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|E - Outside||Request||Request||NZ$3,283||Request|
|D - Outside||Request||Request||NZ$3,623||Request|
|C - Superior Outside||Request||Request||NZ$3,736||Request|
|B - Superior Outside||Request||Request||NZ$3,963||Request|
|BC - Balcony||Request||Request||NZ$4,529||Request|
|JS - Junior Suite||Request||Request||NZ$4,642||Request|
|DS - Deluxe Suite||Request||Request||NZ$5,096||Request|
|TS - Terrace Balcony Suite||Request||Request||NZ$5,322||Request|
|J - Superior Single Balcony||Request||Request||NZ$7,588||Request|
|SS - Superior Suite||Request||Request||NZ$8,607||Request|
|MS - Marquee Suite||Request||Request||NZ$9,967||Request|
|N - Single Interior||Request||Request||Request||NZ$4,416|
|L - Single Outside||Request||Request||Request||NZ$5,549|
|K - Single Outside||Request||Request||Request||NZ$8,381|
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14 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Black Watch.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Black Watch.
As Black Watch guides you between beautiful islands, you’ll learn of Fred. Olsen historical links to the Canary Islands. You can visit attractions owned by the Olsen family; and find out about Fred. Olsen’s influential role in the Canaries’ export trade. And of course, there are typically Canarian sun-kissed beaches and beautiful landscapes to uncover too.
Madeira, the Portuguese ‘Garden Island’, beckons before you begin your memorable Canarian adventure. Your ship will call into Funchal, from where vibrant botanical gardens such as the Monte Palace Tropical Garden – which bursts into fragrant bloom in the spring – and the unique levada walking trails await exploration. Also within reach on tour from the Madeiran capital is the spectacular Cabo Girão, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs. A morning arrival into Santa Cruz de Palma signals the start of five incredible days in the Canaries. La Palma, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Pretty Island’ is a natural delight of volcanic landscapes and laurel forests; on tours from Santa Cruz you can see wonders such as the soaring San Antonio Volcano, or explore the dense woodlands of Los Tilos. In La Gomera, where you’ll call at San Sebastian, Fred. Olsen’s influences are in full-view; the Olsen family-owned Hotel Jardin Tecina resort is a ‘must-visit’ here.
Your day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife affords you an opportunity to explore the links between Fred. Olsen and the Canaries in-depth. Perhaps you’ll opt to immerse yourself in the mysteries of Pyramids of Güímar, another wonderful attraction owned by the Olsen family; or even learn about the influence of Fred. Olsen in developing the banana trade between Tenerife and London’s Canary Wharf. Look out for Fred. Olsen’s famous white and yellow ferries, which are based here and sail between the Canary Islands daily. Calls at Gran Canaria and Lanzarote conclude your time in the Canaries. You could explore Las Palmas’ charming Vagueta District on foot to see a fantastic mix of architecture; and venture into Gran Canaria’s picturesque Agaete Valley. Or, there’s the chance to visit the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas, a haven of relaxation. From Arrecife, Lanzarote’s spectacular, lunar-like volcanic landscapes are yours to explore; Timanfaya National Park – home of the impressive Fire Mountains – and Jameos Del Agua Cave are not-to-be-missed. En route back to the UK, Black Watch will call into Lisbon where the fascinating museums and architectural delights of the Portuguese capital await.
Highlights of this cruise:
Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeiran archipelago, has a timeless old-world charm. Enhanced by a subtropical climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit, Funchal was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. His praise of the city has ensured British visitors always receive a warm welcome from locals.
Backed by rolling hills, the town is famous for its harbour, the 17th century São Tiago Fortress (now the Contemporary Art Museum) and world renowned Madeiran wine cellars. Funchal’s parks and gardens are a delight, and a hike through the Laurel Forest nearby is highly recommended. The ancient Funchal Cathedral mixes Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and is noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Sophisticated Santa Cruz - Tenerife's capital - is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. Well-preserved buildings feature in the old town, including the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 18th century Palacio de Carta, which has impressive Baroque and neoclassical features. Recently redesigned by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, the city’s largest square, Plaza de España, is a pleasant spot to lose a few hours. Lively beaches such as Playa de Las Americas are within easy reach of Santa Cruz too.
Away from the capital, many of Tenerife's highlights await on tours, including the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical lava stone Pyramids of Guimar. Exploring the volcanic El Teide National Park to marvel at majestic Mount Teide, or even climb Spain's highest peak, is an unmissable experience.
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
With its feel of mainland-Spain, spiced up with an eclectic mix of Asian and African cultures, Las Palmas is one of the Canary Island's most popular destinations, attracting sun-seekers who come to relax on its golden-sand beaches and soak up the gorgeous, year-round climate of Gran Canaria.
Founded over 500 years ago, Las Palmas is the largest city in the Canary Islands, and has three gorgeous beaches, including Playa de las Canteras, regarded as one of the world's best beaches, to enjoy.
Vegueta, the oldest quarter, is both atmospheric and fashionable, with extensive historical architecture plus a fine selection of boutiques and smart bars. At its centre stand the twin towers of Santa Ana Cathedral; started in 1500 but still unfinished, the cathedral has a unique mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Neoclassical styles in its construction. In Plaza Santa Ana, bronze statues of dogs – the Romans named the islands after legendary canines – stand guard over the 17th-century Palacio Regental, the Town Hall and the Bishop's Palace.
The sweet arc of Playa de las Canteras at the town’s other end offers the tantalising possibility of taking a dip between sightseeing and shopping. The bewildering maze of streets behind the beach hides many fine restaurants serving an array of wonderful Canarian cuisine.
Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Decimated by an earthquake in 1755, modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.
The city’s bridges include the Ponte 25 de Abril – similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco – and the Ponte Vasco da Gama, which includes over 11km of viaducts. Lisbon’s many fascinating museums, include the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum.
Lisbon is also a shopper’s paradise, with the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian peninsula – and the elegant Avenidas Novas, full of upmarket shops. Alternatively, there bargains to be had in the local flea market, Campo de Santa Clara. Don't miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.