Lisbon Cruises

Balmoral cruising under Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon
Balmoral cruising under Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon

Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. The city was decimated by an earthquake in 1755, and modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.

The city’s bridges include the Ponte 25 de Abril – similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco – and the Ponte Vasco da Gama, which includes over 11km of viaducts.[ReadMoreMob] Lisbon’s many fascinating museums, include the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological [ReadMoreDesk]Museum. 

Lisbon is also a shopper’s paradise, with the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian peninsula – and the elegant Avenidas Novas, full of upmarket shops. Alternatively, there bargains to be had in the local flea market, Campo de Santa Clara. Don't miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.

Cruises to Lisbon

The Canary Islands with Madeira

The Canary Islands with Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Wed 30 Oct 2019
13 nights • Braemar • M1927

  • With Braemar bringing your closer to the best of four beautiful islands, from diverse landscapes to inviting beaches, you can choose to make the most of the Canaries and Madeira’s balmy autumn warmth with unforgettable explorations or hours of blissful relaxation if you wish.
  • Three breathtaking Canary Islands await you: Gran Tarajal, where you could while away a few hours on the warm sands of Jandia Beach; Gran Canaria, with it’s year-round sunshine, rolling sand dunes and gorgeous valleys; and Tenerife, home to the Pyramids of Güímar and magnificent Mount Teide.
  • Funchal is your gateway to Madeira’s resplendent botanical gardens, unique levada walking trails and spectacular Cabo Girão sea cliff, while you could visit Reid’s Hotel for an opulent afternoon tea. If all that wasn’t enough, you’ll head to mainland Spain and Portugal to visit La Coruña and Lisbon, too.

From £899pp

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The Warmth of the Canary Islands

The Warmth of the Canary Islands

Departs: Southampton • Fri 15 Nov 2019
14 nights • Balmoral • L1930

  • You’ll experience the many sides of Spain and Portugal as Balmoral guides you to a collection of diverse destinations. Volcanic landscapes, gorgeous gardens, astonishing natural wonders and more await at five stunning islands, before the delights of two charming mainland cities are revealed.
  • During four days in the Canaries, you can uncover highlights such as La Palma’s San Antonio Volcanic Park; magnificent Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – in Tenerife; the rolling, sun-bathed sand dunes of Gran Canaria; and Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park, home of the Fire Mountains.
  • At Madeira, Portugal’s beautiful ‘Garden Island’, you’ll be afforded time to explore enchanting botanical gardens and the levada walking trails; or head to Cabo Girão for spectacular ocean views. On the mainland, be sure to try authentic tapas in Cádiz and seek-out Lisbon’s architectural gems.

From £999pp

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Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 26 Nov 2019
11 nights • Black Watch • W1927

  • You’re in for inspirational sights and cultural highlights galore, as Black Watch takes you to diverse destinations in Morocco, Spain and Portugal to reveal countless ‘must-visit’ attractions in a collection of magnificent cities.
  • After a relaxing sail south from Liverpool, enjoy five-consecutive days filled with highlights including interesting museums, ancient and architectural wonders, world-famous religious sites and much more besides.
  • You can climb the iconic rock in Gibraltar; marvel at Casablanca’s majestic Hassan II Mosque, or tour to magical Marrakech; enjoy traditional tapas in Cádiz, which is also your gateway to Jerez – ‘sherry capital of the world’; and uncover the monuments and landmarks of Lisbon and Oporto in Portugal.

From £1,499pp

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Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise

Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Sun 22 Dec 2019
15 nights • Black Watch • W1929

  • Packed with highlights, this fantastic cruise in the perfect escape from the winter weather and festive stress back home. You’ll enjoy extended stays at sun-kissed islands, with time to indulge in hours of relaxation or rewarding exploration; and celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style.
  • On board Black Watch, which will be festooned with traditional decorations for this cruise, you’ll feel full of festive spirit as you sail south, celebrating Christmas at sea with food, fun and themed entertainment as Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff take care of everything.
  • The excitement continues with an overnight stay in Madeira on Boxing Day before seeing out 2019 in the Canaries. Make the most of Gran Canaria’s renowned winter warmth; and visit Tenerife for an extended stay to go stargazing at Mount Teide and be part of the island’s New Year Eve celebrations.

