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Deluxe Cruises – Seabourn: Escape winter blues with new Canary Islands and Mediterranean cruises for 2022

Seabourn cruises offer guests the chance to escape to the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean in winter 2022. The ultra-luxury cruise line offers roundtrips from Lisbon for stunning 10 and 11-night itineraries.

eabourn is giving guests something to look forward to this winter, with Seabourn Encore offering an exciting series of new Canary Islands and Mediterranean itineraries, starting in February 2022.

These winter sunshine itineraries give you the opportunity to check out must-see UNESCO world heritage sites, thanks to Seabourn being the official cruise partner of the UN agency, as well as being able to absorb countless cultural and leisure experiences.

In April, Seabourn Encore will set sail on a 15-day Mediterranean and Greek Islands cruise. Guests will depart from Lisbon and arrive in Athens before the ship commences her summer programme.

Talented lyricist and author, Sir Tim Rice, will make an appearance onboard Seabourn Encore’s first return to service on 19 February 2022. Sir Tim will share his career highlights and stories live on stage alongside Seabourn singers and dancers.

What features are onboard Seabourn Encore?

Explore further with Seabourn Encore, which features 300 all-veranda suites. Seabourn Encore’s smaller size means you can slip into picturesque ports and hidden harbours. Moreover, dine in elegance with select menus onboard created under the guidance of chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller, and enjoy bistro-style dining and breakfasts al-fresco at the Patio.

Suites onboard typically include a spacious living area, queen-sized bed, walk-in wardrobe, interactive flat-screen television and fully stocked bar and refrigerator, the perfect base for your cruise adventure.

Onboard amenities include an extensive fitness centre, spa and wellness centre as well as the observation bar featuring stunning panoramic views.

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are known for being a tropical escape for both sun-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

The group of islands comprise of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote, La Gomera, Fuerteventura, El Hierro and La Graciosa. All of which display amazing sights of nature, with authenticity remaining at the core of even the most built-up areas.

Gran Canaria

Famous for its picturesque beaches, Gran Canaria features Playa de las Canteras, over two miles of shoreline with peaceful aquamarine waters, and a stunning promenade as well as Playa de Maspalomas with scenic sand dunes and a 19th-century lighthouse.

Soak up the sun with Gran Canaria’s warm climate while relaxing on one of its stunning beaches, also ensure that you explore the culturally rich villages scattered across the island, such as Agaete and Teror.

For nature lovers, visit the botanic gardens, located in Tafira, very close to the capital, and immediately dive into the nature that Gran Canaria has to offer.

Gran Canaria is also a great shopping destination, with Sunday markets in Teror. It’s a duty-free island, so ensure you stock up on your favourites.

Tenerife

Tenerife features awe-inspiring landscapes, such as Parque del Teide, the biggest national park across the Canary Islands.

This contains the breathtaking Teide volcano, rising 12,200 feet high and boasting 20 different hiking trails. The trails take you on a journey to otherworldly rock formations and colourful lava deposits.

Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales swimming in the waters on the coast to tick off your animal-spotting bucket list.

To absorb the local culture and atmosphere, ensure you head to Santa Cruz Tenerife to chat with locals to learn even more about this amazing island. The Auditorio de Tenerife regularly features concerts and operas, at which you can sit back and be entertained by the local cultudre.