Singles Christmas & New Year, Cape Verde, Canaries & Madeira Cruise

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Holiday rating: 8.7 Excellent based on 27rating
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£2999

Singles Christmas & New Year, Cape Verde, Canaries & Madeira Cruise

Celebrate the festive season in style

Look forward to this fabulous Christmas & New Year cruise voyaging south to the warmer climes of remote Cape Verde, the ever popular Canary Islands and Madeira, the ‘floating garden in the Atlantic’. Five contrasting islands are included in this truly wonderful itinerary, offering a variety of picturesque landscapes and new experiences to savour. En route, there is also the opportunity to explore three historic cities.

MAGELLAN SHIP ****

Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive CMV livery is an impressive ship. She will accommodate about 1250 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly British cruise experience. Magellan is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts. Magellan is an extremely comfortable ocean cruise ship with a wide range of public areas and deck spaces in which to relax.

Standard Inner Cabin

After a busy day sightseeing ashore, indulging in delicious gourmet cuisine and enjoying the activities on board, it is your cabin that should be the perfect place to unwind. In your standard cabin located on the Atlantic Deck on level 6, you will enjoy a high degree of comfort and service. These are air conditioned cabins with private en-suite facilities with shower and wardrobe. All standard inner cabins are equipped with flat screen TV, hair dryer and personal safe.

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Your superior ocean view cabin is located on main deck on level 6 with ocean view. Facilities on board Magellan’s wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants offering two sitting dining or the more informal Raffles Bistro. There are comfortable lounge areas throughout including the two-tier theatre style Magellan Show Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities. Out on deck, there are two swimming pools, three whirlpools and expansive deck areas.

Gratuities

According to international custom in the hospitality industry, tipping is accepted as the standard recognition of good service. For your greater convenience an automatic tipping system is operated aboard Magellan, so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £5.00 per person per night will be debited to your on board account daily throughout the cruise.

On Board Payments

All prices on board Magellan is quoted in Sterling pound. A cashless system is in operation for all your on board purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise and you sign a debit when purchasing goods and services on board. This is charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by Travellers’ Cheques, which incur a 3% transaction fee, or by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards, and of course, cash. It is not possible to use personal cheques to settle on board accounts. The Reception staff also offer a facility to purchase small amounts of certain foreign currencies for use in some of the ports of call.

Extras not included

The following extras are not included: travel insurance; travel joining costs to the port of embarkation (except for fly-cruises where specified); optional shore excursions; port parking; on board expenditure of a personal nature i.e. drinks, gifts, shopping, laundry, communications etc; any visa & health certificate charges that may apply; and crew gratuities which will be automatically billed to your on board account.

ITINERARY

 

 

DATE

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

17/12/17

London Tilbury (United Kingdom)

-

1600

18/12/17

Amsterdam (Netherlands)

0900

1700

19/12/17

At Sea

-

-

20/12/17

At Sea

-

-

21/12/17

Vigo (Spain)

0700

1600

22/12/17

Lisbon (Portugal)

0800

1400

23/12/17

At Sea

-

-

24/12/17

At Sea

-

-

25/12/17

Christmas Day At Sea

-

-

26/12/17

Porto Grande, Mindelo (Cape Verde Islands)

1300

2000

27/12/17

Praia Santiago (Cape Verde Islands)

0900

2000

28/12/17

At Sea

-

-

29/12/17

At Sea

-

-

30/12/17

Santa Cruz deTenerife, Tenerife (Spain)

0800

2400

31/12/17

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain)

0800

2300

01/01/18

Arrecife, Lanzarote (Spain)

0800

1400

02/01/18

Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)

1000

1700

03/01/18

At Sea

-

-

04/01/18

Leixões (Portugal)

1200

1900

05/01/18

At Sea

-

-

06/01/18

At Sea

-

-

07/01/18

London Tilbury (United Kingdom)

0800

-

 

Dates & Prices

Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £100 Smart Price Discount

  • Stay 21 nights on board on CMV Magellan ****
  • Departure from London Tilbury
  • Your own single occupancy en-suite standard Inside Cabin
  • Full Board - All Meals Included
  • Entertainment on board
  • Captains cocktail night
  • All Taxes & Surcharges
  • Coordinated site-seeing and activities (Optional Extra)
  • Services of a Host on board
  • Icebreaker get together
  • Club Solitair membership
  • Great times with other singles in your age group!

Price & Itinerary may be subject to change

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  • Currency - Euro (EUR)
  • Visa - British nationals are entitled to a maximum stay of 90 days without a visa
  • Electricity - 220 or 225 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard
  • Time Difference - There is no time difference
  • Best time to Travel - Year Around
  • Languages spoken - Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists
FAQ

Frequently asked Questions

Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller

Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.

Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!

Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.

Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.

What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.


·      29 – 49 years of age
·      30 – 59 years of age
·      50 + up to 89 years of age

What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.

What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.

How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.

Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.

First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.

I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common. 

Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.

When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.

Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.

How can I book a holiday?

You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
·      acknowledge receipt by e-mail
·      send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
·      Simply book on-line.

If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010

By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.

What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.

How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays  anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.

How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.


When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.

What payment methods do you accept?
Payment can be made by debit or credit card when you book. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Switch, and Delta.
Please note a 2% handling fee will be charged on MasterCard, Visa and 3% on Amex.  All Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit,  Solo, Electron cards are subject to no surcharge.
Please note a minimum card charge of £5 is applicable on all credit card payments for the amount of £1 to £250.


If I have a special request?

If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms.  Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays.  All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.


Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.

Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.

When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
 
Booking Information
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.

Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.


Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.

Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.

What is Share & Save option 
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.

Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.

Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.

Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.

When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.

Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.

If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.

Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.

 

Need Help

If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.

Phone - 0844 414 4010

Email - Sales@solitairhols.com