Canary Islands, Funchal & Lisbon

11 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Virtuosa

Itinerary: Sailing from Southampton, visiting Funchal (Madeira), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife (Lanzarote), Lisbon, ending in Southampton.
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from £783 Price per person based on double occupancy

Cruise Canary Islands, Funchal & Lisbon

11 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Virtuosa

from £783 Price per person

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Inside

Bella Inside IB

Deluxe Interior IR1

Deluxe Interior IR2

MSC Yacht Club Interior YIN

Ocean View

Ocean View (Bella experience) OB

Junior Ocean View OO

Deluxe Ocean View OR1

Premium Ocean View OL2

Balcony

Balcony (Bella experience) BB

Deluxe Balcony Partial View BP

Deluxe Balcony BR1

Deluxe Balcony BR2

Deluxe Balcony BR3

Balcony Aurea BA

Suite

Premium Suite Aurea SL1

Grand Suite Aurea Terrace and Jacuzzi SLJ

MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite YC1

MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite YC1

Discover MSC Experiences & cabins

`Bella` Experience

Bella Experience

The impressive experience of Bella is an excellent value option to enjoy the comforts of life on board in a modern and elegant style, designed to ensure a pleasant stay on board. Includes: ...

`Fantastica` Experience

Fantastica Experience

Fantastica´ experience offers a superior level of comfort and service. Fantasia experience will give you all Bella benefits plus some extra ones too such as one free cruise change, the opportunity to choose the cabin and its location, breakfast in c...

`Aurea´ Experience

Aurea´ Experience

Aurea experience offers a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul. Suites and Balcony in the best locations These cabins include Priority boarding, 24-hour room service (free delivery), Welcome package, the option to dine any time you choose, F...

`MSC Yacht Club` Experience

MSC Yacht Club Experience

A unique experience that combines the comfort and service of a private yacht with access to the extensive leisure facilities of a modern cruise ship. What’s included? Access to the panoramic Top Sail Lounge with bar, afternoon tea service, light food...

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Cruise Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Southampton Embarkation | Departure: 16:00H
Day 4 Funchal (Madeira) Arrival time: 12:30H | Departure: 20:00H 8 hours in destination
Day 5 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Arrival time: 12:00H | Departure: 20:00H 8 hours in destination
Day 6 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Arrival time: 08:00H | Departure: 18:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 7 Arrecife (Lanzarote) Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 17:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 9 Lisbon Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 18:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 12 Southampton Arrival time: 07:00H
Canary Islands, Funchal & Lisbon Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises

Canary Islands, Funchal & Lisbon

11 nights Cruise on MSC Virtuosa. Sailing from Southampton, visiting Funchal (Madeira), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife (Lanzarote), Lisbon, ending in Southampton.

Canary Islands, Funchal & Lisbon Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises
Canary Islands, Funchal & Lisbon Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises

Southampton

Southampton offers a perfect port for the best cruise ships that sail from the UK due to its size, design and great organization. It's also an ideal port for all those ships visiting the UK. Southampton offers various parking options around the area if needed and also a wide range of hotels if you need a pre-cruise stay before sailing. See our amazing cruise deals sailing from Southampton. Please contact us if you need information about Southampton's cruise terminals.

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Funchal (Madeira)

