14
Nights
29 Oct
2018

Islands of the Canaries

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral

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Day 1 - Mon 29 Oct 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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  • Fully ABTA and ATOL Protected
  • Complete Financial Protection
  • Quality Cruise holidays at Exceptional Prices

Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1
29 Oct 2018
    Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.
2
30 Oct 2018
At Sea
3
31 Oct 2018
At Sea
4
01 Nov 2018
  12:00am Leixoes, Portugal
At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade. With origins dating back to the 5th century, there is plenty to see in this town that was named European Capital of Culture in 2001. Stroll the Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia across the river. Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe and seafood while here is highly recommended.
5
02 Nov 2018
At Sea
6
03 Nov 2018
At Sea
7
04 Nov 2018
  12:00am Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
The Canary archipelago was sculpted by a period of intense volcanic activity; its islands possess a stark, near lunar beauty. Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the group and is often described as the 'Round Island' for its near-circular shape. Las Palmas, its capital, is also the largest city in the Canaries numbering some 500,000 inhabitants. Despite the seemingly inhospitable landscape, farmers in Gran Canaria's Angostura Valley cultivate abundant crops of tomatoes, onions, melons, and figs. Moreover the island's climates, lack of rainfall, and fine beaches have long drawn Europeans seeking the winter sun.
8
05 Nov 2018
  12:00am Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands. Its most famous attraction is an enormous volcanic crater 30 miles (48 km) around, out of which Mount Teide soars to a height of 12,200 ft. A cable car provides transportation to the top, for a breathtaking panorama of islands afloat in a blue sea. Santa Cruz is perfect for exploration on foot, with wide avenues, excellent examples of modernist architecture, sophisticated shops, and an oasis of birdsong, fountains, and greenery in the city park. An open-air sculpture garden exhibits the work of contemporary artists amidst palm trees and the lushness of tropical foliage.
9
06 Nov 2018
  12:00am Santa Cruz, Spain
Santa Cruz de La Palma became an important trading post between Spain and the Americas. This wealthy past has left its legacy in palaces, colonial buildings and sumptuous merchants' houses in the Old Quarter of the town. The Town Hall was built during the reign of Phillip II, whose image has pride of place on the facade, while the inside has fabulous coffered ceilings. Around the town are cafes and bars offering local dishes, many made with tiny potatoes, cooked in their skins and served with different sauces.
10
07 Nov 2018
  12:00am Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Much painted by Sir Winston Churchill, Madeira has been offering the British visitor a warm welcome for three centuries, its famous wine the perfect aid to total relaxation! 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.
11
08 Nov 2018
At Sea
12
09 Nov 2018
  12:00am Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, the cultural centre and capital of Portugal, is located at the mouth of the Tagus River. The port's strategic location brought about Portugal's great wave of exploration during the 15th century. Trade routes from the east brought rich and varied spices, textiles and foreign influences. Today, the soaring, mile-and-a-half-long 25th of April Bridge greets you as you enter the harbour.
13
10 Nov 2018
At Sea
15
12 Nov 2018
  12:00am Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.