La Coruña Cruises

Atlantic ocean shore. Tower of Hercules from the Monte de San Pedro Park, La Coruna
Atlantic ocean shore. Tower of Hercules from the Monte de San Pedro Park, La Coruna

The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.

La Coruña boasts an impressive seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and a host of attractions such as the Domus Museum, the Casa del Hombre and Torre De Hercules – said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence – which offers sweeping coastal views from the top of its 60 metre high tower.[ReadMoreMob] The Paseo Marítimo, a lovely 13km walkway and bike path, runs from the port, around the peninsula, and along the ocean beaches.

The compact Ciudad Vieja – La Coruña’s old quarter – is a must-visit area. Often referred to as “the city” by the locals, the medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it. The arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes, is a popular spot, and features the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. The medieval Church of Santiago, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Military Museum are all fine places of interest.   

Beyond the historic city is a proud, modern metropolis, which boasts a superb food scene and a buzzing nightlife. The world’s best picnic food, empanadas, and the locally produced beer, Estrella, both demand trying.  

Cruises to La Coruña

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Wed 06 Jan 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2101

  • After all the excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive season, this enticing escape to the winter warmth of the beautiful Canaries and Madeira is the perfect way to settle into the new year.
  • You’ll have chances to unwind on Gran Canaria’s golden sands; marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote; explore the verdant lands of La Palma; and stimulate your senses with Madeira’s fragrant gardens.
  • Before and after your island hopping adventures, two picturesque mainland cities provide plenty of highlights: Lisbon and La Coruña boast an abundance of architectural, historical and cultural delights.

From £1,599pp

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Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Tue 02 Feb 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2103B

  • After all the excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive season, this enticing escape to the winter warmth of the beautiful Canaries and Madeira is the perfect way to settle into the new year.
  • You’ll have chances to unwind on Gran Canaria’s golden sands; marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote; explore the verdant lands of La Palma; and stimulate your senses with Madeira’s fragrant gardens.
  • Before and after your island hopping adventures, two picturesque mainland cities provide plenty of highlights: Lisbon and La Coruña boast an abundance of architectural, historical and cultural delights.

From £1,599pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 01 Apr 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2109

  • Unearth the true essence of the Canaries and Madeira, as you sail between five diverse islands to savour a tempting menu of arresting landscapes, glorious beaches and soothing spring warmth.
  • After an Easter weekend to remember, including three restful sea days and a chance to explore pretty Oporto, you get to experience Madeira’s fragrant gardens and lush landscapes in resplendent seasonal bloom.
  • The breathtaking attractions of four inspiring Canary Islands await discovery: highlights include the volcanic wonders of Tenerife and Lanzarote; Gran Canaria’s oasis-like sand dunes; and La Palma’s Los Tilos forest.

From £1,899pp

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Flavours of France & Spain

Flavours of France & Spain

Departs: Dover • Thu 08 Apr 2021
9 nights • Bolette • T2107

  • Step on board Bolette for this nine-night French and Spanish city discovery and you’ll unravel the rewards of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture rich regions.
  • Visiting northern Spain’s Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions, you can marvel at unspoilt coastal scenes, uncover prehistoric caves, sample traditional regional flavours, see famous landmarks and much more.
  • In France, visit the beautiful Normandy region and historic Honfleur; and take the chance to explore the rich history and wine heritage of enchanting Bordeaux.

From £1,249pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Thu 20 May 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2111

  • A medley of rewards awaits you, from fine wine and culinary delights to diverse architecture and art, as Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain & France.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers straight into Bordeaux, where you can explore the city’s UNESCO-listed centre and sample world-famous wine culture from the moment you step ashore.
  • In Spain, visit Santander, gateway to many of Cantabria’s treasures; Avilés, for contrasting architectural gems and delicious Asturian cider; and La Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown.

From £1,149pp

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Spanish City Break in the Spring

Spanish City Break in the Spring

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights • Borealis • S2111

  • For the perfect Bank Holiday escape from it all, Borealis takes you all the way to Spain and back in just five nights.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of Fred. Olsen’s ocean cruising, with ample time for rest and relaxation on board, plus explorations of two fantastic Spanish cities.
  • Visit La Coruna, where highlights include Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules; and tour to Bilbao from Getxo, to see iconic sights and enjoy local delights such as pintxos and Rioja wines.

