Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks
Balmoral • L1728 • Prices from £2,699.00 (cruise only)
A call into the Galician gem of La Coruna – from where you can join a tour to the magnificent UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela Cathedral – is followed by a memorable Christmas at sea. Forget about the usual stress and strain of a busy Christmas Eve back home as Fred. takes care of everything for you; then enjoy festive food and fun on the big day with your friends, loved ones and fellow guests as the ship glides towards the Canaries. On Boxing Day Balmoral will dock in Arrecife, the perfect place to recover from two days of indulgence on board. Soak up the sunshine on the soft sands of Playa del Reducto – located just off of Fred. Olsen avenue; or perhaps embark on a ‘moonscape trek’ through the lunar-like landscapes of Timanfaya National Park and see the incredible Fire Mountains.
In Las Palmas, continue your relaxation on the gorgeous golden dunes of Maspalomas Beach, basking in Gran Canaria’s renowned year-round warmth; or appreciate the fantastic Renaissance, Gothic and Neo-Classical style architecture of the delightful Veguta district. You’ll then have the chance to climb Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – or visit the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar on tours from Santa Cruz de Tenerife; and sample local cuisine and culture at Calle Real in Santa Cruz de La Palma before sailing to magnificent Madeira. Stopping overnight in Funchal, discover an abundance of highlights such as the floral levada walking trails and the Cabo Girão sea cliff; then watch one of the world’s largest New Year’s firework displays from the decks of Balmoral – a simply unforgettable way to welcome 2018. Before sailing home, start the New Year in style with an overnight stay in Portugal’s culture-rich, attraction-packed capital, Lisbon.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationDecember 2017Thu 21Late PMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 23Early PMLate PMLa Coruna, SpainTue 26Early AMLate PMArrecife, LanzaroteWed 27Early AMLate NightLas Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Benefitting from Gran Canaria's gorgeous climate and year-round warmth, Las Palmas is one of the Canary Island's most popular destinations, attracting thousands of sun-seekers every year who visit the island to relax on the abundance of golden-sand beaches and immerse themselves in the diverse range of cultures.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria must do
Thu 28Early AMLate NightSanta Cruz de Tenerife
- Visit one of Gran Canaria’s most popular attractions
- Experience the exciting world of Palmitos Park, with ample free time to discover its many highlights
- Observe the park’s many fascinating creatures and take the opportunity to enjoy a walk around the botanical gardens
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife’s wonderful climate and resorts have been attracting tourism for decades and rightly so. Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is a must.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 29Early AMLate PMSanta Cruz, La PalmaSat 30Early PMFunchal, Madeira
Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 31Late NightFunchal, Madeira
Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.Read more about this port and its shore tours >January 2018Tue 02Early PMLisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 03Late PMLisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 06Early AMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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Pricing / Rooms
Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 12:20 23/08/2017.
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Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.
Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:
- Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
- Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
- Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
- Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
- All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
- Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
- On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
- A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
- Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.
On Our Ship
Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1350 guests – yet is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you. Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.
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