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Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise

22nd Dec 2019 15 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W1929
Festive cruise
FROM ONLY £2,099 per person *
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FROM ONLY £2,099 per person *

Packed with highlights, this fantastic cruise is the perfect escape from the winter weather and festive stress back home. Extended stays at sun-kissed islands afford you time to indulge in hours of relaxation or rewarding exploration; while you’ll also enjoy very special Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Black Watch will be festooned with traditional Christmas decorations for your cruise, so you’re sure to feel full of festive spirit from the moment your embark your ship in Southampton, though the festivities will really kick into gear as you sail south. Celebrating Christmas at sea will be an unforgettable experience; a relaxing Christmas Eve is followed by the fun, excitement and delicious food of the ‘big day’, all of which can be enjoyed with friends, family and fellow guests as Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff take care of everything. For a memorable end to 2019, three stunning Atlantic islands will then await your exploration, with ample time to uncover the diverse highlights of each destination. On Boxing Day you’ll arrive at Madeira, for an overnight stay in Funchal. Exploring fragrant botanical gardens, such as the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, and the extensive scenic walking trails here is a great way to work-off your Christmas indulgences, although you may be tempted into experiencing an evening of authentic Madeiran food, drink and entertainment. [ReadMore]

The following three days in the Canaries can be as restful or as energetic as you like. Visiting Las Palmas for another overnight stop affords you an opportunity to make the most of Gran Canaria’s renowned winter warmth. Perhaps you’ll opt to head to Maspalomas, where stretches of golden, palm-lined sands are primed for hours of relaxation; or venture into the beautiful Agaete Valley. In Tenerife, make the most of your extended stay in Santa Cruz to discover your pick of a wealth of incredible attractions. You have the chance to delve into the mysteries of the Pyramids of Güímar; indulge in a day of sunbathing at Playa de Las Americas; or even see magnificent Mount Teide, towering over Tenerife’s vast volcanic landscapes. You could head to Teide – Spain’s highest peak – at night for an incredible stargazing experience, too. That’s not all though, as your ship will be docked at Santa Cruz until late in the evening on New Year’s Eve, you’ll see in 2020 in style with Tenerife’s fantastic New Year’s celebrations. Finally, as you head for home, it’s on the Portuguese mainland for a rewarding day in Lisbon.  

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new Black Watch Room restaurant.

What's more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.