Canary Islands & Cape-Verde

Canary Islands & Cape-Verde

From AUD $5,670

Description

Enjoy a new itinerary to discover the cultures and traditions of Spain, Cape Verde and Senegal.

You will embark on your 10-day cruise aboard our new ship Le Champlain in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canaries.

To discover these islands, Le Champlain will first call at Fuerteventura, the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’. In Puerto del Rosario, you will be able to admire the old town and its Canarian-style houses protected by high walls, the narrow streets and the long, sandy beach.

On the neighbouring island, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas will reveal its treasures, including its two vast bays and the Vegueta district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will find the Santa Ana Cathedral. You will also be able to admire the wonderful colonial architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries.

You will then sail to the Cape Verde archipelago, where the mix of cultures creates a very unique identity.

We will take you to the island of Sao Vicente, often called ‘little Brazil’ due to is carnival and its entrancing nightlife. In Mindelo, you will be seduced by the stunning scenery, the kindness of the locals and the bustling atmosphere.

Your journey will end in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, where you will arrive early in the morning.

Please Note: your voyage prices include flight Paris/Tenerife + transfer from the airport to the port

Trip Name
Canary Islands & Cape-Verde
Days
10
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Length: 127 metres Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2017/2018 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. As the first ship in a new series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel. RESTAURANTS As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Champlain will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism. In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals. PUBLIC AREAS Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Champlain has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding. A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening. Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE
The capital city of Tenerife is located on the north-east coast of the island. Close to the port is the monumental Plaza de España, bedecked with a fountain and plant sculptures. Around the plaza, you can admire the white marble Triunfo de la Candelaria obelisk, the historic casino of Santa Cruz and the majestic Guimerà theatre. Not far from here, the picturesque Iglesia de la Concepción church features the characteristic traits of Canaries architecture.
Day 2 - Day 2 - PUERTO DEL ROSARIO, FUERTEVENTURA
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Day 3 - Day 3 - LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
A stopover of sunny climes, Las Palmas is located on the north-east coast of Gran Canaria. A few streets away from Puerto de la Luz port, you’ll discover the vast Las Canteras beach, bordered with the town’s characteristic palms. You’ll find these palms are all over Las Palmas, in the streets and squares, especially on the plaza de Santa Ana in the heart of the historical district. It feels like you’ve travelled back in time here, as you stand looking at the tall houses beside the Santa Ana cathedral. Very close by, you can visit the Casa de Colón, a museum dedicated to the famous explorer. The museum is housed in the palace belonging to the island’s former governor. Chances are, you’ll be drawn to the covered Vegueta market to partake in some daily life along with the locals and taste some unfamiliar dishes.
Day 4 - Days 4 & 5 - AT SEA
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Day 5 - Days 6 & 7 - MINDELO, SAO VICENTE ISLAND
Set on the shores of the Porto Grande bay on the north-west coast of São Vicente, Mindelo is considered to be Cape Verdeメs cultural capital. Here in singer Cesaria Evoraメs homeland, you can listen to real morna in the bars of the old town, where you can also sip the local grog, a Cape Verdian sugarcane spirit. A few streets from the elegant floating resort of Pont dメágua youメll see the pastel-coloured houses and colonial buildings of the historical district. Other landmarks are the facades of the old Governorメs Palace and the busy municipal market.
Day 6 - Day 8 - PRAIA
The capital of Cape Verde, Praia, is located on the southern tip of Santiago island. You can dally in the districts planted with Tamarind and Albizia trees. . Above the harbour, the statue of Diogo Gomes pays homage to the man who discovered Cape Verde in 1460. A few streets away, in the old centre, the Ethnographic Museum presents the diversity of the archipelago’s cultural origins. Its historical building with transom windows is one of the city’s more unusual curiosities.
Day 7 - Day 9 - AT SEA
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Day 8 - Day 10 - DAKAR
On the tip of the African continent, the buzzing capital of Senegal stretches along the narrow peninsula of Cape Verde. You may be overwhelmed by its sheer size, but Dakar will win you over with its richly diverse districts, appealing cultural scene and rich natural surroundings. In the historic centre, youメll enjoy the pell-mell of colours and tasty delights in Kermel market. A visit to the island of Gorée is deeply moving; ᅠfor several hundred years this island was the largest slave trading centre on the African coast. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you are looking for pristine, unspoilt nature, the wildlife in the heart of Madeleine Islandsメ national park will not disappoint.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Deluxe Stateroom
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 5
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Prestige Suite Deck 5
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Prestige Suite Deck 6
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Privilege Suite Deck 6
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Privilege Suite Deck 5
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Owner's Suite
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 3
08-11-201817-11-2018AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 6

Inclusions

    • A cruise to discover two exceptional archipelagos with very distinct personalities: the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Archipelago;
    • Overnight stay aboard the ship in Mindelo to discover the city and its surroundings, including surprising volcanic and agricultural landscapes;
    • In the Canaries, visiting three different islands to get a good idea of this archipelago's singularities;
    • All new: disembarkation in Dakar, Senegal's lively capital.

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