Horta Cruises

The City of Horta and Horta Bay of the Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal
The City of Horta and Horta Bay of the Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal
Sao Francisco Hotel in Horta, Portugal

The tranquil little port of Horta on the Azores island of Faial, has played host to transatlantic yachtsmen since it was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century.

Regarded as one of the most colourful marinas in the world, Horta is the location of several international regattas each year, and its harbour is known for its vast open-air exhibition of paintings installed on the jetty by visiting sailors.

This emerald-green, volcanic island is an unspoilt environment of craters, lakes, sheer cliffs and lush valleys, to which only picturesque whitewashed houses and stately little baroque churches have been added.

Cruises

Four Fred's in Funchal with the Azores
Four Fred's in Funchal with the Azores

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 26 Mar 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2009

  • Portugal’s remarkable diversity and beauty is yours to experience, as Black Watch takes you to beautiful islands in the Azores, Madeira – the gorgeous ‘Garden Island’ – and Leixoes, gateway to the culture-rich, attraction-packed second city.
  • In the Azores, three of the archipelago’s beautifully unspoilt islands – Terceira, Faial and São Miguel – await, with verdant volcanic scenes of incredible craters, lakes and geo-thermal pools to explore, while on the mainland, you can visit Oporto for world-famous port wines and fine architecture.
  • What’s more, in Madeira, you’ll also be part of the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. Dock alongside Braemar, Balmoral and Boudicca and experience a memorable day of celebration shared with crew and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Adult Only Sailing

From £2,899pp

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira
Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Tue 14 Apr 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2009

  • You’re in for inspirational experiences and unforgettable sights throughout this exhilarating adventure, as Braemar takes you to the verdant islands of the remote Azores and breathtaking Madeira.
  • In the Azores, you can explore intriguing volcanic landscapes; see mighty Mount Pico; seek-out resident sperm whales; marvel at the mesmerising blue and bright-green crater lakes of the Sete Cidades Volcano; and much more.
  • Funchal is your gateway to the lush-green landscapes of Madeira, best explored via the unique levada trails; enchanting tropical gardens bursting with vibrant colour and sweet scents; and Cabo Girão, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs.

From £1,699pp

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Azorean Islands & Portuguese Cities
Azorean Islands & Portuguese Cities

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 12 Sep 2020
13 nights • Black Watch • W2026

  • Revel in the sheer remoteness, spectacular natural beauty and remarkable diversity of the Azores, as Black Watch presents you with a triple helping of this breathtaking Atlantic archipelago in less than two weeks.
  • Volcanic wonderlands await you on the islands of Terceira, Faial and São Miguel, with towering mountain peaks, vast craters and lakes, verdant emerald green valleys and much more to discover.
  • Your smaller cruise ship will also take you to the Portuguese mainland, to explore attraction-packed Lisbon and UNESCO-listed Oporto, with its famous wine cellars and stunning riverscapes.

From £1,699pp

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira
Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Departs: Dover • Thu 25 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2106

  • Experience the seemingly endless rewards of the hard-to-reach Azores, as Boudicca takes you on an unforgettable journey to three of this remote archipelago’s most beautiful and diverse islands.
  • Astonishing wonderlands of emerald-green landscapes, mighty volcanos and vast craters, out-of-this world lakes and thermal pools, and picturesque cities await, on the islands of Terceira, Faial and São Miguel.
  • The highlights aren’t restricted to the Azores though: there’s also opportunities to stimulate your senses with Madeira’s stunning scenery, fragrance and flavours; and explore UNESCO-listed Oporto.

From £1,799pp

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