The volcanic isles in the Atlantic delight with their varied landscapes, enticing beaches and year-round sunshine.
While belonging to Spain and Portugal, these Atlantic Isles all have their own distinct identities. This has much to do with amazingly diverse landscapes, reflected in local history, crafts and cuisine.
Where we sail.
Historic, mysterious and romantic, the Spanish city of Cadiz is unlike any other. Founded in about 1100 BC, it is generally accepted as the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in today’s Europe.
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
The Azores rise from the Atlantic Ocean, 900 miles from the Portuguese coast. The largest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada is on Sao Miguel and is named after the volcanic lands it sits proudly upon.
Southampton, England, UK
The ideal start or ending point for a memorable voyage, the United Kingdom's premier passenger port and sprawling South Coast city, Southampton, was home to iconic transatlantic liners of yesteryear.
Praia da Vitoria, Azores, Portugal
Around 850 miles west of Portugal, the Azores are an archipelago of nine Portuguese-speaking islands scattered across the Atlantic waters, known for their dramatic and verdant landscapes.
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
As you’ll see, Madeira’s reputation as the “Garden Island” is well-founded. It’s swathed in lush greenery and bears all manner of tropical fruits. The region is famous for its delicious Madeira wine.
An important fishing and commercial port, Vigo’s old town features shaded squares and cobbled streets that make for a pleasant wander and exploration, and perhaps some excellent seafood from the menu.