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Summary

Join us on a springtime escape to revel in glorious sunshine, sand and stunning scenery - with wonders of horticulture and an unforgettable seasonal celebration mixed in for good measure. Hop between beautiful Macaronesian islands and enjoy city explorations, alongside ample time to relax on board. Your extended visit to the ‘garden island’ of Madeira includes a memorable overnight stay in Funchal, timed to coincide with the island’s fabulous annual Flower Festival, its parade of florally decorated flotillas and locals dressed in traditional costumes.

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  • 16 nights cruise on Balmoral
  • 56 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 2-17) 15 lunches (days 2-16) 16 dinners (days 1-16)

Plus

  • Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
  • Included onboard drinks package
  • Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
  • 3 formal nights
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager

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Canaries and Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade


  • Day 1 - Newcastle

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Newcastle. Embark our ship in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Days 2-3 - At sea

    As we sail towards the Spain, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • La Coruña, Spain

    Day 4 - La Coruña, Spain

    The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Days 5-6 - At sea

    With a variety of experiences, events, classes and much more to enjoy, each day on board can be as varied as you wish. Perhaps start your days with an energising early morning workout in the fully equipped fitness centre or refreshing walk on the open decks; try your hand at bridge, bingo, shuffle board and deck quoits after lunch, or perhaps indulge with a traditional afternoon tea; then in the evenings, enjoy sumptuous, five-course á la carte dining or a tasty buffet before catching a show - the choice is always yours.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Funchal, Madeira (overnight)

    Days 7-8 - Funchal, Madeira (overnight)

    This morning we arrive into Funchal, planned to coincide with the island’s amazing annual Flower Festival. Over the next two days you’re not only able to be a part of the Flower Festival, but you can also explore the city at your own pace. Funchal is known for its gardens, harbour and Madeiran wine cellars. As the capital of Portugal’s Madeiran archipelago, Funchal’s cathedral - notable for its carved wooden ceiling - is a must-see.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    Day 9 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    Built around boulevards and wide avenues that link classic parks and squares, is Tenerife’s peaceful Santa Cruz. There’s plenty to explore, including well-preserved buildings like the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Old Civil Hospital, the Museum of Nature and Man and the 18th-century Palacio de Carta - you’re guaranteed to have a full day of adventures.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Arrecife, Lanzarote

    Day 10 - Arrecife, Lanzarote

    As our time in the Canaries approaches, we’ll stop in Arrecife on the east coast of Lanzarote, home to the biggest fishing fleet in the Canaries. To defend against pirates attacking the city in the 16th and 17th centuries, the court of Spain ordered the construction of two castles. The first, Castillo San Gabriel, was built in 1590 and is now home to the Ethnographic Museum. The second reduced poverty on the island by providing employment and became known as the Fortress of Hunger.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 11 - At sea

    Keep your brain active with the morning quiz, then perfect your dance moves in the afternoon with a beginners’ class. After dinner, you could continue the dancing theme and join the hosted dancing, or choose to watch the professionals instead.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Lisbon, Portugal

    Day 12 - Lisbon, Portugal

    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. The city was decimated by an earthquake in 1755, and 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.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Days 13-14 - At sea

    Two free days as we continue our cruise. Enjoy a hearty breakfast then take your pick from the variety of activities on board. Show off your general knowledge in an afternoon or evening quiz. Try your hand at bridge, bingo or deck quoits. Or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea to while away your time. Top off the day with a sumptuous dinner or a simple tasty buffet.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Honfleur, France

    Day 15 - Honfleur, France

    Honfleur is a quaint little port with a rich cultural and artistic heritage. From the harbour you can explore a maze of cobbled streets, leading to galleries, churches and gift shops. Maybe visit St Catherine’s Church constructed by shipbuilders in the 15th century; it’s the biggest timber-built church in the country.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 16 - At sea

    As we sail towards home you may want to rest after all your adventures. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Day 17 Newcastle

    We arrive back early this morning and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Canaries and Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade