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Holiday Overview

Whether you’re looking for a sun-soaked getaway or you want to learn a little more about Spain and Portugal’s west coast, our disabled friendly cruise is the perfect opportunity to experience some of Iberia’s holiday hotspots. Departing from Southampton, you’ll travel south aboard P&O’s world-class Ventura cruise ship, enjoying all of the onboard facilities as you go. 

Your first stop is Vigo, a historic Galician town with a deep connection to the ocean. Home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet and, naturally, some of the best seafood in Spain, it’s a paradise for tapas lovers and boasts an impressive array of top-notch restaurants. Next, you’ll sail on to Lisbon, Portugal’s enthralling capital. Staggeringly beautiful, undeniably charming and one of the trendiest cities in Europe, you’re sure to fall in love with this colourful metropolis. Finally, the Ventura will dock in Leixoes, an important port just a few kilometres north of Porto. There, you can choose to explore the town’s bustling cafes and shopping district or join a P&O tour of Porto. 

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, your cabin is fully accessible, as are the vast majority of the Ventura's other facilities. With several restaurants, swimming pools, entertainment venues, a steam room and sauna and a large cinema, there’s plenty to enjoy when you spend the day at sea. If you would like more information about accessibility aboard the Ventura, we recommend getting in touch with one of the Limitless Travel Advisors on 0800 711 7232

The Holiday

  • Visit the bustling port city of Vigo and sample some of Spain’s finest seafood, wander the romantic streets of Lisbon and choose between taking it easy in charming Leixoes or touring the historic city of Porto.
  • Home-pick up included (first 125 miles) taking you straight to Southampton
  • The Ventura is equipped with a cinema, several restaurants, an art gallery and library, a swimming pool, a steam room and sauna, and an incredible array of entertainment options.
  • Seven nights in a full-board, accessible cabin on P&O’s Ventura cruise ship
  • Full-board cruising including breakfast in the cabin, pool-side snacks & fine dining in the main restaurant 
  • 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
  • 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

Cruise

Day 1 - Southampton, UK

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Your adventure begins! Home-pick up (within the first 125 miles), or pick up at Southampton Central or Airport, or free parking included. From here, we’ll make our way to Southampton’s cruise terminal to board P&O's world-class Ventura cruise ship. The Ventura is designed to offer all the features and facilities of a classic cruise liner but with a more intimate feel.

 When boarding the Ventura, the Limitless team will help get your bags to check-in, after which the crew will take them directly to your accessible cabin. You’ll also benefit from Priority Boarding, so you’ll be exploring the ship before you know it!

 Included: full board on the ship

Day 2 - Day at Sea
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Day 2 - Day at Sea

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Today, we’ll head towards the Iberian Peninsula, taking in the spectacular sea views as we go and making the most of the ship’s impressive facilities. Whether you want to catch a film at the cinema, book yourself in for a Broadway-style show, relax by the pool or sing your heart out at karaoke, the Ventura boasts everything you need for a fantastically entertaining day at sea.

 Included: Full Board

Vigo
Vigo

Day 3 - Vigo, Spain

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Bienvenidos a España! The fascinating town of Vigo is your first port of call. A historic maritime settlement that boasts some beautiful neoclassical architecture, Vigo is also home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet. It’s a cool and atmospheric town, where brilliant tapas bars, charming cafes and fantastic restaurants abound.

 Your cruise ship will dock only a few minutes from the palm-lined streets of Vigo’s town centre and our carers will assist you when you disembark the ship and head out to experience your first taste of Spain. We recommend sampling some of the local seafood - it doesn’t get much fresher than this.

Included: Full Board

Lisbon
Lisbon

Day 4 - Lisbon, Portugal

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Your second stop is the postcard-perfect city of Lisbon. Capital of Portugal and one of the hottest destinations in Europe, it’s a beautiful city that boasts some of the most picturesque streets, squares and sights on the continent. As we’re arriving, we’ll cruise past the Belem Tower, the Cristo Rei and under the city’s impressive suspension bridge.

The Limitless Team will be on hand to help you disembark and explore the Portuguese capital. Make sure you try a traditional Portuguese custard tart and soak up the relaxed atmosphere - Lisbon is a Limitless favourite and we’re sure you’ll have a brilliant day.

 Included: Full Board

Cruise, Customer, Porto

Day 5 - Porto (Leixoes) Portugal

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It’s an interesting destination in its own right, with a unique seafaring heritage, plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to discover and a laid back feel.

However, if you would rather visit the cutting-edge architecture and winding alleyways of Porto, you can upgrade onto an escorted tour of the city. While the tour is organised and provided by P&O, our carers can join you and provide support and assistance along the way.

Included: Full Board

Cruise Lady
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Day 6 - Day at Sea

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On Day Six, we’ll start making our way north, back towards Southampton. It’s another excellent opportunity to enjoy the Ventura's onboard facilities - whether that means dining in one of the ship’s seven restaurants, checking out a cabaret performance or relaxing on the deck with a cocktail in hand. As always, our team will be available throughout the day to help and support you.

