Winter Warmth in the Canaries

30th Nov 2023 13 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2326
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

A journey of discovery in the Canaries sees Balmoral visit four beautiful islands, where a wealth of breathtaking attractions await. Volcanic landscapes beg for exploration; whilst enjoying the balmy weather, you could marvel at wonders such as La Palma’s Teneguia Volcano and Tenerife’s majestic Mount Teide; and the soaring peaks and open lava fields of the imposing Fire Mountains in lunar-like Lanzarote. On Gran Canaria, impressive mountainous scenery and the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas await you too.[ReadMore]

Alternatively, perhaps opt to uncover the secrets of enchanted forests in La Palma and the mysterious pyramids and poison gardens of Güímar in Tenerife; delight in the culture and beauty of Gran Canaria’s picturesque valleys and pretty towns; and, during your time in Lanzarote, explore the subterranean treasures of unique lava tunnels and caverns. After your Canarian adventures, there’s also a call at Madeira, a chance to explore fragrant botanical gardens and scenic walking trails, or even visit the Cabo Girão sea cliff for spectacular Atlantic Ocean views. For an authentic experience, perhaps get up-close to the floral blooms of the ‘garden island’ with a local orchid enthusiast.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

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.