From £2,099pp

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Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Sun 22 Dec 2019
15 nights • Balmoral • L1933

  • Savour an unforgettable festive season with a chance to celebrate Christmas at sea; visit stunning destinations for an exciting end to 2019; and welcome the arrival of the New Year in style on this very special cruise to the Canaries, Morocco and Madeira on board
  • You’re in for a wonderful holiday from start to finish, beginning with a magical Christmas celebration on board your ship before calling into Casablanca for a Boxing Day filled with memorable experiences, including a chance to marvel at the Hassan II Mosque and explore bustling local souks.
  • A post-Christmas island-hopping adventure kicks-off in the Canaries, visiting Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. Then it’s on to Madeira to explore botanical gardens and scenic walking trails, and welcome the arrival of 2020 with views of one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays.

From £3,099pp

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Spain, Portugal & Madeira

Spain, Portugal & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
11 nights • Black Watch • W2001

  • While those back home in Britain endure a typically cold, gloomy start to the New Year, you’ll begin 2020 in style visiting charming, attraction-packed cities and beautiful, sun-soaked Atlantic Ocean island on this wonderfully rewarding cruise.
  • In Spain, you’ll visit the gorgeous Galician city of La Coruña for famous landmarks and tours to the spectacular Santiago de Compostela cathedral; while in Portugal, you can delve into the maritime heritage of Lisbon and visit Oporto, famed for its fine architecture and port wine, from Leixoes.
  • An overnight call in Madeira is sure to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday – you can explore gorgeous botanical gardens and seek out the remarkable Cabo Girão sea cliff while enjoying soothing seasonal sunshine; and even enjoy opulent afternoon tea at Funchal’s world-famous Reid’s Hotel.

From £1,299pp

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South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £8,999pp

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Brazilian Discovery

Brazilian Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
23 nights • Balmoral • L2001A

  • Under the guidance of Balmoral, you’ll discover some of South America’s most iconic sights and attractions – from world-famous landmarks to breathtaking beaches – in Brazil and Uruguay.
  • Visit Salvador, home to an enchanting UNESCO-listed Historic Centre; uncover gorgeous golden sands, waterfalls and lush rainforest at Ilhabela; and explore the attraction-packed Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.
  • The pinnacle is an overnight stay in intoxicating Rio de Janeiro, plenty of time to take in Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach, traditional samba beats and much more.

From £3,199pp

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South American Discovery with the Falklands

South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
43 nights • Balmoral • L2001AB

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • Discover Ilhabela’s beaches and lush rainforests, and revel in the icons of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and in Uruguay, explore Montevideo – the culture-rich capital – and glamourous Punta del Este.
  • Enjoy traditional tango in Buenos Aires, or tour to mighty Iguazu Falls; delve into the fascinating history of the Falklands; marvel at the glorious glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Chilean fjords; and uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu on tour in Peru.

From £5,599pp

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Islands of the Canaries

Islands of the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Fri 17 Jan 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2002

  • For an altogether more rewarding and restful start to the New Year, away from the typical cold and gloom back home, join Black Watch on this wonderful winter cruise to sun-drenched islands and fascinating cities in early 2020.
  • Take in beautiful botanical gardens and the Cabo Girão in Madeira; then head to the Canaries to explore the stunning landscapes of pretty La Palma, lunar-like Lanzarote, Gran Canaria – famed for its golden sand beaches and year-round warmth – and Tenerife, home to majestic Mount Teide.
  • After five days of incredible island exploration, your smaller-sized ship takes you to the Andalusian city of Cádiz on the Spanish mainland for sultry flamenco and traditional tapas; then on to Lisbon, Portugal’s attraction-packed capital, with its rich maritime heritage and impressive landmarks.

