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

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Departs: Dover • Thu 25 Mar 2021
14 nights • Bolette • T2106

  • Experience the seemingly endless rewards of the hard-to-reach Azores, as Bolette 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 £1,649pp

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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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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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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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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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Voyage from the Caribbean to the Med

Voyage from the Caribbean to the Med

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
15 nights • Braemar • M2206

  • Indulge in a taste of Caribbean paradise, with opportunities to seek-out natural wonders, explore spellbinding landscapes and relax on glorious beaches.
  • Feel St Vincent’s black sands between your toes; discover the thick rainforest and volcanic peaks in Guadeloupe; and spend a full day enjoy St Maarten’s soothing sunshine.
  • After a visit to St Kitts, for a chance to ride the island’s famous scenic railway, there’s also a magical cruise across the Atlantic, stopping in the Azores and Gibraltar along the way.

From £1,899pp

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Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
27 nights • Braemar • M220607

  • A unique cruise adventure featuring a rare combination of Caribbean and Adriatic sights and highlights, with a magical transatlantic crossing included for good measure.
  • Seek out a slice of Caribbean paradise; feel St Vincent’s black sands between your toes, discover Guadeloupe’s volcanic scenery, ride the famous St Kitts railway and much more.
  • In the Adriatic, cruise the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; immerse yourself in ancient history in Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split; and visit Venice, for iconic landmarks, canals and gondolas

From £3,299pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
37 nights • Braemar • M220608

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, you’ll navigate the Corinth Canal; and get to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the ancient city of Athens too.

From £5,049pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
59 nights • Braemar • M220610

  • Discover the sights and highlights of the Caribbean, Adriatic and Greek Islands, join a spectacular Spanish celebration, and experience unforgettable scenic cruising on one incredible itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise the remarkable Corinth Canal and uncover iconic ancient sites; then in Spain, visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.

From £7,899pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
47 nights • Braemar • M220609

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £6,649pp

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Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands

Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 19 Apr 2022
17 nights • Borealis • S2210

  • With the help of ORCA, look out for various species of whale living freely in the deep blue Atlantic waters surrounding the contrasting islands of Iceland and the Azores.
  • Revel in the astonishing beauty of Azorean volcanos, crater lakes and vibrant valleys, and the drama of awe-inspiring Icelandic scenery boasting soaring mountains, sheer cliffs and stunning waterways.
  • Delve into rich history and culture, with time ashore to explore fascinating historic quarters, traditional fishing ports and an exciting, cosmopolitan capital city.

From £2,399pp

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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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