Azores, Madeira, Lisbon

£1199pp—No-fly 2-week cruise to the Azores this August

Joanna Wickham
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Admire Baroque architecture, volcanic islands, and beautiful natural harbours on this 2-week cruise

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Update (13 June; 9:02am): The £1399 solo price and cabin type has sold out. Solo travellers can now book this deal in an Interior Cabin from £2099.

The scenic, untouched islands of the Azores are remote in the Atlantic Ocean, meaning they’re normally tricky (or expensive) to get to from the UK. This no-fly 14-night cruise lets you discover them, alongside Madeira and Lisbon, in the height of summer for £1199 per person. It’s an extra £200 for an Ocean View Cabin, and there's also no solo supplement on this cabin grade.

What's included

  • 14 nights onboard Borealis, in an Inside Cabin
  • Full-board whilst cruising, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Onboard activities, including guest talks and stargazing on the deck
  • £100 per person onboard spend

When
Sail from Southampton on 28 August, 2024.

For more information or to book online, see our partner's website.

Itinerary

Enjoy two weeks onboard Borealis, and call at:

  • Praia Da Vitória, Azores... Be sure to visit the former capital's charming historic quarter, beautiful natural harbour, and 16th-century fort. Optional excursions include a scenic drive to Algar do Carvâo, one of the only volcanoes in the world you can explore inside on foot (supplements apply).
  • Ponta Delgada, Azores... the capital of the archipelago, which is located on São Miguel, is the largest island in the Azores. Here, you'll discover an "enviable landscape of forest-wrapped volcanic peaks, azure lakes and improbably perfect calderas" (Lonely Planet). On an optional shore tour, you can take a scenic drive to see the Sete Cidades Crater Lakes, or visit the Furnas Valley to see the hot sulphur springs.
  • Funchal, Madeira... you'll stay in port overnight here. Head to the picturesque Madeira Botanical Gardens or admire stunning views over the island with a ride on the Funchal Cable Car. You can take a trip to Quinta das Vinhas, for an additional cost, and learn about the production of traditional Madeiran wine.
  • Lisbon, Portugal... spend your day here exploring the districts of Graça, Alfama, Baixa, and Estrela with a ride on the number 28 tram. Alternatively, join an optional tour of old Lisbon by tram and road, while sampling Portuguese delicacies including pastéis de nata and Port wine, or learn how to bake your own pastéis de nata during a cookery workshop. 
  • Leixões, Portugal... one of the country's most important ports and just a few minutes' taxi ride from the Baroque city of Porto. Get lost in Porto's Ribeira district, the city's maze-like Medieval area, where you can explore local wine cellars to indulge in the city's famous Port wine. Optional tours for an additional cost include a journey to Passeio Alegre, a quaint garden situated at the point where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

You'll also enjoy scenic cruising by, Santa Maria, the mouth of the River Tagus, and the Cristo Rei monument, on a small ship that allows you to sail close to the main sights so you can enjoy them whilst onboard.

Ship details
Borealis carries 1353 guests at full capacity. Since it's a smaller ship, you'll enjoy a warm, spacious atmosphere on board.

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, and afternoon tea is served every day, with finger sandwiches, scones, and cakes. If you'd like something special, you can dine at Fred. Olsen's two speciality restaurants for a small supplement—Vasco, which specialises in Goan cuisine, or Colours & Tastes, which serves Asian fusion dishes.

Cosy up in The Observatory during the day, and watch big-production shows at night, and enjoy dancing after the evening performance. The Morning Light pub is the best spot to grab drinks with new-found friends, and the ship is full of live music and pub quizzes.

Join experts from ORCA who will be onboard to help search for wildlife, or head out on deck with professor Paul Roche, from Go Stargazing, who will be onboard to conduct stargazing sessions. There will also be a number of talks throughout the cruise. Wildlife photographer, Richard Lovelock, will host some insightful sessions and help you practice your photography skills, and Laura Macfarlane will talk about the Azores, covering its volcanic landscapes and local life.

Other options

  • Sail in an Ocean View Cabin from £1399 per person
  • Sail in a Balcony Junior Suite from £3199 per person
  • Solo travellers can book this deal in an Ocean View Cabin from £1399

Transfers & baggage
Porterage is included between your cabin and the pick-up and drop-off points.

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When You Can Go

28 Aug, 2024

Saving

£300

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