Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries L2234

Beach in Playa Las Americas in Tenerife island Beach in Playa Las Americas in Tenerife island

Departed 22 Dec 2022

Portsmouth

14 nights

Balmoral

The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

Experience an altogether more laidback festive season, visiting sun-kissed islands and spending Christmas and New Year's Eve in warmer climes. Enjoy a relaxing Christmas Day on board with everything taken care of, as you sail towards the 'garden island' of Madeira. Gran Canaria boasts Golden sand dunes at Maspalomas beach, while La Gomera is home to Fred. Olsen's own hotel, Jardin Tecina. You will have the chance to enjoy Tenerife's sandy beaches before celebrating the arrival of 2023 in style, with food, drink, entertainment, and views of the island's spectacular fireworks display.

Whale

Go in search of Whales in Tenerife

 

The coastline of Tenerife is rich in beauty and marine life, and you’ll have the chance to embark on a tour in search of Whales. Your expert catamaran crew will take you to the places with the best chances of spotting Whales before anchoring in a nature reserve for a spot of swimming and snorkelling.

Timanfaya national park, mountains, Tenerife

Discover the volcanic landscapes of the Canaries

 

As part of our on board itinerary insights programme, guest speaker Glynda Easterbrook will be focussing on the Canary islands’ volcanic history, their forming and their associated landscapes. Those wanting to learn a little more about the landscapes can tour to the Timanfaya National park in Lanzarote.

Traditional Spanish Epiphany cake

Ole España

 

Join guest speaker Mike Eyley for an insightful presentation on the Spanish way of life, including their food, fiestas, wine and how they celebrate Christmas and New Year.

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Cruise Itinerary

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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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

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