Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth

5th Jan 2022 14 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2201
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person

After the hectic festive period, relax and settle into the New Year indulging in the comfort and classic style of small ship Balmoral, and the sunshine, scenery and soothing warmth of beautiful Atlantic Ocean islands, on this rejuvenating escape from the UK’s cold and wet winter gloom.  

As you journey south, a stop at Lisbon to discover the Portuguese capital’s engrossing architectural and cultural attractions will whet your appetite before visiting the first of five gorgeous Macaronesian gems on your itinerary, Madeira. Docking close to the heart of Funchal brings highlights – such as floral scenes of the fragrant Monte Palace Tropical Garden, accessed by cable car from the island’s capital – within easy reach. Take your exploration beyond Funchal though and lush landscapes and incredible vistas, discovered via unique walking trails, await you.

A fabulous four-days of island-hopping in the Canaries is your chance to experience the very best of this sun-soaked archipelago. During your Canarian adventure, you could uncover the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar; ride a cable car up mighty Mount Teide for astonishing views; or simply unwind on glorious beaches in Tenerife, while Lanzarote is a land of natural wonders for you to explore. Trail Timanfaya National Park’s surreal, lunar-like landscapes to see fascinating rock formations; or perhaps marvel at the Jameos del Agua caves’ remarkable exhibit of geology and architectural design. For glorious warmth and opportunities to unwind on the oasis-like sands of Maspalomas Beach, or enjoy a gentle stroll around the charming towns of Puerto de Mogán and Santa Brígida, a call at Gran Canaria is sure to be a highlight of your time away from it all.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is 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.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.