Scenic Islands of the Azores

Departed 17th Oct 2022 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2227
Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores

The emerald-green Azores are remote and hard-to-reach, but on this special exploration of this Atlantic archipelago you’ll get to experience the wonders of three of its most inspiring islands, and in no time at all thanks to Borealis' higher cruising speeds.[ReadMoreMob] On Terceira Island, Praia da Vitoria is your gateway to the beautiful south coast, where the UNESCO-listed historic city of Angra do Heroísmo is yours to explore, and unspoilt Atlantic Ocean vistas await at the top of the Monte Brasil volcano. At Faial Island, a wonderland of verdant forests, lakes, volcanic landscapes and peaks, such as Capelinhos Volcano, are best discovered on a scenic drive or 4x4 adventure, though you could opt to go in search of sperm whales on a whale watching tour – an unforgettable experience.

On São Miguel, Ponta Delgada is your gateway to the scenes of the Sete Cidades Volcano, with its 13-kilometre-wide crater and colourful lakes, which are amongst the most spectacular of the Azores’ must-see sights. The Furnas Valley hot springs and Terra Nosta Park’s haven of gardens, geo-thermal pools and forests make for memorable discoveries too. Aside from your Azorean adventures, there is an opportunity to delight in the historic sights and highlights of two Irish cities; you'll get to enjoy a few hours of exploration in Belfast, while a visit to Cobh provides a taste of Ireland’s rugged beauty and renowned charms too. What's more, with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists who'll join on board for your adventure, you may get to spot whales whilst out to sea, learn of their nature and play a part in assisting with their conservation. 

Itinerary Change Notification: Please be advised that the itinerary of this cruise has changed from the original published itinerary. The call into La Coruna, Spain has been replaced with Belfast, Northern Ireland.