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A Voyage to the Coast of Africa

Sailing from the UK - Ask about regional transportation to the Port
Cruise Line: Fred Olsen
Ship: Balmoral
Date: 15 October 2017
Duration: 14 nights
Ports of call: Southampton | Funchal | Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma | Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Las Palmas,Gran Canaria | Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands | Agadir | Lisbon | Southampton
Inside from £1,299pp
Outside from £1,619pp
Balcony from £CALLpp
Suite from £3,599pp

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Beauty Salon Beauty Salon
Braemar Lounge Braemar Lounge
Gym Gym
Internet Room Internet Room
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Library Library
Lido Bar Lido Bar
Marquee Bar Marquee Bar
Neptune Lounge Neptune Lounge
Observatory Lounge Observatory Lounge
Palmas Cafe Palmas Cafe
Shops Shops
Spa Spa
Morning Light Pub Morning Light Pub
Casino Casino
Ballendoloch Restaurant Ballendoloch Restaurant
Pool Pool
Atrium Atrium
Balmoral Gala Balmoral Gala
Balmoral Balmoral
 
Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Southampton, UK
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.
Sun 15 Oct 2017 Sun 15 Oct 2017
2 Cruising
Mon 16 Oct 2017 Mon 16 Oct 2017
3 Cruising
Tue 17 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017
4 Cruising
Wed 18 Oct 2017 Wed 18 Oct 2017
5 Funchal, Madeira
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!
Thu 19 Oct 2017 Thu 19 Oct 2017
6 Santa Cruz de la Palma
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.
Fri 20 Oct 2017 Fri 20 Oct 2017
7 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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.
Sat 21 Oct 2017 Sat 21 Oct 2017
8 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
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.
Sun 22 Oct 2017 Sun 22 Oct 2017
9 Arrecife, Lanzarote
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!
Mon 23 Oct 2017 Mon 23 Oct 2017
10 Agadir, Morocco
Poised between the Atlantic and the snow crowned Atlas Mountains, Agadir is a lively resort set beside a vast beach. The town presents the modern face of Morocco, but one where a pervasive sense of ancient and deep-rooted tradition still lingers – while inland, where the warm Sahara winds blow, the citadel-oasis or Taroudant, reflects Berber culture at its most exotic.
Tue 24 Oct 2017 Tue 24 Oct 2017
11 Cruising
Wed 25 Oct 2017 Wed 25 Oct 2017
12 Lisbon, Portugal
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.
Thu 26 Oct 2017 Thu 26 Oct 2017
13 Cruising
Fri 27 Oct 2017 Fri 27 Oct 2017
14 Cruising
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Sat 28 Oct 2017
15 Southampton, UK
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.
Sun 29 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017
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