Cape Verdes Christmas & Canaries New Year 2015
Set sail from Southampton on board Balmoral this December and let Fred. Olsen take handle the strain of the busy festive period as you cruise to spectacular destinations in the Cape Verdes and the Canaries.
Balmoral - 18 December 2015 - 18 Nights
Your holiday begins with a few days at sea as you make your way to magnificent Madeira. Calling at Funchal, you’ll forget about the usual pre-Christmas stress back home as you discover stunning subtropical flora via the Levada walking trails and sample local sweet wines at the city’s vibrant bars. Next is a call to Arrecife, from where you can explore Lanzarote’s incredible volcanic landscapes in the sun or simply top up your tan on fine beaches, ready for the unforgettable celebrations on board Balmoral. Christmas Eve and the ‘big day’ will be spent at sea enjoying traditional food and themed events with your friends, family and fellow guests. No cooking, no cleaning, no hassle – the perfect Christmas.
Then it’s on to the Cape Verdes, where you’ll indulge in a weekend of rest and recovery. A relaxing Boxing Day in Mindelo offers you the chance to admire the arid landscapes of Sao Vicente, while a day in Praia – the archipelago’s capital – allows you time to see many fascinating artefacts at the ethnographic museum, or take a trip to historic Cidade Velha. Sailing to the Canaries in time for New Year’s Eve, you’ll end the year in style. Visit Las Palmas and soak up Gran Canaria’s renowned warmth on the golden sand of Maspalomas, then cruise to Santa Cruz, the final port of call. Take a trip to soaring Mount Teide or the mysterious Pyramids of Guimar during the day; join the party in the evening; and then watch the island’s superb annual firework display from the decks of Balmoral at midnight – an unforgettable way to welcome the New Year.
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