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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira Cruise

  • Departure DateMon 1st Mar 2021
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral
  • 13 Night Cruise From Southampton
  • Cruise Only From £1,499 pp

Itinerary

  • Southampton
  • Funchal
  • La Palma
  • Tenerife
  • Gran Canaria
  • Lanzarote
  • Lisbon
  • Southampton

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Sail From UK
£1,499
£1,799
£3,049

Sailing from the UK - cruise based on sailing from Southampton, call to discuss transportation options.
Voyage Code: L2105

Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award Winners 2020

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

I have booked a few times with Scotland's Cruise Centre and always found the customer service to be excellent. Staff are always friendly and keen to find the best deal for you .

Mr McGinily / December 2020

Great service

Very helpful with enquiries after I’d made my Booking. If person I’d been dealing with was not available then another member of staff helped instead

Mrs Thomson / November 2020

Cruise Kings Excels Once Again

Once again our 2022 cruise bookings were handled effortlessly by Cruise Kings. In addition to this, Alana McEwan has worked tirelessly in order to resolve the issues surrounding our cancelled 2020 cruises & the headaches Future Cruise Credit's have caused. I can't thank her enough for everything she has done & for keeping me updated throughout. It has been a relief that I have been able to leave this in Alana's capable hands as opposed to dealing with the Cruise Company directly. It has been one less thing for me to worry about this year. I would highly recommend Cruise Kings (and indeed I do!) to anyone who is thinking of booking a cruise.

Mrs Waller / November 2020

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Day 1 - Southampton

Arrive: Mon 01 March 2021 / Depart: Mon 01 March 2021 at 16:30

Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Funchal

Arrive: Fri 05 March 2021 / Depart: Fri 05 March 2021

The picturesque whitewashed capital of this mountainous Portuguese island, 350 miles off the coast of Africa, 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. 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!

Day 6 - La Palma

Arrive: Sat 06 March 2021 / Depart: Sat 06 March 2021

Our tour will take us to the oldest part of the island and its lush vegetation. From Santa Cruz de La Palma, we will go to the viewpoint Mirador de San Bartolo de La Glaga, situated right on the edge of two deep-cut gorges. Our tour will take us to the oldest part of the island and its lush vegetation. From Santa Cruz de La Palma, we will go to the viewpoint Mirador de San Bartolo de La Glaga, situated right on the edge of two deep-cut gorges. From here we travel north to the evergreen forest Los Tilos, where there are many indigenous plats of the island, such as the Canarian holly tree, heather, strawberry tree and the Canarian bellflower. Continuing, we visit the attractive little town of Los Sauces. An aperitif is served in a typical Canarian restaurant, then we are given a little free time before we head down the coast; there is an optional walk through a banana plantation, whilst enjoying a panoramic view of the steep coast and natural seawater pools called ‘Charco Azul'. On the return journey, we will pass through San Andrés. There is some optional walking over uneven ground involved in this tour, approximately 1 hour, as well as a few steps to be negotiated.

Day 7 - Tenerife

Arrive: Sun 07 March 2021 / Depart: Sun 07 March 2021

The lively, cosmopolitan capital of the largest of the Canaries, Santa Cruz has much of architectural and historical interest to offer. Easily reached are the elegant beach resort of Puerto de la Cruz, the lively leisure complex of Playa de las Americas, the banana and pineapple plantations of the beautiful Orotava Valley, and the stunning volcanic scenery and views of El Teide National Park, dominated by the 12,000ft snow-tipped peak of Spain's highest mountain. From Santa Cruz we drive inland to La Laguna, the islands second city as well as the cultural and religious capital. Driving through pine forests affords the occasional glimpse of snow capped Mount Teide before arriving at the 'Pyramids of Guimar'. Since 1981, famous anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl has been investigating the step pyramids in Guimar similar to those found in Mexico, Peru and ancient Mesopotamia. The park provides an interesting insight into the theories surrounding their origin.

