10 brilliant things you can do on Cunard’s new star-studded Canaries cruise

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Not only does Imagine Cruising’s 14-night Ultimate Cunard Canaries Sailcation boast a sun-soaked itinerary spanning the Canaries, Spain and Portugal but they’ve pulled out all the stops with a star-studded line-up of entertainment. We’re talking the likes of exclusive performances from West End star Michael Ball, and an interview with TV icon Eamonn Holmes to name a few.

The sailing will be onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth – meaning heaps of luxury awaiting guests. 

We take a look at some of the cruise’s biggest highlights…

1. Watch exclusive performances by West End star Michael Ball

Passengers will be treated to some special performances by the double Olivier award-winner, who used his time in lockdown to write and produce his latest album We Are More Than One

2. Sing along to your favourite ABBA hits with Björn Again

ABBA fans can listen to some of the band’s most famous songs courtesy of pop group/light-hearted parody Björn Again.

3. Learn the secrets of daytime television from Eamonn Holmes 

The TV icon will be taking part in a special Audience With interview, looking back at his impressive career which spans 40 years of being on our screens – 26 of which have been on live breakfast TV.

4. Listen to the dulcet tones of Paul Potts

The Britain’s Got Talent winner is still living his dream and performing around the world, and in October he will be showcasing his talent in some special onboard performances. 

5. Relax with ocean-inspired spa treatments 

The cruise ship’s Mareel Spa is a sanctuary of relaxation and offers up a wide array of treatments inspired by the ocean, whether you’re after a massage or want to make use of the Aqua Therapy Centre. 

6. Enjoy the year-round sun of the Canary Islands 

Escape the dreary, colder weather that autumn brings courtesy of the year-round sunshine to be found in the Canaries instead. The cruise includes ports of call in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote meaning ample opportunity to make use of those golden beaches and dramatic volcanic landscapes. 

7. Get a taster of some of Spain and Portugal’s coolest cities 

The Cunard cruise includes visits to Spain’s Cadiz where you can discover those delicious tapas or keep an eye out for impromptu flamenco street performances, while the final stop before heading back to the UK is in Portugal’s pint-sized yet vibrant Lisbon.

8. Dance the night away to the music of an eight-piece orchestra 

Cunard’s cruises feature some glamorous gala balls with themes ranging from Roaring Twenties to Masquerades, so there’s ample opportunity to dig out your finest attire, and enjoy a night of dancing to the music played by the eight-piece orchestra. Definitely a night to remember. 

9. Spend the night in Funchal 

Madeira’s capital has some brilliant activities from the colourful Botanical Gardens to the views from the Monte Cable Car, and you’ve got plenty of time to explore as the cruise includes an overnight stay onboard the ship in the city’s port, with a full day of exploring. 

10. Treat yourself to some seriously good food 

Whether you’re in the mood for fine steak and seafood at The Verandah, want to indulge your sweet tooth with a delectable afternoon tea in the Queens Rooms, or fancy filling up on classic British pub fare at the Golden Lion, Cunard has you covered. 

Book the holiday

Cabins start from £1,199pp onboard the 14-night Ultimate Cunard Canaries Sailcation, sailing roundtrip from Southampton on October 18, 2021. Book by clicking here.

Guests 18 years old and over will be required to have completed their COVID-19 vaccination course a minimum of 14 days prior to sailing.

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