Madeira, Lisbon & the Canary Islands

Departs Southampton  •  06th January 2018  •  14 nights
Balmoral  •  L1801  •  Please call for latest pricing & availability
Commerce Square, Lisbon, Portugal
Commerce Square, Lisbon, Portugal

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The cold, gloomy weather back home will be a distant memory on this wonderful winter escape. Spending an unforgettable fortnight aboard Balmoral, you’ll bask in the soothing warmth of sun-kissed islands and discover a smorgasbord of astounding attractions – a stunning way to kick-off the New Year.

With its rich, colourful flora and barren volcanic landscapes, Madeira begs to be explored, so make the most of your overnight stay in Funchal to wander the unique levada walking trails and be spellbound by the incredible scenery; admire the many enchanting gardens at your leisure; or perhaps journey to the Cabo Girão cliff for unspoilt sea views. Whatever you choose to do, your two days here will be the perfect start to this island hopping adventure. Then in the Canaries you’ll take in the diverse culture, fascinating history and untouched natural beauty of four spectacular islands on four consecutive days.

Discover an abundance of highlights, from verdant forests to the soaring San Antonio Volcano, on tours from Santa Cruz de La Palma and you’ll quickly understand why La Palma is affectionately known as ‘The Pretty Island’; then cruise to the popular island of Tenerife for the chance to climb Mount Teide, uncover the secrets of the Pyramids of Güímar, and delight at the array of museums, elegant parks and pretty squares found within the capital, Santa Cruz. You can make the most of Gran Canaria’s renowned tropical climate on the oasis-like dunes of Maspalomas, or visit the charming towns of Teror and Arucas during a day in Las Palmas; while in Arrecife the unmissable attractions of Lanzarote await discovery, such as the lunar-like landscapes of Timanfaya National Park, the magnificent Fire Mountains and the beautiful saltwater lagoon of Jameos Del Agua Cave. Before sailing back to the UK, you’ll also divert to Portugal for a call into the culture-rich, attraction-packed capital, Lisbon.  

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Madeira, Lisbon & the Canary Islands
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
January 2018
Sat 06
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Wed 10
Early PM
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, 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.

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Thu 11
Late PM
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, 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.

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Fri 12
Early AM
Late PM
Santa Cruz, La Palma
Santa Cruz, La Palma

Santa Cruz, La Palma

Santa Cruz is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in the entire archipelago.

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NORTH OF THE ISLAND (TOUR A)

Santa Cruz, La Palma must do

NORTH OF THE ISLAND (TOUR A)

  • Marvel at La Palma’s stunning and varied landscapes
  • Discover the spectacular and unique laurel forest 
  • Learn how rum is produced, before enjoying a sample! 
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Sat 13
Early AM
Late Night
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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.

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PYRAMIDS OF GUIMAR & SECRET GARDEN (TOUR EXC)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife must do

PYRAMIDS OF GUIMAR & SECRET GARDEN (TOUR EXC)

  • Admire the stepped structures, known as the Pyramids of Güímar
  • Marvel at some of the most dangerous plants in the world
  • Discover theories around the origins of these mystical structures 
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Sun 14
Early AM
Late PM
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las 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.

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PALMITOS PARK (TOUR J)

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria must do

PALMITOS PARK (TOUR J)

  • 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
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Mon 15
Early AM
Early PM
Arrecife, Lanzarote
Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife is the gateway to the island of Lanzarote.

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THE FIRE MOUNTAINS (TOUR A)

Arrecife, Lanzarote must do

THE FIRE MOUNTAINS (TOUR A)

  • Discover the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park
  • Enjoy an optional camel ride 
  • View the salt flats of Janubio
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Wed 17
Early AM
Late PM
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, 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!

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Sat 20
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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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 14/12/2017.
Please contact our Reservations Team for live availability and prices.
Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.

What's Included

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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