Cruise
Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth ex Southampton Return
Ship: Balmoral
Selected Sailing Date: 05 Jan 2019
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Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
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Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

The sunshine and scenery of beautiful Macaronesian islands awaits you on this relaxing and rejuvenating winter escape. As the new year begins you’ll discover golden beaches, breathtaking natural wonders and stunning landscapes, and enjoy 14 nights on board Balmoral – a wonderful way to recover from the fun, excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive period.

The first of five gorgeous islands on your itinerary is Madeira. With its lush landscapes and vibrant botanical gardens, the Portuguese ‘garden island’ begs to be explored. You could take in the floral scenes of the fragrant Monte Palace Tropical Garden, which is accessed by cable car from Funchal; or perhaps explore the unique Levada trails and uncover lush-green scenery and incredible vistas. In the Canaries you’ll experience the very best of this sun-soaked archipelago with calls into four inviting islands. On the ‘pretty island’ of La Palma, you’ll have the chance to see the soaring San Antonio Volcano; or savour a taste of the island’s local wines at the welcoming town of Fuencaliente on tours from Santa Cruz, while Santa Cruz de Tenerife is your gateway to the countless highlights of the largest Canary Island. The mysterious Pyramids of Güímar are the perfect place to while away a couple of hours in the sunshine; and riding a cable car up mighty Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – is an unforgettable experience. Of course, a full day in Tenerife will afford time to relax on the island’s glorious beaches too.

In Gran Canaria – an island renowned for its year-round tropical climate – you can take in the mix of fine architecture in Las Palmas’ charming Vagueta district; or delve deeper to discover picturesque towns such as Puerto de Mogán and Santa Brígida, boasting pretty streets lined with eucalyptus and flower-adorned houses. Alternatively you might prefer to unwind on the oasis-like sands of Maspalomas Beach. Whatever you choose to do you’re sure to forget about the cold, wet weather back home as you bask in the soothing warmth. A short stop at Gran Tarajal on the island of Fuerteventura will offer you your final chance to sample the authentic Canarian culture, or simply enjoy a couple of hours of sunbathing. Before and after your island-hopping adventures Balmoral will also head to the shores of mainland Spain and Portugal and sail into two culture-rich, attraction-packed cities. Discover the architectural delights of historic La Coruña, including the Torre de Hercules lighthouse and the striking facades of Maria Pita Square; and explore Lisbon on foot, via the tram or even on a tuk-tuk tour to uncover the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery and much more.

Highlights of this cruise:

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

La Coruna, Spain
La Coruna is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Bay of Coruna.

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