Cruising by Santa Maria Cruises

Panorama of Santa Maria, Azores
Panorama of Santa Maria, Azores

As the most southerly of the Azores’ nine volcanic islands, Santa Maria is also the sunniest, warmest and most arid of them all. Its landscapes are much drier and the green hues of the verdant, forest valleys, peaks and dramatic cliffs are lighter compared to those of the other eight islands, and so the sights you take in on your scenic cruise by Santa Maria are unique and unlike anything you can experience elsewhere in the Azores.

Witnessing the beauty of Santa Maria by day is a memorable experience in itself, but on some expertly-planned Fred. Olsen cruises you’ll get to sail by the island in the evening and see its landscapes set to the glorious golden backdrop of the setting sun. Something you’ll never forget.

Cruises to Cruising by Santa Maria

Dolphins swimming in the sea, Azores Dolphins swimming in the sea, Azores Dolphins swimming in the sea, Azores

Wonders & Wildlife of the Azores & Madeira • T2322

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 13 Aug 2023
12 nights
  • Marvel at the wonders of beautiful Portuguese islands, from the sea and ashore
  • Explore volcanic sites in the Azores and go in search of resident whales and dolphins
  • See, smell and learn about the vibrant, fragrant flora of Madeira
Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal

Islands of the Azores, Crossing the Path of the Solar Eclipse • T2406

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 04 Apr 2024
13 nights
  • Explore volcanic sites in the Azores and go in search of resident whales and dolphins
  • See, smell and learn about the vibrant, fragrant flora of Madeira
  • Cross the path of the Solar Eclipse, for a chance to see the phenomenon before it finishes