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Enjoy your Christmas and New Year celebrations in destinations known for basking in year-round warming sunshine. This winter-sun cruise aboard Balmoral will take you to the beautiful Canary Islands - Christmas at sea will be an experience to remember, too. The tradition of Madeira’s New Year fireworks dates back to the 17th century and today the show is spread over more than 30 burning fire stations across Funchal. Balmoral provides the perfect vantage point from which to view this stunning spectacle.


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


  • 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

Canary Islands Christmas and Funchal Fireworks

  • Southampton

    Day 1 - Southampton

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

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 2 - At sea

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • FCI day 3

    Day 3 - Christmas Eve - At sea

    As we sail towards Gran Canaria, 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)

  • Christmas Day - At sea

    Day 4 - Christmas Day - At sea

    Forget about the usual stresses and strains of Christmas as you relax and enjoy delicious food and festivities aboard Balmoral.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Boxing Day - At sea

    Day 5 - Boxing Day - At sea

    Another day aboard, to spend as you wish.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

    Day 6 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

    Be sure to wander into the heart of Las Palmas, rich with historic buildings of all shapes and sizes - including the impressive Cathedral Santa Ana, which took nearly four centuries to complete. Alternatively, take one of the many excursions available to explore Gran Canaria’s stunning scenery or beautiful towns, try a dolphin-watching cruise or take a gentle trek upon a horse.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    Day 7 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    Tenerife is a hugely popular cruise destination; whitewashed homes and boutique shops lead down to the colourful waterfront where incredible beaches bask in the year-round sunshine. If you prefer to spend your final day ashore exploring, excursions cover a wealth of tastes. Travelling inland, you’ll soon be greeted with sights of sacred Mount Teide; its snow-tipped peak is the highest in all of Spain at 12,000 ft.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • San Sebastian, La Gomera

    Day 8 - San Sebastian, La Gomera

    The pretty town of San Sebastian on La Gomera, one of the less visited islands of the archipelago, greets us this morning. It was here that Columbus prepared his ships before sailing for America, and La Asuncion’s church, where he and his crew attended mass, still stands today. The island’s most stunning natural attraction is the Garajonay National Park, offering magnificent views across the ravines and forests, plunging steeply into the sea.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Santa Cruz, La Palma

    Day 9 - Santa Cruz, La Palma

    La Palma’s small, yet pretty capital city is one of the Canary Islands’ authentic gems, boasting colonial-style architecture, palaces and churches, and plenty of beaches, restaurants and bars to relax. Santa Cruz is typically Canarian and offers something for everyone.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • New Year’s Eve - Funchal, Madeira

    Day 10 - New Year’s Eve - Funchal, Madeira

    Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Then later this evening, celebrate the dawn of a New Year in style, with dazzling views from the ship of the spectacular Funchal Fireworks.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • New Year’s Day - At sea

    Day 11 - New Year’s Day - At sea

    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)

  • At sea

    Day 12 - At sea

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • La Coruña, Spain

    Day 13 - La Coruña, Spain

    Early morning arrival in La Coruña, where a treasure-trove of historic sites await your exploration. Whilst here, perhaps follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims on an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 14 - 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 2

    Day 15 Southampton

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

    Arrive Home

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Canary Islands Christmas and Funchal Fireworks