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Holiday Overview

Indulge in the flavours of Spain with delicious tapas, explore the stunning landscapes of Lanzarote, set sail to Lisbon, and enjoy unforgettable days at sea aboard P&O's magnificent Ventura ship.

Explore five exotic ports on this cruise of a lifetime. The first port of Funchal is known as the city of gardens, including the fantastic Madeira Botanical Garden. The second port of Tenerife is famous for its black sand landscapes, and some of the best stargazing in Europe. Visit the picturesque Gran Canaria followed by the next port of the Lanzarote, famous for its volcano-clad landscapes, palm tree fringed beaches and clear blue waters.

Reasons to Visit The Canaries

  • Diverse Landscapes: The Canary Islands boast a range of natural wonders, from the serene beaches of Fuerteventura to the striking volcanic formations of Lanzarote. Each island offers its own unique beauty, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
  • Year-Round Pleasant Climate: The islands are famous for their "eternal spring" climate, providing mild and enjoyable weather throughout the year. This makes them a perfect destination for Christmas cruises, offering a warm winter escape with plenty of sunshine.
  • Rich Cultural Heritage: Immerse yourself in the islands' rich history, where Spanish, African, and indigenous influences blend into a unique cultural tapestry. Explore the architectural marvels, vibrant festivals, and delicious cuisine that reflect this diverse heritage.
  • Astrotourism: The Canary Islands' clear skies and minimal light pollution make them one of the best spots in the world for stargazing, especially in areas like Teide National Park in Tenerife. It's an awe-inspiring experience that adds a magical touch to any visit, particularly enchanting during the festive season of Christmas cruises.

After your cruise around the Canary Islands, there is still time for more! Your final port to experience is Lisbon. The unique architecture, tram's running up the many winding streets, and incredible food including a type of custard-tart only found here!

You'll be cruising aboard P&O Ventura. This mid-sized ship had a multi-million pound face-lift in 2013, creating a luxurious cruise-liner with modern surroundings. The contemporary feel of the ship continues throughout its cabins, where burgundy and cream décor is accented by dark wood fixtures and finishing touches by British designer Nick Munro.

The Holiday

  • Enjoy the ship’s jaw-dropping onboard facilities, while discovering traditional Andalucian tapas in Cadiz, breathtaking vistas in Madeira, some of the world’s best bars in Lisbon and the sun-drenched coastlines of the Canary Islands
  • 12 nights in a full-board, accessible cabin on P&O Iona
  • Home-pick up included (first 125 miles) £3.25 per mile for each mile after.
  • 4 swimming pools - including 1 inside and 16 whirlpools
  • 13 entertainment venues - mix of family friendly and adult only
  • West End-style shows, live music, classic cabaret and modern twists
  • Full-board cruising includes breakfast in the cabin, pool-side snacks, buffet & main-dining options
  • Group Support & Holiday Assistance included as standard and provided by our experienced care team
  • Supplementary care packages available for travellers who require additional assistance
  • We’ll also help to arrange any specialist equipment you need while on holiday
  • Group departure, with the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers

** Limitless Travel carefully pick out cruise itineraries to ensure minimal anchor ports (where a small boat or ‘tender’ transports guests to shore) Unfortunately port changes can happen due to a number of reasons while at sea. Limitless Travel will not be held accountable for any port changes.

The Itinerary


Day 1 - Embark, Southampton UK


Today your Christmas adventure begins! Home-pick up (within the first 125 miles, further distances charged at £3.25 a mile), or pick up at Southampton Airport, or free parking for the duration of the cruise included. The Limitless Care Team will be on hand to assist with embarkation and to get you settled into your cabin.

Board Basis on Ventura - Full Board

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Day 2 - Day at Sea

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Relax with a continental breakfast in your cabin before spending the day exploring the ship. Our Limitless Care Team will be on-hand to help and support, finding the best activities to get involved with. There is always something going on such as live music, karaoke, bingo and other organised events - along with the use of the fantastic swimming and steam room facilities.

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Cruise customer pool

Day 3 - Day at Sea

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We're cruising closer to the Canary Islands now! Relax in one of the four on-board swimming pools (hoist available) including the infinity pool at the very back of the ship! There are also hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms available to use!

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Food & Drink

Day 4 - At Sea

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A great holidays means great food. Indulge in a culinary adventure aboard P&O Ventura, where delectable delights await at every turn. From fine dining restaurants serving gourmet cuisine to casual eateries offering flavourful delights, savouring diverse flavours while cruising the high seas becomes a delightful journey of gastronomic exploration and sheer culinary pleasure.

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Funchal Madeira

Day 5 - Madeira, Portugal

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Cruise visitors here will discover that the market town is easily walkable although, the further inland you explore, the steeper and narrower some of the streets become. Locally made wicker furniture, lacework and tapestries all make good buys along with the ubiquitous Madeira wine. Funchal is also the base for tours to the islands botanical gardens; the fishing village of Camara de Lobos where Churchill went to paint; Camacha, the wicker centre; the levada walks, part of an ancient irrigation system; and to Reids Hotel for traditional afternoon tea, making cruises to Madeira a must see.

