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Natural Wonders and Wildlife of the Azores and Madeira

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Our team has designed this cruise to take in the natural and historical wonders of Portugal. Visiting the hidden gems of the Azores archipelago presents chances to explore the Sete Cidades crater lakes and Angra do Heroísmo – a stopover for navigators crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, wildlife charity ORCA will have representatives on board to help you search for marine life from Bolette. The world’s largest Gothic cathedral – said to be the resting place of explorer, Columbus – can be seen on a tour to Seville (from Cádiz). Elsewhere you will find maritime history in Lisbon and levada trails and gardens in Madeira. Bolette will also sail past Santa Maria – an island with links to Columbus, and the Cabo Girão sea cliff.

What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Your Itinerary

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  • Depart: Late PM

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late Night

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Ponta Delgada

    Your Azores port of call today is Ponta Delgada, the cosmopolitan main town of São Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago. Explore a place that has been a favoured stopping-off point of transatlantic sailors for centuries.

  • Arrive: Late Night

    Depart: Late Night

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Funchal

    Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands. This sun-blessed subtropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. Relax in Funchal, the island capital, visit the wonderful botanical gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork 'toboggan'.

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Cadiz

    Ancient Cadiz, with its elegant squares, great cathedral and wonderful botanical garden, is a fascinating city. Step ashore to explore, maybe visiting Seville - the Cradle of Flamenco - with its sumptuous cathedral, famous bell tower, wonderful Alcazar and bullring. One of Spain’s greatest jewels, it sparkles more than ever during the celebrations of its annual Feria carnival.

  • Arrive: Late AM

    Depart: Late AM

  • Arrive: Late AM

    Depart: Late AM

  • Arrive: Late AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Lisbon

    The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is where the great explorers sailed to the New World. Wander up through the cobbled streets of the Alfama towards Sao Jorge Castle, relax by the fountain in Rossi Square or follow the shoreline along to where the ornate battlements of the Belem Tower guard the mouth of the River Tagus.

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Leixoes

    The Portuguese port of Leixoes offers the opportunity to explore historic Porto. Famed the world over for its port wine, Porto is perched on the granite cliffs above the River Douro, the two banks linked by some vertigo-inducing bridges. Head into the Ribeira district to visit one of the wine lodges for which the city is world-renowned.

  • Arrive: Early AM


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.

    Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").

    Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

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