Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries

22nd Dec 2022 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2233
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person
Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £250pp*

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An escape to sunnier climes will make for a memorable and more relaxing festive season, enjoyed without all the usual stresses and strains, on this unforgettable cruise.[ReadMoreMob] Experience the special Fred. Olsen festivities from the moment you embark Borealis, with three days at sea to settle in, indulge and revel in all the excitement as you head for the Canaries. On Christmas Day, wake up knowing you won’t have to worry about a thing; your ship’s attentive staff will take care of everything as you enjoy the day’s fun, food and festivity. Boxing Day will be one to remember too; your visit to Lanzarote could be spent relaxing at the beach, or perhaps exploring the volcanic lands of Timanfaya National Park and the Fire Mountains.

After a magical Christmas, the Canarian highlights keep coming as the year draws to a close, with visits to four beautiful islands over four consecutive days. You call at Gran Canaria, for a chance to discover its resort towns and famous sands, including the rolling dunes of oasis-like sands Maspalomas; and head to Tenerife, where you’ve ample time to take in Mount Teide or the Pyramids of Guimar, or simply head for the beach. At La Gomera and the ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma, you’ve an opportunity to spend a day relaxing and indulging at the Olsen family-owned Tecina Hotel. After the Canaries, it’s on to Madeira for a fabulous New Year’s Eve. Take the day to enjoy the best that Funchal has to offer; perhaps ride the cable car, enjoy Madeira wine at a trendy bar, and watch as people glide down the city's hills in wicker toboggans. By evening, it’s back on board Borealis for another unique celebration, culminating with a chance to witness one of the world’s largest New Year’s firework displays at midnight.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience Christmas festivities on board
  • View the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks in Funchal
  • Unwind on sandy beaches in the Canaries
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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’.

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

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, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.