From £1,799pp

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Authentic Andalusia with the Cádiz Carnival

Authentic Andalusia with the Cádiz Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Feb 2020
13 nights • Black Watch • W2005

  • This very special Andalusian adventure has been perfectly timed to include a call into Cádiz during the ancient city’s spectacular annual carnival, a feast of colour, live music, comedy and much more that you won’t want to miss.
  • With an overnight stay in Cádiz, you’ll have plenty of time to experience all the excitement, fun and festivity in the company of fellow guests and friendly locals – be sure to sample traditional tapas and uncover the city’s plethora of fascinating historical and architectural sites too.
  • Elsewhere, visits to stunning Malaga – birthplace of Pablo Picasso – and ancient Almeria pack in plenty of authentic Andalusian experiences too, while Black Watch will also take you the gorgeous Galician city of Vigo and Lisbon, Portugal’s enchanting capital.

From £1,549pp

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Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History

Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Mar 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2006

  • As Black Watch guides you between gorgeous destinations, you’ll learn of Fred. Olsen historical links to the Canary Islands with chances to visit attractions owned by the Olsen family and find out about Fred. Olsen’s influential role in the Canaries’ thriving export trade.
  • Highlights include the Olsen family-owned Hotel Jardin Tecina in La Gomera and the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar in Tenerife. You could also learn about how Fred. Olsen developed the Banana trade between Tenerife and London’s Canary Wharf.
  • Indulge in pure relaxation and rewarding exploration too – you can delight in the volcanic wonders of La Palma and Lanzarote; relax at the rolling sand dunes of Masapalomas in sun-soaked Gran Canaria; and immerse yourself in the springtime sights and scents of Madeira’s beautiful botanical gardens.

From £1,599pp

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Four Fred's in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

Four Fred's in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

Departs: Southampton • Sat 28 Mar 2020
12 nights • Braemar • M2007

  • For a wonderful start to the spring, Braemar will bring you closer to the highlights of enthralling Spanish and Portuguese destinations; historical landmarks, famous monuments, fantastic museums and much more are yours to uncover in four fantastic cities.
  • Visit La Coruña for architectural gems such as Torre de Hercules and tours to Santiago de Compostela, charming Vigo and Avilés, with its traditional Asturian cider houses, in Spain; and in Portugal, enjoy an overnight stay in Lisbon, with time to pack in the highlights of the capital at your leisure.
  • What’s more, in Madeira, you’ll also be part of the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. Dock alongside Boudicca, Balmoral and Black Watch and experience a memorable day of celebration shared with crew and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet.

From £1,699pp

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Four Fred's in Funchal with Cape Verde

Four Fred's in Funchal with Cape Verde

Departs: Dover • Sun 29 Mar 2020
19 nights • Boudicca • D2008

  • The enchanting towns and volcanic sites of two captivating Cape Verde islands combine with the natural wonders of the Canaries, and Madeira’s beautifully floral landscapes, to present a plethora of diverse sights and experiences.
  • Boudicca will guide you to São Vicente and Santiago Island in Cape Verde, for chances to explore colonial Mindelo, charming Praia and stunning volcanic landscapes; and to Tenerife, where you can visit the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar and Mount Teide, or relax at Playa de Las Americas.
  • 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 Black Watch 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 £2,799pp

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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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Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera

Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera

Departs: Dover • Sun 26 Apr 2020
22 nights • Boudicca • D2010

  • An intoxicating blend of spectacular natural beauty, remarkable history and authentic cultural experiences is sure to sweet you off your feet on this unparalleled Italian exploration.
  • Visit Naples and Civitavecchia, gateway to iconic sites such as Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, the Colosseum; and have a chance to take in the Tuscan treasures of Pisa or Florence on tour from Livorno.
  • In among time ashore in sun-drizzled Sorrento and Amalfi, you’ll witness the Amalfi Coast’s spectacular scenery first-hand; while Portofino and Genoa showcase the delights of the Italian Riviera.

