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Holiday Overview

This cruise holiday offers great sights, world-class entertainment, and the attentive support of Limitless Travel to ensure your time at sea is everything you dreamed of. Departing from Southampton, you’ll travel south to warmer waters aboard P&O’s world-class Iona cruise ship.

Your first stop on this magical adventure will take you to the charming Portuguese city of Lisbon. A true Limitless favourite the ship will spend 2 days in port giving you a fantastic opportunity to enjoy all this wonderful City has to offer. After a fantastic Christmas day on ship Boxing day offers the opportunity to start exploring the Canary Islands. With the ship making port at 4 magnificent destinations. Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote. At each location you will see the striking volcanic beauty of the islands as well as get the chance to do some shopping or enjoy the beaches in these sun soaked destinations. Following the Canaries its back over to Portugal with the chance to visit your final port Your first stop the picturesque coastline of Madeira, here you will be able to marvel at the abundance of Fauna and flora.

Throughout your trip, you’ll be accompanied by the Limitless Team, who will provide care, support and assistance as and when you require it. On the ship, if required your cabin can be fully accessible, as are the vast majority of the Iona's other facilities. With 30 restaurants and bars, swimming pools, entertainment venues, a steam room and sauna and a large cinema, there’s plenty to enjoy at sea.

If you would like more information about accessibility aboard the Iona, we recommend getting in touch with one of the Limitless Travel Advisors on 0800 711 7112.

The Holiday

What's Included?

  • Enjoy the Picturesque sights of Lisbon, Marvel at the otherworldly landscapes in the Canaries and enjoy some fabulous coastal food in Madeira.
  • Full festive facilities on board the ship, including Christmas dinner, Santa and entertainment.
  • Home-pick up included (first 100-miles included in the package) 
  • The Iona is equipped with a cinema, 30+ restaurants and bars, 4 swimming pools, a Spa and wellness centre and 10 different theatres and lounge areas to keep all entertained.
  • 14 nights in a full-board, Cabin of choice on P&O’s Iona cruise ship.
  • Full board cruising includes a Continental breakfast that can be delivered to the cabin, or full breakfast lunch and dinner served in the non speciality restaurant's as-well as snacks, tea and coffee.
  • Group support 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
  • Every holiday led by a Limitless Tour Manager to ensure a problem-free trip

From booking your holiday to returning home after a wonderful trip, the Limitless Team is on-hand to provide you with the support you need. If you have any questions regarding the holiday, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

** 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

Embarkation - Southampton

Embarkation - Southampton

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Your adventure begins! Enjoy home pick up from your front door, or make your own way to Southampton Cruise Terminal where there is free parking. Our team will then help you get checked in and onto P&O's world-class Iona cruise ship. With priority boarding you'll be exploring the ship before you know it!

 Included: full board on the ship

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Heading South

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As with most cruises, your holiday properly starts at sea. Today you will get time to know the ship as we head towards the Iberian Peninsula, taking in the spectacular sea views as we go and making the most of the ship’s impressive facilities. You will have the chance to meet the rest of the group and get to grips with your new home for the next couple of weeks.

Included: Full Board

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Warmer Waters

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As you journey south, today presents another opportunity to relish the ship's offerings. Treat yourself to a cinematic experience, explore entertainment venues for captivating shows, and stay tuned for the Horizon newspaper detailing a plethora of activities—quizzes, bingo, karaoke, magic acts, and beyond. Dive into the array of onboard delights!

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Lisbon, Portugal

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Your first destination is the enchanting city of Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital and a top-tier European destination. Renowned for its breathtaking streets, charming squares, and iconic sights, Lisbon is a picturesque haven with pastel-coloured buildings adorning its landscape. As we approach, enjoy the scenic cruise past landmarks like the Belem Tower, the Cristo Rei statue, and beneath the city's majestic suspension bridge.

The attentive Limitless Team will assist you in disembarking, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the Portuguese capital's wonders. Indulge in a traditional Portuguese custard tart and absorb the laid-back atmosphere that defines Lisbon—an absolute favourite among Limitless traveler's. With so much to explore you will get two days in this amazing destination, so plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of this captivating city. From historical landmarks to cultural gems, Lisbon promises a brilliant day filled with unforgettable experiences.

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Lisbon, Portugal

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Waking up again in Lisbon this morning, you will get a second opportunity to look around this beautiful city on Christmas Eve! The Limitless team will have accompanied you on a full tour of the landmarks yesterday, so today you may feel like hitting the streets to do some final souvenir shopping. Or maybe you want to just sit and relax in the cities central square, enjoy some fantastic seafood with a glass of local port wine and watch the world go by.

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Christmas Day at Sea

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Indulge in the enchanting spirit of Christmas Day aboard the Iona, where festive decorations adorn the ship, special dining menus feature delectable holiday delights, lively entertainment fills the air, and joyful festivities abound for all passengers to revel in the magic of the season.

