22 March 2019, 12:20

Health, fitness and the great outdoors

Health, fitness and the great outdoors: Canary Island Paradise-DST Canary Islands EXT 24542

Two winter sun cruises packed with feel-good adventures from life-changing fitness programmes to floral delights

Saga Sapphire’s two winter sun cruises to the Canary Islands are crammed with active feel-good adventures. Choose from kick-starting a healthier lifestyle to exploring the great outdoors and fabulous tropical gardens.

The Volcanic Isles November 24, 2019

Kick-start a healthier way of living with a lifestyle coach during Saga Sapphire’s all-inclusive sailing to Morocco, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Portugal. Mr Motivator himself will also be joining this cruise…famed for his appearances on breakfast TV in the 90’s and his memorable persona wearing his trademark bright coloured unitards. More recently he has been providing mass workouts for many charities, schools and his unique way of exercising has meant that he is in great demand!
Further opportunities to exercise body and mind include hikes through ancient laurel forests and barren lava fields to beaches of black volcanic sands.

There’s a pedometer challenge, too, but it’s not all hard work – guests can treat themselves to private wine-tasting and lunch at a family winery in Madeira and explore Funchal’s colourful food and flower markets or opt for an overnight hotel stay in Marrakech, Morocco.

Canary Island Paradise February 7, 2020

A garden expert is on board Saga Sapphire’s 14-night sailing and garden-loving guests can immerse themselves in tropical floral delights during a series of garden and park visits, including Palheiro Gardens, laid out in the 18th century and now owned by the Madeira wine-producing Blandy family.
On Tenerife, visit the wonderful Orchid Garden with its fascinating history and links to Agatha Christie, Alexander Humbolt and the botanical artist Marianne North.

Saga Sapphire also calls in to Lanzarote to see conservationist and artist César Manrique’s Cactus Garden and former live-in studio which he created around five volcanic lava bubbles.

Further ports of calls include the Andalusian city of Cadiz and Portugal’s capital Lisbon.

For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30.


15-night The Volcanic Isles cruise from £1,979 per person departing from Southampton on November 24, 2019 features all-inclusive drinks (a choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, house-branded spirits and soft drinks). 

14-night Canary Island Paradise cruise from £2,182 per person departing Southampton on February 7, 2020.

Both cruises includes a chauffeur service up to 250 miles to and from Southampton, all meals and entertainment, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party and unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues), free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

Volcanic Isles price is based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee cabin where guests receive their cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. 

Canary Island Paradise price is based on two people sharing the lowest available Inside cabin grade and includes any relevant booking discount.

Fares were correct at the time of sending and are subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.'


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Alex Brazier


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