From £2,999pp

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Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 28 Apr 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2012

  • Experience the delights of mainland Portugal and floral Madeira, mixed in with the sun, sand and stunning scenery of two gorgeous Canary Islands for good measure, on this springtime escape.
  • On the mainland, revel in Lisbon’s rich maritime history; discover enticing beaches and stunning scenery on the rugged Algarve coast; and tour to Oporto, for famous wine cellars and glorious riverscapes.
  • In Madeira, you’re in for wonderfully authentic experience: an overnight stay is timed to coincide with Funchal’s annual Flower Festival, a display of fabulous flora, colourful parades and locals dressed in elaborate costume.

From £1,699pp

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Spain & Portugal with Seville Feria Fireworks

Spain & Portugal with Seville Feria Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Tue 28 Apr 2020
10 nights • Braemar • M2010

  • Discover authentic attractions at every turn on this incredible, 10-night cruise to Spain and Portugal, thanks to your smaller ship’s ability to take you closer to the highlights of each city on your itinerary.
  • Sail the gorgeous Guadalquivir River into Seville to catch the Andalusian capital’s spectacular Feria de Abril fireworks and uncover splendid sites such as Plaza de España and Real Alcázar with ease.
  • You’ll also call at charming Cádiz, with its pretty squares and traditional tapas bars, and historic El Ferrol in Spain; and unravel the remarkable maritime history of Portugal’s picturesque capital, Lisbon.

From £1,299pp

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Authentic Flavours of Portugal

Authentic Flavours of Portugal

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 07 Jun 2020
10 nights • Black Watch • W2016

  • Indulge in an authentic taste of Portugal, with chances to sample the country’s famous food and drink, delve into rich maritime history and immerse yourself in unique cultural experiences.
  • You’ll enjoy two days in Lisbon, carefully-planned to allow time to seek-out the capital’s maritime monuments, visit the famous Pasteis de Belém, and even enjoy the annual St Anthony’s Day celebrations.
  • On the sun-kissed Algarve coast, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day in carefree Portimão; while a visit to Leixoes presents an opportunity to visit nearby Oporto, famed for its historic centre and port wines.

From £1,499pp

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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Departs: Southampton • Sun 28 Jun 2020
12 nights • Braemar • M2016

  • Taking you closer to three stunning cities, this thrilling adventure showcases the best of Andalusia, an absorbing region of spectacular scenery, traditional cuisine, incredible architecture and authentic cultures.
  • Docking overnight in the heart of Seville affords time to get under the skin of the Andalusian capital: seek-out significant historical and architectural wonders; and even catch a sultry flamenco show.
  • You can also savour Malaga’s aesthetic and cultural treasures, such as the Alcazaba Fortress and the Picasso Museum; and explore Cádiz, with its fascinating ancient sites and renowned tapas bars.

From £1,649pp

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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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Authentic Portugal

Authentic Portugal

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 07 Oct 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2028

  • Quintessential Portuguese highlights are all yours to uncover, from famous maritime monuments to traditional delicacies and music, as Black Watch guides you to three captivating destinations.
  • In Lisbon, you’re in for a sensory feast – see the Jerónimos Monastery & Tower de Belem, taste authentic egg pastries, catch a performance of Fado music and more during your overnight stay.
  • On the sun-kissed Algarve coast, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day in carefree Portimão; while a visit to Leixoes presents an opportunity to visit nearby Oporto, famed for its historic centre and port wines.

From £1,149pp

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Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Sun 11 Oct 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2027

  • As the autumn takes hold back home, you’ll swap the seasonal gloom for October warmth and get closer to the highlights of sun-dappled islands and historic cities in the western Mediterranean.
  • On Spain’s Mediterranean coast, you can immerse yourself in Cartagena’s rich Roman history; and revel in the vibrant atmosphere and stunning architecture – including the iconic Sagrada Familia – of Barcelona.
  • Ibiza and Menorca offer inviting beaches, unspoilt scenery and historical sites, while Marseille – with its trendy boutiques, galleries and architectural gems – adds a French flavour to your adventure.

