Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries

22nd Dec 2022 14 nights Sails from Portsmouth Balmoral L2234
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
 View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £250pp*

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Experience an altogether more laidback festive season, visiting sun-kissed islands and celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in style, on this Canarian adventure.[ReadMoreMob] Spending Christmas Day at sea on board Balmoral will be unforgettable; your ship’s attentive staff will take care of everything so you can simply enjoy the day’s fun, food and festivities in the company of friends, loved ones and fellow guests. Visiting Madeira on Boxing Day is a chance to recover from your indulgence amongst the island’s fragrant gardens and scenic walking trails, before you continue on to the Canaries, where your end to 2022 can be as relaxing and restful, or energetic and adventurous as you wish.

The landscapes of La Palma, nicknamed ‘the pretty island’, beg for exploration; you could head deep into the verdant forests of Los Tilos Biosphere Reserve, a haven for various fauna and flora species, or witness the imposing San Antonio Volcano. Volcanic wonders await in Lanzarote too, such as the Fire Mountains and lunar-like landscapes of Timanfaya National Park. Visit Gran Canaria to revel in this glorious island’s renowned year-round warmth, perhaps at Maspalomas, where stretches of golden, palm-lined sands are primed for hours of relaxation, or on a discovery of the beautiful, tranquil Agaete Valley. The piece de resistance of your time in the Canaries is a very special visit to Tenerife. You’ll have a full day to perhaps unravel the mysteries of the Pyramids of Güímar; see might Mount Teide in all its glory; or simply indulge in a day of sunbathing at Playa de Las Americas. By evening, you’ll be ready to celebrate the arrival of 2023 in style, with food, drink, entertainment and views of Tenerife’s spectacular New Year’s fireworks display to enjoy on board your ship.

Your Itinerary

  • Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas at sea
  • Discover the beaches and landscapes of the Canaries
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style in Tenerife
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Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.