Praia da Vitoria Cruises

Port in Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores, Portuga
Port in Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores, Portuga

Pretty Praia da Vitoria, the former capital of the Azores, is a town steeped in history. Originally heavily fortified, Praia has a fascinating historic quarter, and a stunning natural harbour that’s overlooked by the impressive 16th century Fort of Santa Catarina.

Translated as the Beach of the Victory, Praia da Vitoria is a popular destination thanks to a bustling, modern harbour, vibrant town centre and gorgeous sandy beaches.The pick of which is the uncrowded Praia Grande, which is a safe, dark sand beach with barely any waves.[ReadMoreMob]

Praia’s centre has a pleasant pedestrian zone with many attractive shops and some notable historic buildings that deserve a glance. The most notable monuments include the imposing bell towers of 15th century Igreja Matriz de Santa Cruz and the stunning Town Hall in the main square.

Cruises to Praia da Vitoria

Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores Lake of Sete Cidades from Vista do Rei viewpoint in Sao Miguel, Azores

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
View of Sete Cidades, Azores, Portuga View of Sete Cidades, Azores, Portuga View of Sete Cidades, Azores, Portuga

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
Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background

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
Dolphins swimming in the sea, Azores Dolphins swimming in the sea, Azores Dolphins swimming in the sea, Azores

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
Sete Cidades, Azores Sete Cidades, Azores Sete Cidades, Azores

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
View of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal View of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal View of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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
Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal

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
Humpback whale breaching off the coast, Azores Humpback whale breaching off the coast, Azores Humpback whale breaching off the coast, Azores

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