Four Fred's in Funchal with the Canaries

29th Mar 2020 16 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2003
Four Freds in Funchal Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
Balmoral docked in Funchal Balmoral docked in Funchal
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
Cruise Sale - FREE Drinks & Tips

Drinks & Tips offer is applicable to new bookings only, made between 04/12/19 and 04/02/20 inclusive, from April to December 2020. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled.

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade & Tips Covered on Ocean cruises: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Cruise Sale Solo offer, Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise.


Get set for seasonal sights, scents and sunshine as you welcome the arrival of spring with visits to a string of stunning Macaronesian islands. The diverse landscapes, tempting beaches and typically warm climate of four idyllic Canary Islands feature, while your stop at Madeira will be one to remember. Not only will you see the ‘Garden Island’ in spring bloom, but you’ll be part of Fred. Olsen’s fantastic ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event.[ReadMoreMob]

First up on this springtime sailing is Leixões, from where you can tour to Oporto for world-famous port wine cellars and magnificent architecture. Your very special call at Madeira kicks off five days of wonderful island exploration. Here you’ll dock alongside Braemar, Black Watch and Boudicca and be part of the ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. [ReadMoreDesk]A unique day of celebration – featuring fantastic live entertainment, specially prepared menus and more – will be shared with crews and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet. The chance to visit the other ships is sure to be unforgettable too. Away from the festivities, you can experience the vibrant colours and sweet seasonal scents of Madeira’s botanical gardens and levada walking trails. 

In the Canaries, four awe-inspiring islands present a wealth of breathtaking attractions. La Palma, an UNESCO-listed natural wonderland, is yours to explore from the island’s capital, Santa Cruz. San Antonio Volcanic Park and the prehistoric laurel forest of Los Tilos are among La Palma’s highlights. In Tenerife, Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – can be experienced in all its majesty on tour from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The mysterious Pyramids of Guimar and Playa de Las Americas are within your reach too. Visiting Gran Canaria offers you the chance to absorb the mix of architecture in Las Palmas’ charming Vagueta District; or perhaps venture into the tranquil Agaete Valley. Elsewhere the rolling, golden sand dunes of Maspalomas are sure to appeal as place to enjoy the warm spring sunshine. Lanzarote’s lunar-like Timanfaya National Park awaits your exploration during a stop at Arrecife. Exploring Timanfaya is a must to marvel at the ever-impressive Fire Mountains. Lastly, La Coruña beckons. This Spanish city boasts ancient monuments such as the Torre de Hercules, though you might be tempted to take a tour to see Santiago de Compostela’s magnificent, UNESCO-listed cathedral.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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 is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 guests – yet is still 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.