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Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands

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Mirador de los Roques, Spain Mirador de los Roques, Spain

02 Dec 2025

Southampton

14 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Join us on an exploration of the diverse natural landscapes of the Canary Islands aboard Balmoral, including mighty Mount Teide, the otherworldly scenery at Timanfaya National Park, laurisilva forests and the magnificent rock formations of Mirador de Los Roques. Immerse yourself in the Canarian lifestyle by sampling the local dish of papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes) with mojo sauce, experiencing the unique whistling language of Silbo Gomero in La Gomera, enjoying traditional folk dance and music, and soaking up the beach culture. You’ll also have the opportunity to go whale and dolphin watching in Tenerife and La Gomera. During your journey, you can uncover the Olsen family’s historic links to the islands.

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Highlights

Timanfaya National Park

Explore Vast Natural Landscapes

This itinerary has been designed to allow you to explore the vast natural landscapes of the Canary Islands. From Santa Cruz, you are perfectly placed to explore Mount Teide, a majestic volcano nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend to the summit via cable car and view sweeping vistas of the surrounding landscapes and neighbouring islands. San Sebastian is your gateway to the the ancient laurisilva forests, prime examples of subtropical cloud forests, while our call into Arrecife allows exploration of Timanfaya National Park, also known as the 'Fire Mountains'. Formed by volcanic eruptions in the 18th century, it boasts an otherworldly landscape of lava fields, craters, and volcanic cones.

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Papas arrugadas & mojo sauce

Experience the Canarian Way of Life

The Canarian lifestyle embodies a distinctive fusion of cultural influences, characterised by a relaxed and unhurried pace inspired by the region's pleasant subtropical climate and its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. While exploring San Sebastian, you can immerse yourself in the unique traditions of the islands, including demonstrations of the ancient Silbo whistling language, an indigenous form of communication native to La Gomera. You can also discover the vibrant rhythms of traditional Canarian music and dance, such as Isa and Folías. Throughout your cruise, you will have ample opportunity to indulge in local cuisine, including iconic dishes like papas arrugadas and mojo sauce, and sample Malvasía wine at a volcanic vineyard.

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Dolphins jumping out of the sea

Spot Dolphins in their Natural Habitat

The Canary Islands are renowned for their abundant marine life and diverse ecosystems, which provide ideal conditions for dolphins to thrive. Through the implementation of various conservation efforts, the islands have demonstrated their commitment to preserving marine biodiversity and ensuring the well-being of dolphin populations. Throughout the course of the cruise, you will have the opportunity to join dolphin-watching tours, offering the chance to observe these playful creatures in their native environment. Alongside dolphins, sightings of other marine species like pilot whales and orcas may also be possible.

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

Balmoral
Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts 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)

Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have a large cabin area and private balcony

Freedom Fare From £3,498 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £3,798 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £4,898 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £5,298 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £6,598 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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