Your journey kicks off with the convenience of home pick-up (within the initial 100 miles), or opt for pick-up at Southampton Central or Airport, with complimentary parking available. We'll then head to Southampton's cruise terminal to embark on the world-class Ventura cruise ship by P&O. The Ventura offers classic cruise liner features with an intimate ambiance.
As you board, the Limitless team will assist in transporting your bags to check-in, and the crew will ensure they reach your accessible cabin promptly. Enjoy Priority Boarding, allowing you to start exploring the ship in no time! Your package includes full board on the ship. Get ready for an adventure!
Embrace the excitement of today as you familiarise yourself with the splendid Ventura cruise ship while we journey toward the enchanting Iberian Peninsula. Revel in the breathtaking sea views, immersing yourself in the vessel's remarkable facilities. Whether you're drawn to the cinema for a captivating film, eager to experience a Broadway-style show, seeking relaxation by the pool, or ready to unleash your inner singing sensation at karaoke, The Ventura offers a plethora of options for a day at sea filled with fantastic entertainment.
Land ahoy! Today, after a hearty breakfast, we visit our first port: A Coruña's Transatlantic Quay, located on the northwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. This charming port holds the surprising distinction of being the closest European port to New York. A Coruña is a delightful blend of old and new, featuring beaches along its two-mile coastline. The old town, centred around Maria Pita Square, offers shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as captivating museums like the interactive House of Mankind, an aquarium, and a planetarium. As the main Atlantic gateway to the ruggedly scenic Galicia, La Coruña provides access to Santiago de Compostela, a world-renowned pilgrimage site with a Romanesque cathedral.
Today you can take your time exploring the ship's diverse amenities, from gourmet dining options to vibrant entertainment venues. Marvel at the stunning vistas from various decks or engage in a wellness session at the onboard spa. With a host of activities catering to every preference, Ventura ensures your day at sea is not only visually stunning but also brimming with delightful experiences. Keep your eyes peeled for the horizon on board paper, this will document the times and venues for the activities taking place on board.
Our next stop is the captivating city of Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital and a top-tier European destination. Known for its breathtaking streets, charming squares, and iconic sights, Lisbon is a picturesque haven with pastel-colored buildings embellishing its landscape. As we approach, savor the scenic cruise, passing landmarks like the Belem Tower, the Cristo Rei statue, and beneath the city's majestic suspension bridge.
The attentive Limitless Team will guide you in disembarking, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the wonders of the Portuguese capital. Delight in a traditional Portuguese custard tart and absorb the laid-back atmosphere that defines Lisbon—an absolute favourite among Limitless travellers. With so much to explore, 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.
After a fun filled day yesterday, why not treat yourself to a soothing massage at the spa? And did you know there's a hairdresser on board too? Alternatively, consider a visit to The Metropolis, a unique venue that transports you to the coolest destinations worldwide. With an innovative 20-meter floor-to-ceiling video wall showcasing dramatic cityscapes, you can sip your favourite apéritif while gazing 'out' upon Paris, New York, or Sydney, immersing yourself in the excitement of these iconic locales.
Lanzarote captivates with its uniquely alien and consistently breathtaking natural beauty. The landscape, shaped by volcanoes and lava fields, features rocks with improbable formations perched on balanced outposts, while black sand beaches compete for attention against traditional palm-lined coasts. As a UNESCO Geopark, the island mesmerizes all who visit its volcanic shores.
Today marks our arrival in Gran Canaria, the most densely populated and arguably the most naturally diverse of the Canary Islands. Experience a glimpse of the island's natural beauty as we approach, culminating in our docking at the Santa Catalina cruise terminal.
This terminal not only provides excellent access to the island's vibrant capital, Las Palmas, but is also conveniently located just 100 meters from Muelle, a popular local shopping complex. For those inclined towards the city centre, explore Vegueta, the trendy old quarter of Las Palmas. If the beach beckons, Playa de las Canteras is easily within reach.
Today, your cruise brings you to the largest of the Canary Islands. Tenerife welcomes you with one of the world's most diverse landscapes—verdant valleys, lush plantations, glorious beaches, expansive pinewoods, and the otherworldly terrain of Mount Teide National Park. Santa Cruz, Tenerife's cruise port, has evolved from a fishing village into a splendid city, boasting sophisticated bars, diverse restaurants, eclectic shops, fine architecture, and captivating museums. Immerse yourself in the multifaceted allure of Tenerife, where every moment promises a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.
La Palma, known as 'the fair isle' in the Canary Islands, earns this title with its stunning landscape, a captivating blend of lush forests, deep valleys, and beautiful beaches. The harbour of Santa Cruz, among the prettiest in the archipelago, invites easy exploration on foot. Enhance your La Palma cruise experience by leisurely strolling along the Avenida Maritime promenade, leading to the charming old quarter surrounding Plaza de España. Immerse yourself in history at the 16th-century fountain and town hall, marvel at the magnificent Renaissance church, and indulge in local delights at the handicrafts market, offering distinctive pottery and flavourful snacks. La Palma beckons with a wealth of natural and cultural treasures awaiting your discovery.
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 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. Cruises to Madeira offer a delightful array of experiences that shouldn't be missed.
After five days on shore, we're sure you're looking forward to a relaxing day. Why not visit one of the many pools on board? One comes complete with a lift, ensuring everyone can enjoy the waters. Please note that sometimes this needs to be pre-booked. If you're keen on taking a dip, speak with the Limitless Team and on-board staff early to confirm everything and avoid disappointment.
Today, you get another day to enjoy your floating home as we start to head back to cooler waters. With numerous dining options on board, you might feel spoiled for choice, especially with many restaurants included in your fare. However, don't neglect the specialty dining options on board if you feel like treating yourself.
On your last full day on board, be sure to share your memories and stories with your fellow Limitless passengers. Revisit your favourite venues or try something new before you depart. With so many attractions on board, there's still plenty you haven't experienced yet, including a library and art gallery! In the evening, sit, laugh, sing, and savour your final night before arriving in Southampton in the morning.
After your final breakfast, we'll assist you with check-out. Ventura's crew will handle your bags, and our care team will be there to assist you. 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!