Canary Islands, Madeira & the Azores
Madeira & the Azores
A Fred. Olsen cruise to this stunning region is the perfect
escape into warmer climes, without the need for a long flight.
Take your pick from historic and cultural attractions, sprawling
forests, lava fields, resplendent parks, sweet-smelling gardens,
and – of course – plenty of golden beaches on which to top
up the tan.
Blessed with beautiful scenery and a balmy climate year round, the Canary Islands are
treasured by locals and visitors alike. Even more rewarding, each destination on our
itineraries has its own unique stories to tell. Heading the extensive range of highlights
are: the stunning San Antonio Volcano on La Palma; Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National
Park; Tenerife’s mighty Mount Teide – the highest peak in Spain; and the huge sand
dunes of Gran Canaria’s Maspalomas Beach. Calls into La Coruña and Vigo on the
mainland add a dose of Galician flair, while Agadir introduces a Moroccan twist.
The delights of Portugal, a firm Fred. Olsen favourite, feature again. From the inspiring
churches, castles and charming backstreets of Lisbon to the cobbled walkways and
wine cellars of Oporto, there is so much to discover. Meanwhile, island escapes include
the colourful, fragrant ‘garden island’ of Madeira – an explorer’s paradise; Cape Verde,
home to cultural landmarks and resplendent landscapes, blended with the irresistible
beats of funaná music; and the hard-to-reach but rewarding Azores archipelago.
Many of these itineraries have been specially crafted to coincide with annual events
and special occasions, too. Top of the list is surely the historic Captains in Cádiz day of
celebrations, which will see all four Fred. Olsen ships converge in the same port on the
same day for only the second time ever. On top of that, there are chances to experience
the Madeira Flower Parade and the Tenerife Carnival, along with spectacular annual
fireworks to see in the New Year in Funchal.
Watch Funchal’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks – p88-89
Be part of the historic Captains in Cádiz event – p78-79
Experience Tenerife’s Carnival in the capital, Santa Cruz – p92-93
Immerse yourself in the Madeira Flower Festival – p74-75
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