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Canary Islands Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

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New Years eve fireworks over Funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira

22 Dec 2025

Liverpool

14 nights

Bolette

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our team has designed this festive cruise on Bolette to showcase the natural landscapes of the Canaries, including the golden dunes of Maspalomas, imposing Mount Teide, and the volcanic valleys of Caldera de Taburiente. In Arrecife, sip wine produced from the delicate Malvasía grape, exclusive to Lanzarote, and browse for a piece of calado canario lace in La Palma, renowned for its lace artisans and workshops. There will also be chances to go dolphin watching, relax on the beaches, and see in the New Year with Funchal’s impressive fireworks display. Gran Canaria, a designated UNESCO Starlight Tourist Destination, and the observatories on Tenerife and La Palma, are ideal for learning about stargazing.

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Highlights

Mount Tiede, Tenerife

Explore vast volcanic landscapes

The sand dunes of Maspalomas stretch along the coastline of Gran Canaria, offering a desert-like terrain of shimmering gold which is ideally explored on a camel ride through the protected nature reserve. The lunar-like landscapes and diverse ecosystems of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park were formed by the collapse of a volcanic cone millions of years ago, causing a crater-like depression of rugged peaks, rocks and pines, but explore further and you will also witness lush vegetation and a variety of flora and fauna. Mount Teide in Tenerife and Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote are further examples of the power of fierce volcanic forces, with their molten rock landscapes.

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Volcanic Vineyard in Lanzarote

The Canarian Way of Life

Life in the Canaries is based upon a perfect combination of traditions and culture. In Tenerife, do enjoy Papas Arrugadas - wrinkly potatoes - with their signature spicy mojo sauce, made from chillies and peppers; while in Arrecife, join us on a tour to a volcanic vineyard to sample the local Malvasía wine, made from the sweet-smelling grape only found in Lanzarote. La Palma is renowned for its skilled lace artisans, so take the opportunity to browse for a piece of Calado Canario (Canarian Lace) featuring intricate threadwork on delicate fabrics such as linen, which involves pulling and weaving threads for patterns.

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Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at sunset, Canary Islands

The Starriest Skies

The Canary Islands are the perfect location for stargazing all year round due to their location and beautiful clear skies. Gran Canaria has been designated as a UNESCO Starlight Tourist destination, due to its commitment to astrotourism and protecting the night skies. Teide Observatory in Tenerife is home to several telescopes for which to spot stars and also solar activity; while the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma is renowned as one of the world's premier astronomical research centres, and has the world's largest optical telescope. On selected cruises, you will have the opportunity to learn more about our universe with Go Stargazing astronomers, who will deliver unique, memorable facts and experiences.

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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
Bolette at sunrise

Bolette

Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. 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, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Astronomy

Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £6,199 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £6,199 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on deck 6, Bolette's Balcony Suites have a private balcony

Freedom Fare From £6,399 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Bolette’s Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £7,999 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Bolette's Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £7,999 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Bolette, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £10,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend OR Door-to-Door transfer up to 150 miles   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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