Spend more time at the beach with P&O Cruises dedicated fly-cruises from regional airports
New for 2022 P&O Cruises fly-cruise ship Azura will operate a winter sun programme from Tenerife. These holidays are exceptional value and include dedicated charter flights straight to the winter sun in just over four hours.
Azura will operate seven and 14 night itineraries with regional flights from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle. These holidays include an overnight stay in Tenerife and a late sail from Gran Canaria and Madeira, prices start from £609 per person for a week and include flights, full board accommodation and entertainment.
Example cruises (prices correct as of August 31, 2022):
Fly Canary Islands, 7 nights (A228B) from £609pp
P&O Cruises is offering a 7-night cruise on Azura (A228B) from £609 per person for an inside cabin. Departing December 03, 2022 the price includes return flights from selected UK airports, full board meals, kids club and entertainment. Departing and returning to Tenerife, ports of call are Gran Canaria, Madeira and Tenerife (overnight in port). https://www.pocruises.com/find-a-cruise/A228B/A228B
Fly Canary Islands, 7 nights (A227A) from £1,029pp
P&O Cruises is offering a 14-night cruise on Azura (A227A) from £1,029 per person for an inside cabin. Departing November 25, 2022 the price includes return flights from selected UK airports, full board meals, kids club and entertainment. Departing and returning to Tenerife, ports of call are Madeira, La Palma, Fuerteventura, Tenerife (overnight in port), Gran Canaria, Madeira and Lanzarote. https://www.pocruises.com/find-a-cruise/A227A/A227A
Fly Canary Islands, 7 nights (A301B) from £635pp
P&O Cruises is offering a 7-night cruise on Azura (A301B) from £635 per person for an inside cabin. Departing January 07, 2023 the price includes return flights from selected UK airports, full board meals, kids club and entertainment. Departing and returning to Tenerife, ports of call are Madeira, La Palma, Fuerteventura and Tenerife (overnight in port). https://www.pocruises.com/find-a-cruise/A301B/A301B
Example shore experience:
Jet Ski Safari and Beach – £119 per double Jet Ski
Combine an exhilarating jet ski ride with the chance to explore a popular resort and laze in the sun on a sandy beach. After a warm welcome and a full safety briefing, whizz out onto the glistening Atlantic, admiring Tenerife’s southern coast.
Local guides know all the best spots to find whales and dolphins and maybe there will be a chance to see them playing in the ocean – a truly special sight from the unique vantage point of a jet ski.
Back on dry land, guests can choose to stroll into Playa de las Américas and shop for souvenirs or grab a drink at a pavement café overlooking the coast. Or simply switch off and relax on the beach.
Tenerife is the homeport for Azura during the winter months and offers action, relaxation and adventure for everyone. The largest of the Canaries, the island is dominated by Mount Tiede and at 3,718m, it is the highest point in Spain with one of the world’s largest volcano craters at its summit. Guests can explore the interesting landscapes of Mount Tiede’s National Park with various shore experiences including star gazing.
Tenerife also boasts 41 miles of beaches that come in a variety of sand shades – from golden yellow to distinctive black. Windsurfers, kite surfers and surfers flock to the wild Playa La Tejita while the perfect golden arc and safe shallows of Playa de las Teresitas is a haven for families.
It may be small, but Gran Canaria packs in a huge diversity of scenery to explore, from rugged mountains to golden beaches, lush greenery to desert dunes.
There is a varied range of activities on offer and with its reliable weather, warm waters and trade winds, the island is ideal for water sports, scuba diving, surfing, and paddle to body boarding.
The local cuisine is also a must try and the people of Gran Canaria take their food very seriously. Try coffee grown and cultivated on the island and queso de flor de Guía, a traditional local cheese made with sheep’s milk.
Known for its mild climate, laid-back lifestyle and lush countryside, the Garden Island is shaking off its sedate reputation and serving up some fantastic food and drink, lively nightlife and a host of adrenalin-fuelled activities.
No trip to Madeira would be complete without a taste of its famous fortified wine, some of the best of which can be found at Blandy’s Wine Lodge. Or seek out a traditional poncho bar to sample the locals’ favourite concoction of Aguardente de Cana rum, lemon juice and honey.
Madeira’s rugged landscape makes it perfect for activities such as mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, surfing, off-road jeep tours and whale and dolphin safaris by rib.
About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. Each of the seven ships in the fleet has its own appeal, from family friendly or exclusively for adults.
With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery, and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike. With a wide choice of holidays from two days to three months, there is something for everyone.
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