Winter Warmth in the Canaries

1st Feb 2024 13 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2403
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,699 per person
Pyramids of Guimar, La Palma, Tenerife Pyramids of Guimar, La Palma, Tenerife
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,699 per person
£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.

This enticing winter getaway offers you the chance to experience year-round warmth and scenic beauty of stunning Atlantic archipelagos. Your journey sees you visit four islands in the Canaries, where a wealth of highlights 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 and Timanfaya National Park at lunar-like Lanzarote. In 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. As well as 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 


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'.


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.


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.