So you have decided…you deserve a January sun holiday. It’s going to be a Christmas gift to yourself and your other half, your sister, your BF – maybe even your mother – whoever will go with you!
But you are at a crossroads. You aren’t sure whether you want to go on a cruise, or spend your days sunning yourself on a majestic beach surrounded by white sand and clear blue waters. Well there is no need to worry your little head anymore, because here at Abbey Travel we are delighted to offer you a Cruise and Stay holiday option.
Cruise and stay holidays: what are they?
Cruise and stay holidays do exactly what they say on the tin. One way of looking at them is that you get two holidays rolled into one – a sun holiday and a cruise holiday in two perfect weeks. You get the best of both worlds – you spend a week in a gorgeous four star hotel, with the opportunity to soak up the sea, sun and sand in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Then another week cruising on high seas à la Captain Cooke...only you don’t need to worry about important things like navigation! You can relax and lap up the luxurious surrounds of the MSC Armonia.
Week 1: The Resort of San Agustin, Gran Canaria
The first week of your winter holiday in the sun (we’re talking a pleasant 20-25°) will be spent in the fabulous four star Blue Bay Beach Club in the ever-popular resort of San Agustin, Gran Canaria (you can check them out on Trip Advisor here
). If you enjoy walking, then you will love the setting of this hotel. The surroundings are lined with lush tropical flora and luxurious villas which run along the beach, linking the Playa de las Burras further east with the point where the natural park of the Maspalomas dunes begins.
If walking is not up your street, and if you are more of a beach person, you will be happy to know that the hotel looks out onto the paradisiacal beach of the exclusive private estate, Bahía Feliz. The hotel is also home to a beautiful lagoon-shaped pool, hot tub, hotel gym, and sauna. Furthermore, Maspalomas Beach is 10 km from the hotel providing opportunity for water sports such as windsurfing, surfing and diving.
Week 2: The MSC Armonia, The Itinerary
The Italianesque MSC Armonia is a sociable ship that promises a great time in luxurious surrounds. Whether you are there with friends, family or a loved one, you are guaranteed to enjoy sunbathing and swimming, indulgence in fine Italian and international cuisine, making up for that unavoidable overindulgence in the on-board gym, relaxation at the Armonia Spa, and dancing the night away at Starlight Disco.
The MSC Armonia offers a jam-packed 7-day schedule. Starting in Las Palmas, you will stop in S. Sebastian De La Gomera, Funchal, Santa Cruz De La Palma and Santa Cruz De Tenerife, before returning to Las Palmas. Our team here at Abbey Travel will gladly help you organise activities at each of these ports.
Looking for the best Christmas gift and January holiday ever?
If you fancy a great January holiday, pick up the phone today and give our Cruise and Stay experts a call on 01 8047150.
For more information on this great package, check out our dedicated Cruise and Stay