The city´s name comes from the abundance of fennel (funcho) found on the island. It was an important shipping center during the 15th-17th centuries. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. It is a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning new 4 & 5 star hotels and warm climate all year round. The city itself is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. It is located in the stunning south of Madeira, on it’s sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens. Funchal has also for many years been one of the Atlantic Cruise-ship’s main ports of call, with the Liner harbour right in the middle of the town. Once ashore, the cafés, restaurants and history that mark this famed capital are just a stroll away. Tourists in Funchal can also enjoy activities such as diving in the crystal-clear waters, surfing the waves, taking day excursions along the coast and through the eucalyptus smelling mountain woods.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the largest cities in Spain, and is the largest city in the Canary Islands The Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria receives ships from all over the world. As a beach town, Las Palmas is specially popular for ocean-side activities. Catch a wave, grab your snorkel, or just soak up some sun. The south of the island is hot, dry, relatively arid and home to brash new resorts such as Playa del Inglés. The north and centre of the island is cooler, wetter, and retains more of a Spanish colonial atmosphere. The dramatic lush interior features spectacular volcanic peaks. The capital of Las Palmas functions as a bustling cosmopolitan city and a popular seaside. Those arriving by cruise ship can appreciate the island´s spectacular setting between two bays as they sail into the biggest port in Spanish territory. Most of the island´s top sights are in the north, situated within 30 minutes or so of Las Palmas. However, Las Palmas itself has a variety of first-class attractions plus an excellent golden beach, Playa de las Canteras, which is a 15-minute walk from the cruise terminal (as is the city centre).

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife port of fishing, commercial, passenger and sports in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife, located in the Atlantic Ocean. Next to this port is the famous building of the Auditorio de Tenerife. It has a significant relevance in two categories: Cruise Passengers and in Fresh Fish caught. Due to the importance of interinsular maritime transport, it also holds a dominant position in Passenger Transport. Some of the world's largest ocean liners have stopped in the Port. The proximity of two international airports backs up its position as base for cruises.

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Arrecife (Lanzarote)

Arrecife open the doors of Lanzarote, an island full of underwater views and spots, transparent waters, and palm trees. the natural park of Timanfaya is the most representative of the island, and you will see how the volcanic lava swept all the land. A good example of this is Los Jameos del Agua, spectacular volcanic cave in which interior lies a natural lake of transparent waters inhibiten by blind albino crabs, from unknown origin. You can also visit the beaches of Famara or Papagayo.

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Lisbon

The city of Lisbon is rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern constructions can be found all over Lisbon. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares, particularly in the upper districts. There are several substantial museums one can visit in the city. In addition, the mosaic Portuguese Pavement was born in Lisbon, in the mid-1800s. The art has since spread to the rest of the Portuguese Speaking world. The city remains one of the most expansive examples of the technique, nearly all walkways and even many streets being created and maintained in this style.

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Southampton

Southampton offers a perfect port for the best cruise ships that sail from the UK due to its size, design and great organization. It's also an ideal port for all those ships visiting the UK. Southampton offers various parking options around the area if needed and also a wide range of hotels if you need a pre-cruise stay before sailing. See our amazing cruise deals sailing from Southampton. Please contact us if you need information about Southampton's cruise terminals.

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The ship: MSC Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa from Southampton in 2023

offers so much entertainment! 5 swimming pools including an extensive magrodome pool and a big aquapark, an entertainment area with an FI simulator, bowling, XD cinema, a luxurious Spa, a super gym, a large shopping area with 11 boutiques and 250 different brands, you and your loved ones will never get bored

MSC Virtuosa is one of MSC's most environmentally-friendly ships as it includes Advanced Water TreatmentmEnergy Saving & Monitoring System, Scrubbers, LED technology and SCR system. Wi-Fi Internet connection is available in all public areas and cabins. This new ship also has an enhanced MSC Yacht Club, with stylish private facilities and accommodation including a panoramic lounge, gourmet restaurant and private pool and sun deck.You'll have a choice of 10 restaurants and 21 bars while cruises to the most amazing places. With 2 brand-new speciality restaurants too. HOLA! Tacos & Cantina and Indochine, ideal for food lovers. Also, this ship included the new MSC Starship Club with a humanoid robotic bartender, a 945-seater theatre and the stunning Carousel Lounge with live productions and shows every night And no worries if you have kids travelling with you, there are extensive kids’ facilities including LEGO® play areas and a Chicco baby club too. One of the nicest areas onboard is the 112-metre-long Mediterranean promenade lined with loads of boutiques, bars and restaurants,  topped with a breathtaking LED sky screen with animations throughout the day and night.