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Arrecife, Lanzarote

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Today marks your first visit to the Canary Islands, we can't think of a much better way to enjoy boxing day! Lanzarote enchants with its otherworldly and consistently stunning natural beauty. Shaped by volcanoes and lava fields, the landscape boasts rocks with improbable formations perched on balanced outposts, while black sand beaches compete for attention against traditional palm-lined coasts. Recognised as a UNESCO Geopark, the island is a captivating destination that mesmerises all who venture to its volcanic shores.

When the Iona docks in Arrecife, the island's capital, you'll have a full day to immerse yourself in its sun-drenched plazas, trendy bars, and atmospheric backstreets. For a dose of local culture, explore the Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, which showcases numerous works by César Manrique, the island's influential artist.

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Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, Spain

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Blessed with 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Fuerteventura stands as an ideal destination to bask in the sun and achieve that perfect tan, particularly with its outstanding beaches. The combination of trade winds and Atlantic Ocean swells creates an ideal environment for water-sports enthusiasts, attracting them to the island throughout the year. Similar to its neighbouring islands, Fuerteventura possesses a rugged charm evident in its bays and volcanic slopes, characteristic of the Canary Islands. However, in contrast to the more bustling islands like Tenerife and Lanzarote, Fuerteventura has successfully sidestepped excessive development, preserving a sense of tranquility and stark beauty.

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Santa Cruz, Tenerife

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Today you'll discover the largest of the Canary Islands—Tenerife, a haven with one of the world's most varied landscapes. From lush valleys and vibrant plantations to stunning beaches and the otherworldly Mount Teide National Park, Tenerife captivates with its natural wonders. Docking in Santa Cruz, the evolved cruise port turned splendid city, you'll encounter sophisticated bars, diverse restaurants, eclectic shops, fine architecture, and captivating museums. Immerse yourself in Tenerife's diverse charm, where every moment promises the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

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Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

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Today heralds your final port in the Canaries, Gran Canaria. The most densely populated and naturally diverse of the Canary Islands. Experience its beauty as we dock at the Santa Catalina cruise terminal, offering easy access to vibrant Las Palmas and the nearby Muelle shopping complex, just 100 meters away. Delve into the trendy old quarter, Vegueta, or enjoy the nearby Playa de las Canteras beach.

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Funchal

Madeira, Portugal

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Cruise visitors to this charming market town will find it easily walkable, although as you venture further inland, some streets become steeper and narrower. Explore local treasures such as locally crafted wicker furniture, intricate lacework, and vibrant tapestries, all of which make for excellent purchases, along with the renowned Madeira wine. Funchal serves as the hub for excursions to the island's botanical gardens, the picturesque fishing village of Camara de Lobos—where Churchill found inspiration for his paintings—Camacha, renowned for its wicker craftsmanship, the historic levada walks part of an ancient irrigation system, and Reids Hotel for a taste of traditional afternoon tea.

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Day at Sea

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After 5 action packed days on shore, today you will be able to sit back drink in hand as you once again enjoy the Iona's on board attractions. If you are looking for relaxation why not head to the spa. Alternatively, it could be the perfect opportunity to try one of the speciality restaurants you have been considering for a delicious experience.

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Day at Sea

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Begin your day with a continental breakfast delivered to your cabin, setting the perfect tone. In the evening, try your luck at the onboard casino, offering classic games reminiscent of Las Vegas. Alternatively, enjoy a variety of West End shows, mesmerising magic acts, and live music performances, ensuring entertainment for all to enjoy, regardless of fortune.

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Sailing Home

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On your last full day aboard, savour the remaining delights you are yet to experience. Explore any overlooked on-board attractions or revisit a favoured restaurant. As we sail home, it's also the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow Limitless guests to share photos and stories, creating cherished, lasting memories.

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Disembarkation, Southampton

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After your last breakfast, we’ll help you check-out. Your bags will be taken down by the Iona's crew and our care team will be on-hand to assist you. From here you will join the transfers back to the pick-up points, relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for your next Limitless adventure. We can’t wait to see you again!

Included: Breakfast

The Ship

P&O Iona

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Welcome aboard the Iona, a proud member of P&O's outstanding fleet of accessible ships. Boasting luxurious fittings and facilities, as well as a cool, contemporary style. Each accessible cabin comes with:

  • Accessible cabins available on request (very limited) - with wide access doors and space for mobility scooters to be stored
  • All bathrooms come with wet rooms, wide door access and grip-handles
  • Equipment hire available (including powered wheelchairs + hoists)
  • Outside, Balcony & Mini-Suite Cabins (prices may vary)
  • Air conditioning
  • TV, fridge and hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

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.

Transport:

Cruise Transfer

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Included within your cruise holiday package with Limitless is a transfer from home (first 100-miles included, thereafter charged at £2.50 a mile) to the cruise ship's port. Before booking we will always make sure you have the right transfer in place to take you to the port safely and comfortably.

*Please be aware that the door to door transfer is an accessible minibus, not a private taxi, therefore we do advise guests to bring a support pillow for extra comfort if required.

Dates and Prices

Start Date Days Price From Solo Traveller Price*
20th December 2025 15 From £5,649 Please enquire
* Solo spaces are limited.

If travelling abroad, please refer to travel advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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