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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!