Included: Full Board

Guernsey St Peter's Port
Guernsey

Day 7 - St Peters Port, Guernsey

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On the penultimate day of your holiday, the Ventura will stop off at St Peter Port in Guernsey. However, as the only way to head ashore is via the ship’s smaller tenders, it’s not always possible for Limitless guests to disembark.

 Fortunately, Guernsey’s famous tax benefits extend to the Ventura, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get in some last-minute shopping and pick up a few reduced VAT items. You’ll also be able to enjoy an emptier ship and participate in activities hosted by either the P&O crew or our own Limitless Team.

Included: Full Board

* Please note - 31st March 24 Escorted Portugal & Spain Cruise, the Guernsey's port will alternatively port at Cherbourg, France. Further details to this port can be discussed with the Limitless Cruise Team.

Ventura

Day 8 - Disembark, Southampton UK

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After your last breakfast, we’ll help you check-out. Your bags will be taken down by the Ventura'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 Ventura

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.

Transport:

Door-to-Door Transfer Service

Cruise

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.

Portugal & Spain Cruise - FAQ's

What is the best time of year to embark on a Portugal and Spain cruise?

For several compelling reasons, summer is the optimal time to embark on a cruise to Portugal and Spain. 

During the summer, Portugal and Spain experience warm temperatures and clear skies, creating perfect conditions for exploring coastal towns, lounging on beaches, and participating in outdoor activities.

With longer daylight hours in the summer, you'll have ample time to explore each port of call and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural attractions.

Which ports are usually included in a Portugal and Spain cruise itinerary?

On our cruises, you can expect to see some of the most beautiful ports in the region. We stop at Vigo, a Galician town home to gastronomical delights, Portugal’s bustling and iconic capital, Lisbon, and Leixoes, a port close to the stunning sights of Porto where you can roam through winding cobbled streets or stop and watch the world go by in a vibrant cafe.

What are some must-see attractions in Portugal and Spain during a cruise?

Our Portugal and Spain cruise offers some of the best experiences the area has to offer. Passengers can spend hours taking in the elegant neoclassical architecture of Vigo or soaking up the history of the area, which is home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet. The area also boasts a lively cafe culture, with plenty of places to eat and sample the highly recommended local seafood. 

Lisbon is home to some of Portugal’s most impressive landmarks, and our disabled-friendly cruise gives passengers the opportunity to see Cristo Rei and Belem Tower in person. Passengers can wander through Alfama, the eldest part of the city, to discover viewpoints with breathtaking panoramic views or hop on the trams to take a whistle-stop tour of Lisbon’s most scenic neighbourhoods. 

Not to be outdone, the winding streets of Porto offer plenty of delights, from stunning scenery and picture-perfect moments to impressive local eats, plenty of wine, and a unique atmosphere. Porto is also home to Lello & Irmão, a bookstore famous the world over for its neo-gothic facade and eye-popping interior, designed by Xavier Esteves.

What type of clothing should I pack for a Portugal and Spain cruise?

Before you go on any holiday, it’s essential to take a look at the weather forecast to get an idea of what you can expect. However, given the season, it's advisable to pack a variety of clothing suitable for warm weather, including dresses and shorts. It’s also wise to think about the types of activities you want to partake in during your Portugal and Spain cruise. 

If you hope to attend formal dinners or events, don’t forget to pack black tie outfits. It’s also worth checking ahead at any venues you might want to visit to see if there is a dress code. 

Most importantly, cruise holidays should be about enjoying yourself – so remember to pack clothing that you feel comfortable in, regardless of the scenario.

Are there any language barriers to consider during the cruise?

English is widely spoken in tourist areas throughout Portugal and Spain, alleviating language barriers for most passengers. However, learning a few basic phrases in Portuguese and Spanish can enhance your travel experience and make your holiday even more enjoyable.

What currency is used in Portugal and Spain, and can I use credit cards?

Both Portugal and Spain utilise the Euro (EUR) as their official currency. Major credit cards are widely accepted in most establishments, though it's recommended to carry some cash for smaller purchases and transactions.

What types of shore excursions are available during the cruise?

P&O offers escorted tours of Porto for those who don’t want to miss a thing. The Limitless Team is on hand to help if you need help arranging shore excursions or require further information. We also offer a 'potter around the port service' where our team will help you safely disembark the ship to see the local sights around each port.

Are gratuities included in the cruise fare?

There is no tipping required on board.

What health and safety precautions should I be aware of during the cruise?

Passengers should adhere to health and safety guidelines provided by the cruise line and local authorities, which may include:

  • Regular hand-washing with soap and water or hand sanitiser..
  • Following any onboard health protocols and instructions from crew members.
  • Participating in health screenings and temperature checks as required.
  • Reporting any symptoms of illness or exposure to illness promptly to onboard medical staff.
  • Practising respiratory etiquette by covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow.
  • Adhering to enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures implemented onboard.
  • Familiarising oneself with emergency procedures and safety protocols outlined by the cruise line.
  • Staying informed about any travel advisories or regulations related to health and safety while on the cruise.

Dates and Prices

Start Date Days Price From Solo Traveller Price*
13th July 2024 8 Was £3,449 Now from £3149 Was £4,799 Now from £4499
* Solo spaces are limited.

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