Cruise to Madeira & the Azores

Portugal’s islands are bursting with fascinating landscapes filled with flora and fauna, making this the ideal region for those wanting to get closer to nature. Cruising is a great way to explore the hard-to-reach, remote archipelago of the Azores, which boast dramatic, volcanic landscapes. Our Azores cruises feature the ‘Garden Island’ of Madeira too. With its fragrant flora, unique levada trails and sweet wines, a visit here always feels enlivening.

Madeira & the Azores - The Olsen Way

 

"interesting places to visit, good tours, Madeira was wonderful".
Mrs Seddon, Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira - Feefo Indpendent Review

As part of our re-imagined on board experience, every Madeira and Azores cruise will feature our five Signature Experience products, enabling guests to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights
Dolphin

On our cruises to the Azores and Madeira, special guest speakers will bring each destination to life, providing insights on unmissable highlights and hidden gems. From the native wildlife that inhabit the waters in this region to the geological history of these volcanic islands.  

Scenic Discoveries
Madeira

All of our Scenic Discovery routes are designed to take in the interesting seascapes that are out there. On selected cruises, soak in the scenic sights of the Azores, the rugged volcanic landscapes of Madeira, and enjoy a sail past the barren Desertas Islands.

The ship and The Sea
Captain Degerlund

We know a lot of our guests are curious about what it takes to operate a cruise, so join us for our Audience with... sessions and learn all about what life is like as a member of our Show Company team, or maybe a live Q&A session with the Captain himself!

The Sky at Sea
Stars and ship funnel

As we sail past the rugged, volcanic landscapes of Madeira and the Azores, head out on deck to take in the stunning sunrise at sea, or make the most of the little light pollution (and hopefully clear skies) and join us for spot of stargazing as we bring the night sky to life.

Treats of the Region
Cookery Demonstrations

As we explore Madeira and the Azores together you’ll be able to sample various treats of the region in our on board restaurants – such as Espetada. Our talented Chefs will also provide cookery demonstrations throughout your cruise, where you will learn to recreate traditional dishes.