Winter Warmth in the Canaries

20th Jan 2023 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2302
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

For a restful, rewarding and relaxing start to the new year, away from the winter gloom at home, delight in soothing warmth and beautiful island scenery on this January escape.[ReadMoreMob] Borealis will take you to five Canary Islands, and at each you’ll find volcanic landscapes to explore and an abundance of sandy beaches providing a welcome place to simply soak up the sunshine. In the Canaries, the UNESCO-listed ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma awaits you first; see the natural wonders of San Antonio Volcanic Park up-close, such as the Teneguia Volcano, You’ll get to seek out the volcanic sites of La Gomera too, or even relax and indulge yourself at the Olsen family-owned Tecina Hotel. before heading on to Tenerife. If you’re still feeling adventurous, you could journey into Tenerife's volcanic interior, scale Mount Teide and take in the views from Spain’s highest peak. Alternatively, head for the coast to indulge in a few hours of sunbathing perhaps.

Gran Canaria is perfect for relaxation too; the island is renowned for its year round warmth and sandy beaches, such as those found at Maspalomas, though you could opt to amble through the Agaete Valley. Finally, Lanzarote provides the perfect end to your Canarian adventure. Perrhaps take to the peaks and lava fields of the Fire Mountains; amongst this lunar-like wonderland you'll get to feel the heat of an active volcano, and even enjoy a lunch cooked by it 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 the fragrant Monte Palace Tropical Garden and watch as people ride toboggans down the capital’s hills, or take in lush-green scenery uncovered via the unique levada trails.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.