Canaries Christmas & New Year

21st Dec 2021 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2129
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
Famous firework in Funchal, Madeira Famous Fireworks in Funchal Madeira
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person

Escape to sunnier climes for a magical and memorable festive season on this very special cruise. Enjoy a relaxed, stress-free build up to the ‘big day’ before celebrating Christmas in the sunshine; see out 2021 hopping between gorgeous Canary Islands; and see in the New Year in style in Madeira, all on one unforgettable holiday.

The festivities on board Borealis will be in full swing from the moment you embark, and three days at sea will allow time settle in, indulge and soak up all the excitement as you head south for the Canaries.[ReadMoreMob] On Christmas Day, you’ll wake with Tenerife on the horizon, knowing you’re in for an experience to remember. Friendly, attentive staff will take care of everything as you enjoy festivity, fun and food on your ship throughout the day, while a fantastic concert, provided by the Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s port orchestra, will provide unmissable entertainment in the evening. Boxing Day will be as laid back as it always should be, as you’ve ample time to explore Santa Cruz, see Tenerife’s volcanic sites, or simply recover from your Christmas indulgences at the beach too.[ReadMoreDesk]

After a magical Christmas, the Canarian highlights keep coming as the year draws to a close. Borealis takes you to four of the archipelago’s most beautiful, culture-rich islands over four consecutive days. The lunar-like landscapes of Lanzarote are then yours to explore, with Arrecife serving as your gateway to Timanfaya National Park and mighty Fire Mountains, and spectacular beaches await at Gran Canaria, home of the oasis-like sands of Maspalomas. At gorgeous La Gomera and the ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma, you’ve opportunities to explore verdant forests and seek out volcanic wonders aplenty; La Palma’s San Antonio Volcanic Park is a must-visit. After the Canaries, it’s on to Madeira for a fabulous New Year’s Eve. 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 Borealis for another unforgettable celebration, culminating with a chance to witness one of the world’s largest New Year’s firework displays.

Your Itinerary

  • Escape to the sun for a magical festive season
  • Enjoy a feast of fun on board Borealis
  • Visit Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera
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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’.

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.