Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has two ideal Christmas and New Year cruises to escape the winter; fares are available on a Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF) basis. Magellan sails from London Tilbury on 21 December for 15 nights and Marco Polo sails from Bristol Avonmouth 22 December for 14 nights both cruises to the Canary Islands and Madeira returning on 5 January, fares from £909pp. (First passenger pays £1819 and the second passenger sharing the cabin travels free). You could save some money with the BOGOF deals, by booking by 31 July, and also keep the cash you would normally spend on the Christmas food bill, heating and lighting, plus car fuel while you are away. The currency on board is sterling.
Magellan sails south from London Tilbury on 21 December to the Canary Islands calling at Amsterdam before heading to Gibraltar, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and spending New Year’s eve in Madeira with a final call in Lisbon (Portugal) en route back to London Tilbury.
Marco Polo sails from Bristol Avonmouth 22 December, calling at La Coruña offering a tour option to Santiago de Compostela. Christmas Day on board the elegant Marco Polo promises to be a sparkling celebration including a wonderful programme of gala entertainment. The next stop is Gibraltar, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Madeira’s final stop in Lisbon, the Capital of Portugal, before returning to Bristol Avonmouth. The Christmas and New Year celebration cruise on board Marco Polo is available from £909pp.