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Landscapes of the Canary Islands

9th Mar 2019 14 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1905
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
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OR Three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

From the rugged terrain of volcanic, lunar-like landscapes to vast, rolling sand dunes, you’ll experience the incredible scenic diversity of the Canaries on this enticing fortnight on Boudicca. Three beautiful islands await your exploration, each offering a wealth of natural wonders and impressive sights.

As you journey south, sailing towards the sun-kissed Canaries, your ship will divert to two contrasting Portuguese ports. First, from Leixoes, you could take a short trip into Oporto for world-famous port wines and fine baroque architecture. Then there is Madeira, the gorgeous ‘Garden Island’. Here you could take in unspoilt Atlantic Ocean views from Cabo Girão – one of the world’s highest sea cliffs – on tour from Funchal; or even explore beautiful gardens such as the enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Three days of Canarian exploration begin in Tenerife, calling at Santa Cruz. A multitude of attractions awaits; perhaps you’ll immerse yourself in the mysteries of the Pyramids of Güímar, learn about Tenerife’s banana trade and its links to Fred. Olsen, or simply relax on one of the many beaches. The undoubted highlight is majestic Mount Teide. Spain’s highest peak – reached via cable car – dominates the landscape and its sheer scale never fails to impress. [ReadMore]

Your island-hopping continues as you reach Gran Canaria. This island’s ever-changing scenery is sure to captivate and inspire; among the natural highlights are the tranquil Agaete Valley, with its dense forests, rolling hills and fresh springs, and the oasis-like dunes of Maspalomas. The golden sands of Maspalomas are a great place to unwind and make the most of Gran Canaria’s renowned warm climate. Your final Canarian call is Lanzarote. Spectacular landscapes await you here too; the volcanic, lunar-like landscapes of Timanfaya National Park – home of the famous Fire Mountains – may tempt you into yet another day of unforgettable exploration. Elsewhere you could seek out attractions created by César Manrique, including the gorgeous saltwater lagoon of Jameos Del Agua Cave. En route back to the UK, Boudicca will once again divert to Portugal. A day in Lisbon affords you an opportunity to see the sights of the Portuguese capital, including the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Your ship will also sail to Spain, where you’ll round-off your holiday with a relaxing afternoon in charming Vigo.  

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

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship. 

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.

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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.