After the hectic festive period, relax and settle into the New Year indulging in the comfort and classic style of small ship Balmoral, and the sunshine, scenery and soothing warmth of beautiful Atlantic Ocean islands, on this rejuvenating escape from the UK’s cold and wet winter gloom.
As you journey south, a stop at Lisbon to discover the Portuguese capital’s engrossing architectural and cultural attractions will whet your appetite before visiting the first of five gorgeous Macaronesian gems on your itinerary, Madeira. Docking close to the heart of Funchal brings highlights – such as floral scenes of the fragrant Monte Palace Tropical Garden, accessed by cable car from the island’s capital – within easy reach. Take your exploration beyond Funchal though and lush landscapes and incredible vistas, discovered via unique walking trails, await you.
A fabulous four-days of island-hopping in the Canaries is your chance to experience the very best of this sun-soaked archipelago. During your Canarian adventure, you could uncover the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar; ride a cable car up mighty Mount Teide for astonishing views; or simply unwind on glorious beaches in Tenerife, while Lanzarote is a land of natural wonders for you to explore. Trail Timanfaya National Park’s surreal, lunar-like landscapes to see fascinating rock formations; or perhaps marvel at the Jameos del Agua caves’ remarkable exhibit of geology and architectural design. For glorious warmth and opportunities to unwind on the oasis-like sands of Maspalomas Beach, or enjoy a gentle stroll around the charming towns of Puerto de Mogán and Santa Brígida, a call at Gran Canaria is sure to be a highlight of your time away from it all.
Will and Sylvia started going on Mr Bridge holidays and weekends in early 2008 and soon became hooked. They both joined Mr Bridge as helpers after Will qualified as an EBU club tournament director in 2011. Since then, they have hosted over thirty bridge cruises and numerous weekends and holidays.
Will and Sylvia both really enjoy playing with different clients and encouraging improving players to increase in confidence and learn to love the game. They have been involved with Bernard Magee Bridge since the start and now look forward to resuming bridge holidays again.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included. Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.
Great value offers
Great value offers on selected fares and cabin grades available on this cruise. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.
Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.
*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted view.
*Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.