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The Canary Islands with Madeira

18th Apr 2019 13 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1909
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
FREE door-to-door travel
OR three cruises for the price of two (must inc. Oct-Dec'18 cruise)

Get set for a quintessentially Canarian experience on this enticing 13-night cruise, as Braemar guides you to beautiful islands offering wonderfully unspoilt landscapes, glorious sun-kissed beaches and cultural delights. Combine these with the highlights of Madeira, La Coruña and Lisbon too and you’re in for a wonderfully diverse springtime escape.

The trio of breathtaking Canary Islands on your itinerary are all uniquely impressive; each of these destinations boast a smorgasbord of attractions. La Palma, nicknamed the ‘Pretty Island’, is an UNESCO-listed wonderland of stunning, varied landscapes that beg to be explored. From Santa Cruz de La Palma you can go in search of volcanic wonders such as the Teneguia Volcano on tour to San Antonio Volcanic Park; and uncover ‘enchanted’ laurel forests. Tenerife’s highlights await you during a call into Santa Cruz de Tenerife. You could delve into the mysteries of the Pyramids of Güímar and marvel at the magnificent Mount Teide volcano – Spain’s highest peak. Alternatively, opt to stay in Santa Cruz for tapas bars, enlightening museums and elegant parks. For a change of pace, your Canarian adventure ends with a short stop at Gran Tarajal, affording you an opportunity to relax and sunbathe on your pick of Fuerteventura’s inviting beaches. [ReadMore]

In addition to your memorable three days in the Canaries, you’ll also enjoy a day in Madeira to immerse yourself in the floral and fragrant delights of the ‘Garden Island’, which bursts into life in the spring. Funchal is your gateway the Madeira’s enchanting botanical gardens, including the resplendent Monte Palace Tropical Garden; the levada walking trails, showcasing spellbinding landscapes; and Cabo Girão – the world’s second highest sea cliff – which offers incredible Atlantic Ocean views. Stay in Funchal and you could visit Reid’s Hotel for an opulent afternoon tea, too. If all that wasn’t enough, Braemar will also bring you closer to two rewarding mainland cities. In Spain, a stop at La Coruña offers you the chance to tour to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela cathedral; while in Portugal, a day in Lisbon can be spent admiring the architectural treasures of the capital, such as Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery.

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

Elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

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.