From £1,999pp

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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Departs: Southampton • Sat 31 Oct 2020
11 nights • Braemar • M2029

  • Discover quintessential highlights all the way on this Andalusian adventure, with Braemar sailing size-restricted waterways and bringing you closer to three stunning cities in one of Spain’s most breathtaking regions.
  • Your smaller ship will navigate the gorgeous Guadalquivir River to Seville, where you can seek-out historical and architectural gems such as Alcázar Palace; sample traditional tapas; and even catch a sultry flamenco show.
  • There’s also visits to Malaga, overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures; and Cádiz, for fascinating ancient sites, beautiful coastal scenery, tempting tapas and tours to Jerez – ‘sherry capital of the world’.

From £1,349pp

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Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Departs: Southampton • Mon 02 Nov 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2027

  • As the weather turns back home, you can savour soothing warmth, spectacular vistas, sweet scents and delicious flavours as you take in beautiful Madeira and three charming cities in Spain and Portugal.
  • Revel in the vibrant colours and floral fragrance of botanical gardens; uncover the levada walking trails and Cabo Girão sea cliff; and indulge with famous Madeiran wine, during an overnight stop at Funchal.
  • There’s a wealth of attractions to discover on the mainland too, including the stunning Santiago de Compostela cathedral; Oporto’s port wine cellars; and Lisbon’s plethora of historic maritime monuments.

From £1,249pp

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Idyllic Islands of the Caribbean

Idyllic Islands of the Caribbean

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 06 Nov 2020
32 nights • Black Watch • W2031

  • Hopping between breathtaking destinations, you’ll experience the best of the Caribbean, uncovering classic island favourites alongside some lesser-known, idyllic gems on this incredible journey.
  • Enjoy laidback vibes and authentic rum in Barbados; see St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons; explore unspoilt, sparsely populated Mayreau; and gain an insight into the life of cocoa farmers in Grenada.
  • Revel in the postcard-perfect scenes of Bequia; indulge with ‘proper’ Caribbean flavours of rum and creole cuisine in Martinique and Guadeloupe; ride the famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and take you pick of Antigua’s legendary beaches.

From £3,699pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Wed 11 Nov 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2030

  • As temperatures begin to plummet in the UK, you’ll indulge in soothing warmth and discover astonishing wonders as Braemar brings you closer to four breathtaking islands in Macaronesia.
  • In the Canaries, you could take in the Pyramids of Güímar and mighty Mount Teide in Tenerife; seek-out Gran Canaria’s oasis-like sand dunes and verdant forests; explore Lanzarote’s lunar-like landscapes; and much more.
  • There’s a day in gorgeous Madeira too: perhaps trail the island’s unique levada walking routes; absorb the vibrant colours and sweet scents of tropical gardens; or take in spectacular ocean views from Cabo Girão – one of the world’s highest sea cliffs.

From £1,499pp

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Canaries & Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower

Canaries & Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 08 Dec 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2032

  • Escape to Portugal, the Canaries and Madeira for a relaxing and rewarding pre-Christmas getaway filled with the sun, sea, sand and sights of breathtaking islands and attraction-packed cities.
  • An overnight stay in Funchal is an undoubted highlight, affording an opportunity to explore lush landscapes and botanical gardens before watching for the darting lights of magical Geminid Meteor Showers at night.
  • In the Canaries, there’s time to discover the volcanic wonders of Tenerife and Lanzarote; while on the Portuguese coast, Lisbon and Oporto await with their iconic landmarks, riverscapes and traditional flavours.

From £1,499pp

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Portugal & Spain Discovery

Portugal & Spain Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Wed 09 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2031

  • Visiting captivating cities in Spain and Portugal, you’re in for a rewarding pre-Christmas escape filled with fascinating history and culture, authentic flavours and enchanting festive decoration and celebration.
  • Explore Lisbon’s rich maritime heritage and sample traditional egg tarts at the famous Pasteis de Belém by day, and enjoy a memorable evening exploring the Portuguese capital’s Christmas light-adorned streets.
  • Head to Oporto from Leixões for world-famous port wines, charming historic districts and stunning riverside scenes; and take the opportunity to tour to Santiago de Compostela from La Coruña.

