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Canary Island History

15 days from £1,999 per person


Discover how the ship you’re sailing aboard is linked to this glorious string of Atlantic isles. On this fascinating journey we learn of Fred. Olsen’s influence on the export trade from the Canary Islands. Along the way, we stop at five of them, to explore cities, witness amazing volcanic scenery, visit fascinating museums and cathedrals, and relax on gorgeous beaches. Our voyage home takes us via Lisbon, a beautiful and vibrant city on the banks of a mighty river.


  • 14 nights cruise on Black Watch
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15) 13 lunches (days 2-14) 14 dinners (days 1-14)


  • Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
  • £100 per person onboard credit
  • 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


  • VIP Outbound4

    Day 1 - Southampton

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Black Watch (3.5-star) in preparation for a late evening sailing.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Days 2-4 - At sea

    As we sail towards Madeira, 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.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Funchalal day 5

    Day 5 - Funchal, Madeira

    Admired by Sir Winston Churchill as inspiration for his paintings, Funchal is an interesting place full of magnificent scenery, local Madeiran wine and beautiful gardens. Travel by cable car from the centre of Funchal to the awe-inspiring garden of Monte where spectacular views will greet you at every turn.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Santa Crzzz day 6

    Day 6 - Santa Cruz, La Palma

    An early afternoon arrival into Santa Cruz allows you time to explore this compact capital with many gems including beaches, palaces and deep gorges. A tour of the island may take you through spectacular landscapes of laurel forest and the impressive crater of Caldera de Taburiente, one of several volcanoes on this island.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • San Sebastian day 7

    Day 7 - San Sebastián, La Gomera

    San Sebastián is a lively, vibrant city that offers much to enjoy including pristine beaches, perfectly-preserved historic buildings and natural parks of jaw-dropping beauty.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Tenerifeee day 8

    Day 8 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    Arrive this morning in the Spanish city and port of Santa Cruz - home to evocative, brightly-painted buildings, sophisticated and quirky shops, excellent museums, and a tropical oasis of birdsong, fountains and greenery in the city park - not to be overlooked en route to the beaches.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Las Palmaass day 9

    Day 9 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

    Las Palmas is one of this archipelago’s favourite ports, with an array of sandy beaches and volcanic scenery to explore. Your choice of excursion may introduce you to more of the island’s historical sites, such as Columbus House or Santa Ana Cathedral.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Arrecifeeee day 10

    Day 10 - Arrecife, Lanzarote

    Enjoy exploring Arrecife as we arrive this morning and experience this vibrant, cosmopolitan city full of culture and history located slightly east of central Lanzarote. The name derives from the Spanish for reef and refers to the volcanic rock formations that lie out to sea to protect its picturesque harbour.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Day 11 - At sea

    Today is free 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.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Lisboonn day 12

    Day 12 - Lisbon, Portugal

    Arrive in Lisbon for your final port of call - a city armed with Gothic grit and glamour. Seven cinematic hillsides, overlooking the Rio Tejo, cradle Lisbon's postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals - a captivating recipe crafted over centuries.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • Days 13-14 - 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.

    Black Watch (3.5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 15 Southampton

    Early this morning we arrive back in Southampton and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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Canary Island History

15 days from £1,999 per person