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Madeira, Lisbon & the Canaries

Madeira, Lisbon & the Canaries Cruise

30 October 2016 | 13 Nights

Cruise Information
Departure Port: Southampton, UK
Departure Date: 30 October 2016
Duration: 13 nights
Ship: Balmoral
Cruise Code: L1627
Price From: £1,299pp

Cruise Line: Fred Olsen


Set sail for 13-nights of sun-kissed relaxation on this glorious Canary Islands cruise. Enjoy a day in fragrant Funchal and relax amongst the dense forests and the stunning botanical gardens of beautiful Madeira before spending four sun-drenched days in the Canaries. Visit Tenerife and enjoy the soothing warm weather on the incredible golden beaches or head El Teide National Park to explore the stunning landscape which is dominated by the 12,000ft peak of Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide.

Gran Canaria’s year round warmth means it’s always appealing and Las Palmas’s interesting mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Neo-Classical architecture is wonderful to explore under the glorious Canarian sunshine. Bring your tour of the Canaries to an exciting close in Arrecife, Lanzarote on a 4x4 Jeep adventure tour, or head into the Timanfaya National Park to explore the unique lunar-like landscapes of the ‘Fire Mountains’. 


October 2016 Sun 30 Late PM Southampton, UK

Southampton, UK

We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.

November 2016 Thu 03 Early AM Late PM Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

Fri 04 Early PM Late Night Santa Cruz de La Palma

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in the entire archipelago.

Santa Cruz must do

  • Marvel at La Palma’s stunning and varied landscapes
  • Admire the beautiful flora found on the island
  • Discover the spectacular and unique laurel forest 
  • Learn how rum is produced, before enjoying a sample!
Sat 05 Early AM Late Night Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife’s wonderful climate and resorts have been attracting tourism for decades and rightly so. Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is a must.

Sun 06 Early AM Late Night Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Benefitting from Gran Canaria's gorgeous climate and year-round warmth, Las Palmas is one of the Canary Island's most popular destinations, attracting thousands of sun-seekers every year who visit the island to relax on the abundance of golden-sand beaches and immerse themselves in the diverse range of cultures.

Mon 07 Early AM Late PM Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife is the gateway to the island of Lanzarote.

Arrecife, Lanzarote must do

  • Discover the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park
  • Enjoy an optional unique camel ride around the foot of one of the volcanoes in the park
  • View the awe-inspiring salt flats of Janubio
  • Enjoy a spot of wine tasting in the La Geria region
Wed 09 Early AM Late PM Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

Sat 12 Early AM Southampton, UK


Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred.’s renowned personal, attentive service. 

A range of dining options are available on Balmoral, with mouth-watering menus to suit all tastes on offer in the elegant restaurants; and the fantastic selection of bars and lounges are perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner drink, sumptuous afternoon tea and superb entertainment. The Marquee Bar has its very own evening Gin Menu, including a variety of premium gins; while the Observatory Lounge offers spectacular panoramic views from the bow of the ship and a glass dance floor designed for late-night entertainment. The broad spiral staircase at the heart of the ship is one of Balmoral’s key features, as is the stunning walkway towards the beautiful Ballindalloch Restaurant, where you can admire photographs and paintings from Fred.’s private collection.

There’s also a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, and the serene Atlantis Spa, where guests can treat themselves to a range of treatments from manicures to massages – the perfect holiday indulgence. Balmoral also features two swimming pools and bubbling Jacuzzis, ideal for keeping fit and for relaxing in the sunshine.