Day 8 - Gran Canaria

Arrive: Mon 08 March 2021 / Depart: Mon 08 March 2021

The thriving capital of Gran Canaria, third largest island of the Canaries, Las Palmas is within easy reach of the famous Playa del Ingles beach and the magnificent palm-fringed and Sahara-like dunes of Maspalomas. In quieter corners of the island attractive old towns like Teror and Arucas (the latter the island's ‘banana capital') invite exploration, while inland Gran Canaria's fretted volcanic landscapes of gorges, craters and mountains rising to 6,500ft offer memorable sightseeing.

Day 9 - Lanzarote

Arrive: Tue 09 March 2021 / Depart: Tue 09 March 2021

Arrecife is the gateway to the island of Lanzarote, whose desolate yet dramatic lunar-like landscapes and coal-black sand beaches were shaped by 18th century volcanic eruptions. Ride by camel to the still hissing rocks of the great ‘Fire Mountains' in Timanfaya National Park – then cool down with a glass or two of wine and delicious paella in a local seafront restaurant!

Day 10 - At Sea

Day 11 - Lisbon

Arrive: Thu 11 March 2021 / Depart: Thu 11 March 2021

It was from historic Lisbon, built on seven low hills beside the wide Tagus estuary, that some of Europe's greatest explorers set sail in pursuit of the riches that built Portugal's former global empire in the New World, Africa and the Indies. Memories of that glorious past linger amid the grand avenues and elegant squares of the attractive capital's 18th century lower town - a vivid contrast with the colourful honeycomb of cobbled streets in the old Moorish Alfama quarter and the bohemian mood of the hilly Bairro Alto.

Day 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - At Sea

Day 14 - Southampton

Arrive: Sun 14 March 2021 at 06:00 / Depart: Sun 14 March 2021

Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Balmoral From Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Balmoral is the largest of our ocean-going cruise ships, yet is still small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas which have been extensively refitted and improved as part of Fred. Olsen's fleet-wide refurbishment programme, Show less Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. And, as our guests have come to expect, there is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board

Ship Cabins

2 Bedded Room

Interior Cabin

Guaranteed Interior Higher

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Interior Lower

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Interior Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5. It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3 It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Higher

Interior Higher

Interior Lower Grade

Interior lower grade cabin

Single Interior Room

These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3. They have a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Interior

Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

Superior Single Inside Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Wheelchair Adapted

Wheelchair Adapted

Guaranteed Ocean View Higher

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Ocean View Lower

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Ocean View Cabin

These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4. They have a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Ocean View Lower

Ocean View Lower

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Ocean View rooms.

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Around 165 square feet in size, these rooms are located on the Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6. Fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a picture window too. The bathroom has bath and/or shower, there’s a TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and safe. *Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Single Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

Balcony Cabin

This room is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Balcony Cabin

Balcony

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony Cabin

These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. Slightly larger than a BC grade, these rooms have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Balcony Junior Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Marquee Suite

This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10.This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Premier Suite

This suite is approximately 430 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11.This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Premier Suite

Premier Suite

Single Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

Superior Suite

This suite is approximately 275 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite
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    Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award Winners 2020

    Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
    Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

    I have booked a few times with Scotland's Cruise Centre and always found the customer service to be excellent. Staff are always friendly and keen to find the best deal for you .

    Mr McGinily / December 2020

    Great service

    Very helpful with enquiries after I’d made my Booking. If person I’d been dealing with was not available then another member of staff helped instead

    Mrs Thomson / November 2020

    Cruise Kings Excels Once Again

    Once again our 2022 cruise bookings were handled effortlessly by Cruise Kings. In addition to this, Alana McEwan has worked tirelessly in order to resolve the issues surrounding our cancelled 2020 cruises & the headaches Future Cruise Credit's have caused. I can't thank her enough for everything she has done & for keeping me updated throughout. It has been a relief that I have been able to leave this in Alana's capable hands as opposed to dealing with the Cruise Company directly. It has been one less thing for me to worry about this year. I would highly recommend Cruise Kings (and indeed I do!) to anyone who is thinking of booking a cruise.

    Mrs Waller / November 2020

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