for both active and gentle activities. History buffs should walk the cobbled town streets amongst colourful colonial buildings on the Santa Cruz walking excursion. On another excursion option, Caldera de Taburiente National Park is a must for those looking to witness the incredible nature and surround themselves with the indigenous vegetation of this unique island.

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 16-17
At sea

The next two days offer the last chance to take advantage of the ship's facilities. Perhaps try the Kaiseki restaurant for Asian specialty menus or Spaccanapoli for Neapolitan inspired food. 

Stay: Silver Nova (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 18
Departure from Lisbon

Arrive in Lisbon this morning and, after breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home to the UK. Speak to our specialists about the possibility of extending your time in Lisbon.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,295 pp incl. flights

Departure: 29 September 2023

Special Offer: Save £1,200 pp
Book by: 31 January 2023

Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK to Lisbon
  • 18 day all-inclusive cruise board Silver Nova in a Veranda Suite
  • Transfers (between airport and ship)
  • 1 Shore Excursion per port, per day
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

Why not ask your consultant about extending your stay in Lisbon?

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