From £899pp

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Canaries Christmas & New Year

Canaries Christmas & New Year

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Dec 2020
15 nights • Balmoral • L2033

  • Sailing to the gorgeous, sun-kissed islands of the Canaries and Madeira to uncover a seemingly endless list of highlights, you’ll experience a magical, memorable and laidback festive season.
  • Spend Christmas at sea, indulging with delicious food, festivity and fantastic entertainment; then enjoy a relaxing and rewarding Boxing Day exploring the scenic trails and floral gardens of Madeira.
  • In the Canaries, visits to four spectacular destinations renowned for their year-round warmth, breathtaking beaches and volcanic landscapes culminates with a spectacular New Year’s celebration in Tenerife.

From £2,299pp

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Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 22 Dec 2020
15 nights • Black Watch • W2033

  • Escape to the sunnier climes of southern Spain, the Canaries and Madeira for a magical festive season filled with unforgettable sights, experiences and spectacular celebrations.
  • You’ll enjoy a care-free, relaxing Christmas at sea with all the trimmings; spend Boxing Day is laidback Cádiz; and celebrate the arrival of 2021 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira.
  • You’ll be able to explore to your hearts content among the volcanic landscapes and inviting beaches of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife; and discover the iconic landmarks and traditional flavours of Lisbon and Oporto too.

From £2,599pp

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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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Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Jan 2021
18 nights • Balmoral • L2103

  • Immerse yourself in the colourful history and culture of Cape Verde; discover the iconic attractions of sun-kissed Canary Islands; and enjoy time to explore picturesque Portugal, on this epic 18-night adventure.
  • Be captivated by the African and Portuguese influences of Praia and Mindelo, where you can unearth fascinating archaeology, browse bustling authentic markets, indulge in traditional music, and much more.
  • In the Canaries, a smorgasbord of highlights await with calls to Tenerife and Lanzarote, including mighty Mount Teide and Timanfaya National Park; while there are chances to explore Madeira, Lisbon and Oporto too.

From £1,999pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Mar 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2105

  • Recover from the long, cold winter with an indulgent island-hopping adventure in early spring, visiting five diverse destinations for soothing seasonal warmth, spectacular scenery and plenty of attractions.
  • Start things off with the lush, verdant landscapes, sweet smelling tropical gardens, and scenic trails of Madeira; then visit four breathtaking Canary Islands on consecutive days.
  • You can explore biosphere reserves and stargaze at La Palma; take in Tenerife’s Pyramids of Güímar and mighty Mount Teide; revel in Gran Canaria’s renowned warmth; and trail Lanzarote’s astonishing, lunar-like landscapes.

From £1,499pp

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Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

Departs: Southampton • Sat 20 Mar 2021
12 nights • Braemar • M2106

  • Cultural delights, traditional cuisine, spectacular scenery and striking architecture: Andalusia is bursting is with authentic highlights, and you’ll get closer to the very best of them aboard.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous, size-restricted Guadalquivir River to the heart of Seville, where a feast of historical and architectural gems such as Alcázar Palace, traditional tapas and sultry flamenco awaits.
  • There’s also visits to Malaga, overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures; and Cádiz, for fascinating ancient sites, beautiful coastal scenery, tempting tapas and tours to Jerez – ‘sherry capital of the world’.

From £1,499pp

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Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Apr 2021
25 nights • Braemar • M2109

  • An outstanding voyage specially crafted to show you some of Greece’s most unique and authentic sights and experiences, this cruise is packed with the diverse highlights of an array of stunning destinations.
  • The archaeological wonders of ancient towns, cultural and historical gems, beautiful beaches, postcard-perfect scenery and much more – your smaller-sized ship will bring you closer to it all with visits to gorgeous islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Kefallonia.
  • The pièce de résistance is a simply unforgettable scenic cruise of the narrow Corinth Canal aboard Braemar, the longest ship to pass between this incredible waterway’s imposing, carefully carved cliffs.

From £4,499pp

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