Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada city and Atlantic ocean coast on Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Ponta Delgada city and Atlantic ocean coast on Sao Miguel Island, Azores
The astonishing Lagoon of the Seven Cities

Ponta Delgada, the main town on the island of São Miguel, is the capital of the Azores archipelago of Portugal. The town’s cosmopolitan atmosphere belies its 500 year history, and the surrounding island boasts beautiful lakes, mountains, sandy beaches and the stunning crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano.

A fine collection of buildings, narrow cobbled streets and squares, are a firm reminder that this was once a key staging post between Europe and the Americas.[ReadMoreMob] Intermingled are cool parks, enchanting squares, a modern marina, restaurants and waterside cafés. Its lakeside, whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs look out to enchanting mountain plains.

The striking, three-arched city gates, Portas da Cidade – which once stood in the harbour and now reside in Gonçalo Velho Cabral Square, were dedicated to the Portuguese navigator who discovered the Azores. [ReadMoreDesk]The Gothic Church of St. Sebastian and The Convent and Chapel of Our Lady of Hope, which is home to a revered image of Christ, are both worth uncovering. The Carlos Machado Museum offers diverse artefacts of Azorean culture, while Igreja Matriz Church, with its splendid clock tower, is one of many beautifully ornate towers to be found.

The ‘Green Island’ also offers canoeing and other sports activities on lakes located in the craters of its dormant volcanoes. The island’s beauty can also be enjoyed by horse riding or cycling.

Cruises to Ponta Delgada

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American Waterways & Canada in the Fall • L2323

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 26 Sep 2023
34 nights
  • Experience the splendour of North America’s East Coast
  • Admire scenes of autumn-coloured woodlands
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York
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Around the World in 80 Days • S2305

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 23 Feb 2023
79 nights
  • See Cherry Blossom in bloom in Japan
  • Experience three Hawaiian Islands
  • Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun
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Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2221

 Dover
Bolette
Thu 01 Sep 2022
13 nights
  • Search for Whales with guidance from ORCA
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
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Scenic Islands of the Azores • S2227

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 17 Oct 2022
11 nights
  • Join ORCA conservationists as they look out for whales
  • Visit dramatic volcanic crater lakes in Ponta Delgada
  • Explore the pretty town of Cobh
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Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2227

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 26 Oct 2022
14 nights
  • Look out for native whales with the help of ORCA
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
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Around the World in 80 Days from Liverpool • S230405

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 21 Feb 2023
81 nights
  • See Cherry Blossom in bloom in Japan
  • Experience three Hawaiian Islands
  • Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic • L2301

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 05 Jan 2023
78 nights
  • An unforgettable South American & Antarctic discovery
  • Revel in the sights and cultural highlights of iconic cities
  • Witness the wonders of the Galapagos, Andes and Patagonia 
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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
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Volcanic Islands of the Canaries, Azores & Madeira • T2327

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 14 Oct 2023
15 nights
  • Revel in the dramatic nature and unique beauty of volcanic Atlantic islands
  • Take in vast crater lakes, towering mountains and geothermal springs in the Azores
  • See the famous volcanic sites of the Canaries and Madeira, such as Mount Teide
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Classic Caribbean Islands • S2324

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 15 Nov 2023
29 nights
  • Cuisine, culture, natural beauty and breahtaking beaches - experience the best of the Caribbean
  • Sample Caribbean rum in Barbados, and learn about cocoa and sugar cane farming in Grenada and St Kitts
  • Relax on the sands of Antigua, witness the volcanic wonders of St Lucia and Dominica, and much more
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Transatlantic Voyage to the Caribbean Islands • M2330

 Southampton
Braemar
Sun 03 Dec 2023
16 nights
  • Escape the British winter and enjoy a well-earned break in the Caribbean
  • Capture the beauty of gorgeous island landscapes and relax on paradise beaches
  • Sample authentic Caribbean culture, flavours and delve into rich history
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Transatlantic voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean • M233031

 Southampton
Braemar
Sun 03 Dec 2023
30 nights
  • Swap the winter gloom for Caribbean sunshine, scenery and Christmas celebrations
  • Relax on beautiful beaches, discover volcanic lands, look out for whales and more
  • Enjoy Christmas on board Braemar and, after exploring Havana, welcome 2024 in the Cuban capital
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Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic • M240506

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
25 nights
  • Experience Cuban traditions
  • Sail the Atlantic and uncover Andalusian delights
  • Delve into the history of a collection of ancient Balkan cities
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Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic & Corinth Canal • M240507

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
35 nights
  • A unique cruise combining Caribbean and Greek Islands
  • Experience Havana to the full 
  • On Braemar, sail through Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal
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Cuba Transatlantic to explore the Mediterranean Islands and Corinth Canal • M240509

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
57 nights
  • A journey to the Caribbean, Balkan and Mediterranean 
  • Sample Caribbean and Mediterranean beauty and culture
  • Navigate the Corinth Canal and cross the Atlantic
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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
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The Azores with the Fleet in Funchal • S2323

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 01 Nov 2023
14 nights
  • Be part of a memorable day of celebration at the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event
  • Experience the remarkable beauty and diversity of the volcanic Azores
  • Enjoy time to explore Madeira, uncover Lisbon’s history and visit Oporto too
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Natural Wonders & Wildlife of the Azores & Madeira • T2408

 Liverpool
Bolette
Fri 19 Apr 2024
14 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
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Cuba Transatlantic to Spain • M2405

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
15 nights
  • Experience the culture and beauty of the Caribbean 
  • Revel in the authentic highlights of Havana
  • Sail the Atlantic, stopping at the Azores en route
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Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic, Corinth Canal & Greek Islands • M240508

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
45 nights
  • Discover Caribbean, Balkan and Greek islands
  • Explore Havana and take in the sights of Dubrovnik and Split
  • Navigate Greece’s Corinth Canal aboard Braemar
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.