Escape to the Canaries

24th Mar 2023 13 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2305
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Plain Sailing Guarantee, or Enjoyment Promise. All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability.


On Board Spend: On Board Spend amounts shown are per person, and vary per cruise. On Board Spend is non-transferrable. No refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades, where applicable, will not alter the on board spend value. On board spend is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with any other offer, (with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Simply enjoy some soothing springtime warmth, and discover scenic sights and cultural highlights, as you visit four beautiful islands in the Canaries and Madeira. At each destination you’ll find gorgeous coastlines and sandy beaches enticing you to relax and enjoy the seasonal sunshine; the sands of Tenerife and Lanzarote, and the Olsen family-owned Tecina Hotel on La Gomera, in particular are ideal locations for indulgent relaxation.[ReadMore]

In addition to hours of sunbathing, you could seek-out the volcanic wonders of the trio of Canary Islands on your itinerary too; perhaps scale might Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – for unforgettable views of Tenerife’s rugged interiors, and take the chance to feel the heat of the active lava fields created by Lanzarote’s Fire Mountains. Not far from the Canaries, there’s also a visit to the floral Portuguese island of Madeira; in Funchal, perhaps ride the cable car and watch people ride toboggans down the capital’s hills, or take in lush-green scenery uncovered via the unique levada trails.

Your Itinerary

  • Explore magnificent Mount Teide when in Tenerife
  • Take a visit to Lanzarote's Fire Mountains
  • Enjoy a toboggan ride in Funchal
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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.