The Canary Islands with Madeira

28th Oct 2019 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1925
FROM ONLY £2,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,499 per person

You’ll have chances to marvel at volcanic wonders, discover rolling sand dunes and lush valleys, and explore wonderfully floral landscapes – all while enjoying soothing seasonal warmth – on this sun-seeking, autumn adventure on board Black Watch.

All of the gorgeous islands on your itinerary are sure to make a lasting impression, with each destination boasting a smorgasbord of incredible sights and experiences. In the Canaries, three of this sun-soaked archipelago’s most beautiful islands await you. Your ship will call at Lanzarote, where volcanic, lunar-like lands are ripe for exploration. From Arrecife you can head to the breathtaking Timanfaya National Park and the soaring peaks and open lava fields of the Fire Mountains for unmissable photo opportunities. Then there’s a stop at Las Palmas for a chance to explore Gran Canaria’s tranquil Agaete Valley and dense pine forests; or relax in the sunshine at the golden sands of Maspalomas. In Tenerife, the abundant attractions of the Canaries’ largest island await. The Pyramids of Güímar and majestic Mount Teide – towering over the island’s volcanic landscape – are particular highlights, although you may be tempted to simply enjoy a day in the sun at Playa de Las Americas. [ReadMore]

After spending three days sailing between stunning Spanish islands you’ll also stop at the Portuguese island of Madeira. Nicknamed ‘Garden Island’, Madeira is smothered with lush landscapes and home to a collection botanical gardens bursting with vibrant, fragrant flora, such as the enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Stopping at Funchal, you could visit Monte Palace; go in search of beautifully unspoilt scenery via the unique levada trails; and even head to Cabo Girão – the world’s second highest sea cliff – for unforgettable ocean views. Black Watch will also take you to two fantastic mainland cities in Spain and Portugal. Before the Canaries you’ll head to pretty Cádiz, an ancient city situated on Spain’s glorious Andalusian coast, for flamenco, traditional tapas and a chance to visit Jerez, the ‘sherry capital of the world’. At the end of your holiday, a call at Leixoes offers you a chance to head into Oporto – Portugal’s cultural second city – for famous port wines and fine baroque architecture.

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. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new Black Watch Room restaurant.

What's more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.