Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

22nd Dec 2020 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2033
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £2,149 per person
Fireworks in Funchal , Maderia Fireworks in Funchal , Maderia
FROM ONLY £2,149 per person

Escape to sunnier climes for a magical and memorable festive season on this very special cruise. Enjoy Christmas with all the trimmings on board Black Watch and a festive fiesta in southern Spain, see out 2020 in the gorgeous Canaries, and celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style in Madeira, all before starting 2021 with visits to two attraction-packed Portuguese cities.

The festivities on board your smaller ship will be in full swing from the moment you embark, however the excitement will really kick into high gear as you sail south. [ReadMoreMob]Spending Christmas at sea will be an experience to remember: Black Watch’s friendly, attentive staff will take care of everything as you indulge with a feast of festivity, fun and food in the company of friends, loved ones and fellow guests. Boxing Day will be memorable too, your chance to relax and enjoy a day of leisurely exploration among the ancient architecture and monuments of Cádiz, before heading to the Canaries as the year draws to a close. You’ll have the chance to sample a taste of the authentic Canarian lifestyle in pretty Puerto del Rosario on the island of Fuerteventura, with its tapas bars and cafés, beautiful surrounding landscapes and inviting golden beaches. Some of the Canaries’ very best beaches also await your discovery in Gran Canaria, with Las Palmas serving as your gateway to the oasis-like dunes of Maspalomas. Picturesque Puerto de Mogán and the charming towns of Teror and Arucas are well worth a visit too. [ReadMoreDesk]

Your Canary Island-hopping adventures continue in Tenerife, the largest island in the archipelago. Santa Cruz is the starting point for discovering Tenerife’s many highlights: perhaps tour to mighty Mount Teide, to revel in the sheer scale and beauty of Spain’s highest peak; or unravel the mysteries of the Pyramids of Güímar. Or you could simply unwind and indulge in the soothing warmth at the beach. The excitement is then sure to build as you head to Madeira, for an unforgettable end to 2020. Arriving in Funchal on New Year’s Eve, you can take the day to explore the unique levada walking trails or resplendent botanical gardens; or perhaps visit the Cabo Girão sea cliff for stunning Atlantic Ocean views. By evening, it’s back on board Black Watch for a fantastic night of celebration, culminating with the chance to watch one of the world’s largest New Year’s firework displays from the decks of your ship. Finally, you’ll kick-off 2021 with the iconic landmarks and traditional flavours of two fascinating cities. Enjoy a day in Lisbon, to delve into the city’s rich maritime history and perhaps enjoy an authentic taste of Portugal with quintessential egg custard tarts; and take the opportunity to tour from the port of Leixoes to Oporto, renowned for its world-famous port wine cellars, mix of baroque and neo-classical architecture, and postcard-perfect riverscapes.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.