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MAGIC OF THE CANARIES

Exploring mountains, volcanoes and gorges of the Canaries.

Our cruises to the Canary Islands also take in the Portuguese ports of Madeira and Lisbon, and some include North Africa’s Casablanca or Agadir. These cruises really show what Cruise & Walk is all about. New islands every day offer superb mountain walking in an ideal climate. Volcanic islands with a mixture of forested slopes, high-level trails, combined with bizarre rock & sand landscapes plus some city sights too.

Our unique shore walks and excursions include:

Tenerife: Dominated by 3000m Mt Teide, we walk in the Canadas National Park through the beautiful desert-like terrain.

La Palma: An island separated in two by a dramatic ridge. We walk along a spectacular high level trail with views of the 120 volcanoes on the island.

La Gomera: Our walk on this remote island is along a dramatic ridge in the drier southern part of the island through remote scenery, or along the Playa la Guancha coast.

Gran Canaria: A mini continent due to its mixture of climates, our time on this island is spent descending through pine woods, barrancos and small hamlets.

Lanzarote: An island with a stark volcanic landscape where we walk along the cliffs in the south of the island between long sandy beaches.

Madeira: Our countryside walk takes us high up into the mountains on the levadas, water channels which allow the rains to irrigate the comparatively dry south.

Lisbon: A local guide takes us through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town’s romantically named districts, including Belém and Alfama.

Agadir: We walk through the Oued Massa nature reserve adjacent to the Atlantic, returning to Agadir, including a visit to a souk en route.

Please note that ports may differ between individual departures, please check the itinerary link against your chosen departure in the Dates, Prices & Holiday Information Sheet tab.


WALKING GRADES


The walking programme will be made up of both full and half day walks. Ascents and descents may be steeper (for example, UK Coastal paths or Canary Islands). Tracks and paths may be steeper and rougher, with cumulative ascents and descents occasionally up to 600m. This holiday will include some active sightseeing when on land.




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    Magic of the Canaries (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    21 Dec 2017
    Nights
    16
    Grades
    Grade 4/SS
    Depart From
    Embarkation at Southampton Port
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    Available
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    £2,225
    Magic of the Canaries (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    06 Jan 2018
    Nights
    14
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    Grade 4/SS
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    Embarkation at Southampton Port
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    £1,430
  • Accommodation
    Balmoral

    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. The comfortable cabins, excellent cuisine, friendly attentive crew and on board facilities are second to none. On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, internet room and restaurants.

    The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board. After dinner there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Choose from the Neptune Lounge for an evening show or perhaps head to the Lido bar for an after dinner drink and to enjoy the resident band. Or maybe even try your hand at the Casino! 

    Our accommodation is in twin and single cabins with shower and wc. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Balmoral has a non-smoking policy for all areas of the ship. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin (normally on the Atlantic Deck) unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Those booking single cabins may not necessarily be allocated a twin cabin for sole use. Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. 

    Balmoral operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Balmoral is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop. Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise – see the Currency section for more details. Deck plans for the Balmoral can be viewed at the following address: http://www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/our-cruise-ships/balmoral/deck-plans/balmoral

     

    Boudicca

    Boudicca oozes a sense of class, style and elegance not seen or experienced on modern megaships and floating theme parks. On this sister ship to Black Watch, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience.

    Up to 880 guests can cruise in pure comfort and with a crew of 329 on board you will enjoy a personal, attentive service, catering to your every want and need. Enjoy ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities. Indulge yourself with delicious dinners in the Four Seasons, Tintagel or the Heligan Room restaurants; take a dip in one of the three heated pools; watch a show in the Neptune Lounge; simply relax on the Sun Deck; enjoy al fresco dining at The Grill and much more without ever feeling overcrowded.

    Boudicca has a range of shops where you can indulge in some duty free retail therapy, or stock up on the essentials. Lectures and classes are available in the bars and lounges, which change to the best in entertainment at night. Live shows, stand up-comedy and musician and singers entertain through the evenings and into the night.

    For blissful relaxation there is a spa (may be an extra charge) and a library where you can enjoy a good book. Or if you’re feeling more vigorous, take a work out at the ships own gym or use the golf nets.

     

  • What's Included

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.


  • Holiday Highlights
    • La Palma’s Ruta de los Volcanes - a spectacular high-level trail
    • The stark volcanic landscape of Lanzarote
    • Gran Canaria known as a miniature continent

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    Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code

    Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.

    Drinks Inclusive package

    A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £20 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).


  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    For our holidays which sail from the UK, departure ports vary, please see the individual itineraries for details.

    Flights are available from London Gatwick for our fly-cruises.

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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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