Landscapes of the Canary Islands

6th Dec 2021 14 nights Sails from Southampton Black Watch W2128
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Picturesque Santa Cruz beach Picturesque Santa Cruz beach
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Tips Included

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PLUS, £100pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.

Prepare for the busy festive period on a pre-Christmas getaway packed with the sun, sand and sights of a string of gorgeous islands. There are chances to explore volcanic landscapes and idyllic gardens, unwind on gorgeous beaches and even witness the spectacular Geminid meteors, leaving you feel a world away from the December gloom being endured back home.[ReadMoreMob]

Time at sea to relax and settle into life on board small ship Black Watch, will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to experience the Canary Islands over four days. Visiting Gran Canaria makes for a perfect start; perhaps indulge in the island’s renowned warmth at the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas, or seek-out the picturesque scenery of the Agaete Valley or Los Tilos forest. The ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma is then yours to explore, with Santa Cruz serving as your gateway to an astonishing UNESCO-listed wonderland of varied landscapes, from San Antonio Volcanic Park – where natural gems such as the Teneguia Volcano await – to enchanted laurel forests waiting to share their secrets.[ReadMoreDesk]

The time in Tenerife that follows is sure to be a highlight; your extended visit is timed to coincide with the magical Geminid Meteor Shower, affording you the best chance to watch the darting lights of spellbinding ‘shooting stars’ as they streak across the sky. You can take the day to see majestic Mount Teide, or uncover the mysterious of the Güímar pyramids and poison gardens too. For a memorable conclusion to the Canarian adventures, at gorgeous La Gomera you’ve an opportunity to go in search of volcanic wonders and verdant forests once again, or even visit Fred. Olsen’s Hotel Jardin Tecina. Finally, before you head for home, you’re in for an authentic taste of Portugal’s diversity; there’s a visit to the ‘Garden Island’ of Madeira, a land of lush-green landscapes and beautiful botanical gardens, and a visit to Lisbon, to delve into the Portuguese capital’s rich maritime history.

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’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.