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Canary Islands at Christmas with Funchal Fireworks


Enjoy Christmas in the sunshine and a front-row spot for Funchal’s New Year fireworks. After Christmas Day at sea, we’ll arrive in Morocco for a Boxing Day visit to Casablanca. Next, we’ll journey to the Canaries, exploring Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. We spend New Year’s Eve in Madeira, where we’ll watch an epic fireworks display - one of the world’s biggest - from up on deck at midnight. After a final stop in Lisbon, we’ll return to Southampton.


  • 15 nights cruise on Balmoral
  • 44 meals: 15 breakfasts (days 2-16) 14 lunches (days 2-15) 15 dinners (days 1-15)


  • 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

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  • VIP Outbound5

    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 Balmoral (3.5-star) in preparation for a late evening sailing.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Day 2 - At sea

    En route to our first destination, 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)

  • Day 3 - Christmas Eve - At sea

    Spend Christmas Eve on board. While away your time with a book or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Maybe enjoy some festive lunchtime melodies or a piano recital.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Day 4 - Christmas Day - At sea

    Merry Christmas! Celebrate with your fellow passengers enjoying festive activities and a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • day 5 Morocco

    Day 5 - Boxing Day - Casablanca, Morocco

    Enjoy the breathtaking Hassan II Mosque that dominates Casablanca, built on a rocky outcrop of reclaimed land accommodating over 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 in the courtyard. Meander through tiny narrow streets in the Old Medina, part of this cosmopolitan city, revealing art deco buildings such as the Rialto Cinema.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Day 6 - 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.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • day 7  Tenerife

    Day 7 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link sophisticated squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is highly recommended. With its warm climate and incredible beaches, it’s a perfect combination to relax and enjoy your time here.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • day 8  Gran Canaria

    Day 8 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

    An early morning arrival in Las Palmas allows you to explore the largest city in the Canary Islands. It has an extensive heritage and abundance of historic buildings and monuments to admire, as well as three gorgeous beaches including one of the world's best, Playa de Las Canteras.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • day 9 La Palma

    Day 9 - Santa Cruz, La Palma

    Today’s port of call is the ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma. This UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve lives up to its reputation of volcanic landscapes. Maybe opt to explore the dramatic San Antonio Volcano or the spectacular craters of Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • day 10 Madeira

    Day 10 - New Year’s Eve - Funchal, Madeira (overnight)

    Madeira is a sea of colour and glorious perfumes from the subtropical flowers and fruit that bathe in year-round sunshine. Why not visit the array of parks and gardens, or discover the laurel forest - a unique subtropical forest. This evening we watch from the decks of our ship as the skies of Funchal are set ablaze with colourful fireworks - considered one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve firework displays, they’re the perfect way to celebrate new beginnings in style.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • day 11 Funchal

    Day 11 - New Year’s Day - Funchal

    Spend the first day of the New Year exploring Madeira at your leisure.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Day 12 - 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)

  • day 12 Lisbon Portugal

    Day 13 - Lisbon, Portugal

    Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, churches, art nouveau cafés, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. As well as being a shopper’s paradise, you can visit the many fascinating museums, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Days 14-15 - At sea

    As we sail home you may want to rest after all your sightseeing. 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)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 16 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 Islands at Christmas with Funchal Fireworks