From £749pp

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France and Spain with Seville

France and Spain with Seville

Departs: Southampton • Wed 02 Jun 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2113

  • You’ll find plenty of opportunities for exciting and enriching exploration, with Braemar bringing you closer to the heart and highlights of fabulous French and Spanish cities.
  • Dock in the heart of Seville, courtesy of your ship’s smaller size, and seek-out historic sites with ease, plus catch a traditional flamenco show during an overnight stay.
  • Berth close to the attractions of La Coruna, Vigo and ancient Cádiz; and visit Nantes, gateway to the wine regions and vineyards of the Loire Valley.

From £1,799pp

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

Departs: Dover • Sat 31 Jul 2021
14 nights • Bolette • T2120

  • Three remote islands in the hard-to-reach Azores are yours to explore to discover inspirational experiences and sights galore on this exhilarating, simply unforgettable cruise adventure.
  • Amongst glorious, verdant volcanic lands, you can see mighty Mount Pic; marvel at the mesmerising blue and bright-green crater lakes of the Sete Cidades Volcano; and much more.
  • As well as incredible island discovery, visits to captivating Spanish and Portuguese cities provide a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural highlights to uncover.

From £1,799pp

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Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 04 Sep 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2128

  • Indulge yourself in the authentic flavours of Portugal and France, as you explore a gorgeous island and charming cities selected for their links to world-renowned wines.
  • You can join the celebrations at Madeira’s annual Wine Festival; visit Oporto, famed for its port wines; and even visit a family-run French vineyard.
  • There are plenty of other highlights too, from the tropical gardens and landscapes of Madeira to the historic sites of Bordeaux, where Balmoral docks close to the city centre.

From £1,699pp

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Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 12 Oct 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2132

  • Immerse yourself in the rich, fascinating history of cities on Spain’s beautiful Mediterranean coast, with time to explore their centuries-old hearts and seek-out their many monuments and landmarks.
  • Uncover the ancient history of Cádiz’s old town; tour to the UNESCO-listed Antequera Dolmens archaeological site from Malaga; delve into Cartagena’s Roman heritage; and much more.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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Exploring the Azores and Portugal

Exploring the Azores and Portugal

Departs: Liverpool • Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights • Borealis • S2124

  • Immerse yourself in the remarkable beauty and diversity of the spellbinding Azores, as small ship Borealis guides you on an incredible exploration of the region.
  • Volcanic wonderlands await you on the islands of Terceira, Faial and São Miguel; discover towering mountain peaks, vast craters and lakes, verdant emerald green valleys and much more.
  • There’s also a special visit to Portugal’s capital, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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Four Ladies in Lisbon with the Canaries

Four Ladies in Lisbon with the Canaries

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights • Bolette • T2125

  • Experience an enriching, in-depth discovery of the Canaries, with consecutive visits to five of the archipelago’s most beautiful, vibrant and culture-rich islands.
  • Enjoy time in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and Lanzarote to seek-out volcanic wonders, sample local culture or perhaps simply relax in the sunshine on glorious beaches.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal’s capital, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the unmissable ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,899pp

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Five Night Spanish Escape

Five Night Spanish Escape

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 02 Dec 2021
5 nights • Borealis • S2127

  • A five-night escape to the beautiful regions and warmer winter weather of Northern Spain on board Borealis makes for a wonderful pre-Christmas break.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of Fred. Olsen’s ocean cruising, with ample time for rest and relaxation on board, plus explorations of two fantastic Spanish cities.
  • Visit La Coruna, where highlights include Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules; and tour to Bilbao from Getxo, to see iconic sights and enjoy local delights such as pintxos and Rioja wines.

From £599pp

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Festive Escape to Madeira, Portugal & Spain

Festive Escape to Madeira, Portugal & Spain

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Dec 2021
11 nights • Balmoral • L2138

  • Enjoy a pre-Christmas cruise with a twist, as you visit Portugal, Spain and Madeira – rather than popular tourist spots in Western and Central Europe – for a feast of fun and festivity.
  • Feel a buzz of excitement amongst the Christmas markets, illuminations and decorations of four enchanting destinations. Funchal, Lisbon – Portugal’s capital – and Vigo are particular highlights.
  • There’s time to discover other highlights too; you can take in Madeira’s lush landscapes and botanical gardens, immersive yourself in Lisbon’s local culture, and seek-out the maritime landmarks of La Coruña.

