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Winter Warmth in the Canary Islands

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Mount Tiede, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Mount Tiede, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
06 Jan 2026
Southampton
14 nights
Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on a winter sun discovery of the Canary Islands, an archipelago bursting with vast natural landscapes. In Tenerife, savour views of Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak, while in La Gomera, you can explore the remarkable laurisilva forests. You can also see the Cabo Girão sea cliff in Madeira and the volcanic vistas of Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote. Sip Malvasía wine in Lanzarote, sample traditional wrinkly potatoes with mojo sauce, and relax on the beaches as you fully immerse yourself in Canarian daily life. There’s also the chance to go in search of marine life in the waters surrounding La Gomera and Tenerife. Elsewhere, you’ll have opportunities to uncover the Olsen family’s historic links with the islands.

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Highlights

Timanfaya National Park

Discover Vast Natural Landscapes

This itinerary has been planned to take in some of the vast natural landscapes that can be found on the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz is your gateway to Mount Teide, an iconic volcano which is situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the summit, reached by cable car, you can soak in sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and neighbouring islands. From San Sebastian, you are perfectly placed to explore the laurisilva forests, an example of ancient subtropical cloud forests, while Arrecife allows for exploration of Timanfaya National Park. Nicknamed the ‘Fire Mountains’, the park was created by volcanic eruptions in the 18th century and showcases a surreal landscape of lava fields, craters and volcanic cones.

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Volcanic Vineyard

Immerse Yourself in the Canarian Way of Life

The Canarian way of life reflects a unique blend of cultural influences, embracing a relaxed and laidback lifestyle which is influenced by the pleasant subtropical climate and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. While in San Sebastian, you can enjoy a demonstration of the ancient Silbo whistling language, a remarkable form of communication which is native to La Gomera, or discover traditional Canarian music and dance, such as Isa and Folías. Meanwhile, throughout the cruise you will be perfectly placed to sample local delicacies such as papas arrugadas and mojo sauce, sip Malvasía wine at a volcanic vineyard, or embrace the beach culture, relaxing on the shores of local beaches and enjoying time on the water.

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Dolphins

Spot Dolphins in their Natural Habitat

The waters surrounding the Canary Islands are known for their richness and biodiversity, creating favourable habitats for dolphins. The islands have also implemented several conservation measures over the years to protect marine life and help maintain healthy dolphin populations. From several ports of call, you can embark on a dolphin watching tour, seeking out these playful creatures in their natural habitat. Other species, such as pilot whales and orcas may also be seen.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Joshua Kelly - Guest Speaker
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Dr. Joshua Kelly

Assistant Professor of  Geology Dr. Joshua Kelly, will be joining us on this sailing to deliver a series talks on the vast natural landscapes we will be visting on this cruise.

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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 14:00 22/07/2024, 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 14:00 22/07/2024, 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 £3,499 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 £3,799 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 £4,899 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 £5,299 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £6,599 pp
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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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