Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries


Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira

Departed 22 Dec 2022


14 nights


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The Olsen Way Highlights

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Enjoy a relaxing Christmas on board with everything taken care of. Your journey includes a call to Madeira on New Year's Eve, which coincides with the annual Funchal firework display.  On the island of La Gomera, you can enjoy a guided tour of Fred. Olsen's hotel - Jardin Tecina - before relaxing with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, calls to Gran Canaria and Tenerife allow time to explore the Maspalomas sand dunes and impressive Mount Teide respectively.

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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.

Flowers in Maderia, Portugal

Explore the ‘Garden Isle of Madeira’


Take a tour with a local botanical enthusiast and find out just why Madeira is famed as the ‘Garden Isle’. Explore Palheiro Gardens, famous not only for the variety of plants that can be found here but for the beauty of its location in the lush green hills of Funchal. At the family-owned Quinta Jardins do Lago, your guide will conduct an orchid workshop, demonstrating how to pot an orchid or mount it on a branch and offering tips on how to keep these elegant plants at home.

Pasteis de Nata

Learn how to create a Portuguese Pasteis de Nata


Learn the secrets of how to bake the iconic Pasteis de Nata under the guidance of a local chef in this tasty workshop. In this hands-on baking class, you will learn everything there is to know about making the crisp puff pastry and the creamy custard filling, all from scratch, before enjoying your creations with a coffee.


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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis’ high speeds are perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling exploration in more ports in a shorter duration.

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset


Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts 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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What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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