From £1,199pp

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Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Wed 22 Dec 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2131

  • Savour an unforgettable festive season as you sail to and visit a string of stunning, sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean islands on board.
  • Celebrate Christmas at sea with fun, festivity and delicious food; and in Madeira, welcome the arrival of 2022 in style as spectacular New Year’s fireworks illuminate Funchal’s night sky.
  • You’ll have time to explore Madeira’s gorgeous gardens and trails too, while an post-Christmas Canary Island hopping adventure takes in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma.

From £2,299pp

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Latin America with the Chilean Fjords

Latin America with the Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
79 nights • Bolette • T2201

  • Immerse yourself in an intoxicating blend of history, culture and beauty as you discover iconic destinations and unforgettable highlights on an epic, in-depth exploration of Latin America.
  • You can have a private mass at Rio’s legendary Christ the Redeemer; dance the tango in Buenos Aires; tour to magnificent Machu Picchu; and much more.
  • Scenic cruising by Cape Horn; through the Chilean Fjords spectacular mountains and glaciers; and navigating the Panama Canal will create everlasting memories.

From £8,299pp

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Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Wed 05 Jan 2022
14 nights • Balmoral • L2201

  • Enjoy the comfort of Balmoral and the soothing warmth of the Canaries and Madeira – the perfect way to escape the winter cold and recover from the hectic festive period.
  • Uncover the delights of Madeira, with its tropical gardens and lush landscapes, and gorgeous Gran Canaria, famed for its tropical climate and oasis-like beaches.
  • Four days of engrossing Canary Island discovery includes a visit to Tenerife, home of mighty Mount Teide and the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar, and lunar-like Lanzarote too.

From £1,699pp

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Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Jan 2022
19 nights • Balmoral • L2202

  • Experience the colourful history, culture and spectacular beauty of glorious islands; the feel of soothing winter warmth on your skin; and the magic of Atlantic Ocean cruising.
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde; get amongst the bustle of African markets, move to the beats of traditional dance, marvel at spectacular landscapes, and much more.
  • Discover three beautiful Canary Islands on your Atlantic exploration, for volcanic landscapes and natural wonders; and indulge in the sweet scents and flavours of Madeira.

From £2,099pp

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Patagonia, Central America & the Panama Canal

Patagonia, Central America & the Panama Canal

Departs: Buenos Aires • Sat 29 Jan 2022
54 nights • Bolette • T220304

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • Marvel at the spectacular scenes of Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; take the chance to visit ancient Machu Picchu in Peru; and cruise the remarkable Panama Canal.
  • Explore historic Costa Rican and Colombian cities; enjoy a taste of authentic Cuban life in Havana; uncover Cozumel’s Mayan ruins; and sample paradise in the Bahamas and Bermuda.

From £7,249pp

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Cultural Cities & Scenic Islands of the Americas

Cultural Cities & Scenic Islands of the Americas

Departs: Callao • Tue 22 Feb 2022
30 nights • Bolette • T2204

  • Sailing from Peru back to the UK via captivating cities and beautiful islands in the Americas, you’re in for a holiday of lifetime discovering cultural, historic and scenic wonders galore.
  • Begin with a memorable sailing of the magnificent Panama Canal, before Puerto Limón and Cartagena de Indias add Hispanic flair to the mix.
  • Seek out Cozumel’s Mayan ruins and fauna-rich coral reefs; uncover the ancient sites of Belize City; and immerse yourself in the peace and paradise of the glorious Caribbean.

From £3,999pp

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Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Departs: Newcastle • Mon 02 May 2022
16 nights • Balmoral • L2211

  • Experience the excitement and traditions of Madeira Flower Festival, and immerse yourself in a fusion of floral colour, fragrance and beauty, on this very special springtime cruise celebration.
  • Explore Madeira’s lush landscapes and tropical gardens too; and seek out horticultural wonders – such as Tenerife’s poison gardens and the cactus gardens of Lanzarote – in the Canaries.
  • You can also delight in the maritime history of La Coruña and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital; and visit Claude Monet’s iconic house and gardens from Honfleur.

From £1,999pp

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American Waterways & Canada in the Fall

American Waterways & Canada in the Fall

Departs: Southampton • Tue 26 Sep 2023
34 nights • Balmoral • L2323

  • Experience the seasonal splendour of North America’s East Coast in the fall, with rare explorations of scenic waterways and visits to remarkable cities in the US and Canada.
  • Admire scenes of autumn-coloured woodlands as you sail the Cape Cod and Chesapeake & Delaware Canals; and enjoy a special journey along the Hudson River.
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York; visit Baltimore, gateway to Washington DC; immerse yourself in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland’s natural beauty; and much more.

From £5,299pp

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