New Year Escape to the Canaries

4th Jan 2024 14 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2401
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,799 per person
Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,799 per person

After the busy festive period, escape to the sun-kissed Canaries on a rejuvenating cruise just as the winter cold, rain and gloom sets in at home. You’re in for a restful, relaxing holiday, hopping between beautiful islands, exploring their volcanic lands, sampling their culture and relaxing on their glorious beaches. On Tenerife, you could head to the coast for a few hours of sunbathing, or even opt to see the island’s volcanic interior and ascend Mount Teide by cable car. Perhaps uncover the secrets of the mysterious pyramids and poison gardens of Güímar. You’ll find Gran Canaria is a haven for relaxation; the island is renowned for its year-round warmth and its long stretches of golden sands, such as those found at Maspalomas. You could spend some time on a laidback amble through the picturesque Agaete Valley here too.[ReadMore]

With its imposing volcanoes and verdant forests, La Palma’s landscapes make for rewarding exploration, as does the otherworldly scenery of Lanzarote. Perhaps take to the peaks and lava fields of Lanzarote’s Fire Mountains; amongst this lunar-like wonderland you'll get to feel the heat of an active volcano, and leave your footprints in the dramatic black sands. Other highlights include chances to indulge yourself at the Olsen family-owned Jardin Tecina Hotel on La Gomera, where the forests and volcanic gems of an UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve await you too. Not far from the Canaries, there’s also a visit to the floral Portuguese island of Madeira. From Funchal you could ride the cable car to discover the floral scenes of fragrant botanical gardens and watch as people ride toboggans down the capital’s hills, or take in lush-green scenery uncovered via the unique levada trails.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.