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Day 6 - Tenerife, Spain

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Today we cruise into the vibrant port of Tenerife. Tenerife is a true slice of paradise. Explore its foodie treasures, tranquil sunsets burning with tones of pink, orange and yellow and put your underwater camera to good use. There are countless experiences to be had, yet also peaceful and idyllic with sparkling waters and powder-soft sand.

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Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

Day 7 - Gran Canaria, Spain

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On Day Seven, we’ll arrive in Gran Canaria, the most densely populated of the Canary Islands and possibly the most naturally diverse, too. You’ll get to see a little of the island’s natural beauty as we approach, before the ship docks in the Santa Catalina cruise terminal.

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P&O X Mas Ventura 144 Captain Derek Gray

Day 8 - Christmas Eve in Arrecife de Lanzarote, Spain

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Merry Christmas Eve and welcome to the volcanic island of Lanzarote! Typically daytime temperatures will be in the range 18 to 22 degrees, explore the Christmas markets and get in the festive mood. You’ll hear Christmas music being played everywhere, especially the classic “Feliz Navidad.” Every town has magical light displays, with TInajo’s roundabout being a feature each year. After your day exploring, return to the ship for the festivities!

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Day 9 - Christmas Day at Sea

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Merry Christmas! Start your day with a relaxing breakfast in your cabin. From carol singers in the atrium; to mince pies and full Christmas Dinner; crackers and Santa, along with the usual mulled wines, Christmas Day Service (run by the Captain) and even Panto in the main theatre!

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Day 10 - Boxing Day in Lisbon, Portugal

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Enjoy a Boxing Day in Lisbon. Some of the best views of the Portuguese capital come as your ship cruises along the Tagus River. You pass the Belem Tower and the impressive Monument to the Discoveries with its statue of Henry the Navigator before arriving at the Lisbon cruise port. Although small for a European capital, this city does sprawl a little so you would do best to concentrate on three districts - Baixa, Bairro Alto and Alfama, each with its own distinctive style, making Lisbon cruises a must see.

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Day 11 - Day at Sea

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Relax into a day at sea with the Limitless Care team. Our team will be available to help with the activities. Watch a headline show at the theatre, get involved in karaoke in the British style pub or lounge under the Metropolis Skydome.

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P&O Ventura - Azura Oasis Pool Chris Ison

Day 12 - Day at Sea

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Sea days can be spent in any of the four pools on board; with the Riviera Deck aft hosts the much quieter Terrace Pool. All provide the perfect place to relax poolside, watching the waves ahead shimmer in the sun. The Beachcomber pool boasts a retractable roof, so even if the weather should fail you, the pool time fun doesn’t have to stop.

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Day 13 - Disembark, Southampton UK


Welcome back to Blighty! The Limitless Care team will be on hand to help you disembark and get to your transfer home. Our team will ensure you have the right support and facilities, back to your home address.

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The Ship

P&O Ventura


P&O Ventura was launched in 2008 and refurbished in 2013 - providing the very best in luxurious cruising. The contemporary feel of the ship continues throughout its cabins, where burgundy and cream décor is accented by dark wood fixtures and finishing touches by British designer Nick Munro.

  • 12 dining venues including the 3 beautifully decorated main restaurants and Waterside and Beach House buffets
  • 12 bars onboard including the Las Vegas style Casino, the Exchange Pub and the Metropolis cocktail lounge
  • Evening Entertainment such as theatre shows, bands, comedy & cabaret
  • Freedom or traditional style dining
  • Daytime speakers, entertainers, classes, sports activities and workshops
  • Continental breakfast in your cabin
  • No tipping required
  • Please note P&O Cruises are not affiliated with P&O Ferries

Full board: all meals are included in the price of your cruise holiday for complete ease and mouth-watering luxury at sea. There’s also an option to add a ‘drinks package’, which can be done either before or during your cruise.


Door-to-Door Transfer Service


Going from home to holiday has never been easier. We'll pick you in an accessible minibus, transferring you directly to the port where our team will be waiting to assist with check in.

This door to door transfer service is included free of charge each way for journeys within 125 miles of the port. For any journeys greater than 125 miles a charge of £3.25 per mile will apply (up to a maximum distance of 250 miles).

Please note, if you live in the following regions: Yorkshire, North East England, Wales, then an additional charge of £200 may be applied to your booking. This is due to our drivers needing to travel the night before to ensure pick up can be completed at the scheduled time on departure day.

Dates and Prices

Start Date Days Price From Solo Traveller Price*
17th December 2024 13 From £4,549 From £6,549
* Solo spaces are limited.

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