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Islands & Landscapes of the Canaries

27th Oct 2018 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1823
FROM ONLY £1,649 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,649 per person
Three cruises for the price of two

Leave the colder, wetter weather and grey skies of autumn behind and escape to the sun-kissed islands and spectacular landscapes of the Canaries on this fantastic fortnight away from it all aboard Black Watch.

During your incredible exploration of the Canaries, the awe-inspiring diversity of four of the Atlantic archipelago’s most popular and beautiful destinations will be yours to experience to the full. A call into Arrecife will offer you the chance to explore Lanzarote’s lunar-like volcanic landscapes and visit the dramatic Fire Mountains; or perhaps uncover gorgeous saltwater lagoon of Jameos Del Agua Cave, while Las Palmas will serve as your gateway to discovering Gran Canaria's many highlights. The oasis-like sand dunes of Maspalomas Beach, the tranquil Agaete Valley and the charming towns of Teror and Arucas all feature highly on the ‘must-visit’ list. In Tenerife you can take the chance to ride a cable car up majestic Mount Teide – the world’s third highest volcano – for views you’ll never forget; marvel at the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar; or simply relax on the inviting golden beaches, all before ending your Canarian adventures on the ‘pretty island’ of La Palma – an UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve of soaring volcanos, prehistoric forests and verdant craters. [ReadMore]

You’ll also take in the breathtaking sights of another of Macaronesia’s magnificent islands, Madeira. You can embark on an exploration of the unique levada walking trails and take in the Portuguese island’s lush landscapes; or perhaps ride a cable car to the enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Not to be missed is the chance to take in the astonishing Atlantic Ocean views on offer from atop Cabo Girão, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs. For something a little less adventurous, why not head to Funchal's world-famous Reid’s Hotel for a sumptuous afternoon tea. On the Portuguese mainland there are attractions galore to discover too, calling into two fine cities. In Lisbon, take the day to explore on foot, via the tram or even by tuk-tuk and you won’t be disappointed by the architectural delights – such as the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery – and the charming cafés on offer. From Leixões be sure to take a tour to the Oporto to explore the UNESCO-listed historic heart of the second city and stop by an abundance of famous port wine cellars.

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 The Poolside restaurant. What's more, new TVs, mini-bars and safes enhance the accommodation on board, while the on board 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. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

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.