Inaugurated 2020
Beam 43 m.
Length 331 m.
Tonnage 177100 tn.
Occupancy 6344
Crew 1700
Ratio passenger / crew Standard 4:1
Ratio tonnage/passengers Good 28:1
Number of decks 15
Number of staterooms 2421
Number of staterooms with balcony 1800
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What's included onboard?

Meals at the main restaurants or at the buffett restaurants are included (fees are applied for speciality restaurants)

Daily service charges/gratuities are included as part of the cruise fare at no extra cost.

Port taxes are included in the price

Accommodation in well appointed cabins 

Water, coffee and some juices are included in certain areas of the ship.

Children and Teens Clubs are included with outstanding programme activities and services

All on-board activities such as group games, competitions, quizzes, crafts classes are included.

Future Cruise benefits when booking your next cruise on board

There is no admission charge for any of the nightclubs or discos on MSC's ships

Most evening shows are free to enjoy 

Free entry to the casino, slot machines and gaming areas.

Access to the gym is free of charge

What's not included?

A 15% Bar Service Charge is automatically added to all food and beverage purchases, with the exception of the All Inclusive Fare, the prepaid Dining Packages and Beverage Packages

Shore excursions and purchases at the onboard shops are not included. Treatments or massages at the beauty salon or at the MSC Aurea Spa are also not included.

Drinks are only included if you have booked the All Inclusive Fare or if you have booked the Standard Fare and added a Drinks Package (in this case the drinks included on board with correspond to the package booked). If you have not booked any of these, the drinks will not be included and must be paid on board Plus a 15% Bar Service Charge will be automatically added to all purchases, (with the exception of the prepaid All-inclusive drinks packages or the All-inclusive fares that also include de bar service charges) 

Spa access and services (charges apply, except access to the thermal area for Aurea and Yacht Club cabins and suites).

Speaciality restaurants (fees apply).

There is a fee to use the facilities in the Internet café.  

Travel and/or Health Insurance. Passengers are strongly recommended to have comprehensive travel health insurance covering medical treatment and repatriation costs and expenses. 

Your benefits & more

  • 5% OFF Balconies & Suites!
    5% OFF Balconies & Suites!

    The discount offer ends on 25, March 2024 and applies to the final cruise price when booking a Balcony Cabin or a Suite. On some cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, or Norwegian Cruise Line the 5% discount applies to the cruise fare only (after taxes & other fares) due to the type of pricing these cruise lines apply. Discount applies to sailings from February 2024 to March 2025 departures. Some cruise lines such as Fred Olsen and Virgin Voyages are excluded from this offer. Our Tailor-made packages are also excluded from this offer as all our exclusive Packages already include special discounts and reduced prices.

  • Tips included!

    Service Charges (Gratuities) are included in the cruise fare.

    Service Charges (Gratuities) are included in the cruise fare. MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

  • Hot Drinks & Water

    Complimentary mineral water, American coffee and/or tea during lunch and dinner in main dining room included.

    The hot drinks and water will be offered to guests during lunch and dinner in the main dining room.

What you need to know

Travel documents

Travel document required for all cruises calling the United Kingdom: All guests, including Schengen area residents, must present a valid passport with a residual validity of at least 3 months in the UK.

Future Cruise Programme

Guests who book their next MSC Cruises sailing while onboard will be rewarded with a reduced deposit starting from £100 per person, a shipboard credit of up to £200, a greater flexibility valid up until final payment is done and the best price guarantee, now applicable up to 90 days prior to sailing date

Travelling with children

Do you have children travelling? Please Read: All minors travelling without their parent or legal guardian must arrive with written consent that those in the party they are with have consent of their parent/legal guardian for them to travel, and also that they will assume responsibility for the minors on-board and in the case of an emergency. Guests may be required to provide a signed letter of consent from the absent parent/legal guardian providing authorisation to travel with the minor, along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate showing both parents and a copy of photographic identification of the missing parent/legal guardian. If the legal guardian or parent has remarried and has a different surname to the minor they must bring proof such as copies of the birth, marriage, divorce certificates.

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