Today marks the start of an extraordinary adventure, in fact, it starts on your doorstep! With our free of charge (up to 100 miles of Southampton) accessible transfer service we'll pick you up from your home and make our way to Southampton Cruise Terminal. Or if you would prefer to meet us there, you're more than welcome to do so with free car-parking included. With the support of our team, we'll get you checked in without hassle and settled into your accessible cabin. Then it's time to explore the ship - let the adventure begin!
Embark on a unique winter getaway to the Canary Islands, where you'll enjoy year-round warmth and sun-soaked sights. This accessible cruise holiday allows you to explore five captivating islands, each offering diverse landscapes and so much to see and do.
Experience the allure of La Palma, often called the 'Pretty Island,' as you explore its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status. Immerse yourself in the mesmerising volcanic vistas of Tenerife and Lanzarote, seen throughout Teide and Timanfaya national parks. Gran Canaria presents a world of contrasts, where golden dunes of Maspalomas harmonise with lush pine forests. Meanwhile, Madeira enchants with its fragrant botanical gardens.
Cruising with Fred Olsen, you can enjoy the luxuries of a smaller ship, which means fewer guests, a serene atmosphere, and a more personalised and intimate experience. You'll also be able to reach ports and destinations that larger ships cannot. Onboard, your cabin is fully accessible, as are the vast majority of the Balmoral's other facilities. With several restaurants, swimming pools, entertainment venues, a steam room and sauna, there’s plenty for all to enjoy at sea.
Throughout your trip, you’ll be accompanied by the Limitless Team, who will provide outstanding care support and assistance as and when you require it, enabling you to cruise with confidence.
7 Reasons To Set Sail With Limitless
- Home-pick up service included (first 100-miles to port included, any extra will be charged a rate per mile), with transfer straight to Southampton Cruise Terminal.
- The Balmoral boasts delicious dining, a craft gallery and workshop, a library, two swimming pools*, a steam room and sauna, and an incredible array of entertainment options.
- Enjoy 13 nights in a spacious accessible cabin, perfect for unwinding after a day exploring.
- Full-board cruising for complete ease, including breakfast in the cabin, pool-side snacks & fine dining in the main restaurant.
- Group support included as standard and provided by our experienced care team.
- Supplementary care packages available for travellers who require additional assistance. We’ll also help to arrange any specialist equipment you need while on holiday.
- Meet like-minded people, travelling with a small and sociable group.
From booking your dream holiday, to planning the journey home, our five-star service begin from the moment you speak to our team, so don't hesitate to get in touch, we're here to help!
*Please note there are no pool hoist on board Fred Olsen cruises
** Limitless Travel carefully pick out cruise itineraries to ensure minimal anchor ports (where a small boat or ‘tender’ transports guests to shore) Unfortunately port changes can happen due to a number of reasons while at sea. Limitless Travel will not be held accountable for any port changes.
As we cruise effortlessly towards the Canary Islands, today is the perfect chance to get familiar with your surroundings and the incredible range of things to do. While such choice may be overwhelming at first, you'll quickly realise that the beauty of cruise holiday is that it can be anything you want it to be, and our team is here to support you at every stage. Enjoy the ocean views from your cabin, listen to live music in the many lounges, or perhaps try your hand at bingo. The possibilities are Limitless.
It's full steam ahead to Madeira! Now that you're settled in, today is the perfect chance to truly enjoy some luxury at sea. Why not head to the spa to indulge in some long overdue R&R. Or take a dip in the two swimming pools. In evening, kickback in the many bars and lounges with your travel companions, looking ahead to exciting horizons.
One more day at sea before we arrive in Madeira. Why not make the most of the many activities available to you on board. To name just a few, you can look forward to evening shows, live music and dancing, lectures and talks, cookery demonstrations, traditional deck games, and fun quizzes. The choice is yours! We're here to support you in whatever you wish to do.
Our first port of call is the tropical island of Madeira. After breakfast, our Care Team will help you depart the ship to begin exploring. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, the Atlantic island of Madeira earned the nickname 'floating garden' due to its abundance of subtropical flowers and plants. These botanical treasures originated from bulbs and seeds brought by British merchants who arrived on the island, having amassed their fortunes through the sale of wine.
The sights keep on coming! Welcome to Santa Cruz, a small city boasting colonial-style architecture and bordered by volcanic black sandy beaches. The historic quarter of Santa Cruz is steeped in a rich tapestry of history, with buildings dating back to the reign of Phillip II. This area is widely recognised as one of Spain's Historic-Artistic sites, offering a captivating glimpse into the past.
Today you'll wake up to the impressive sight of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Enjoy breakfast overlooking the mountainous and rugged volcanic landscape. With the help of the Limitless Care team and the local shuttles, we will visit Plaza de Espana in the heart of the island. Known for its architectural gems, including the captivating 16th-century Iglesia de la Concepción, and it's brilliant shopping, the perfect opportunity to pick up a souvenir or two. In the evening we'll return to the ship with plenty of entertainment to enjoy.
Another day another island. Las Palmas is perhaps the most popular destination in the Canary Islands, loved by those who enjoy year-round sunshine. The Cruise Terminal is 100-meters from the city centre, easily reached with the support of our care team. Founded in 1478, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria boasts an important historical and cultural heritage, much of which can be found in the district of Vegueta, the oldest quarter of the town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.
Today we visit Arrecife, derived from the Spanish word for 'reef,' a nod to the vast rock reef that blankets the island's beaches. The lunar-esque terrain boasts a mesmerising palette of red, orange, and yellow, a result of over 100 volcanic eruptions that occurred in the 1700s. And that concludes our island hopping adventure as this afternoon we set sail for Lisbon!
Time to unwind after a busy few days. Kickback, relax, and enjoy the luxuries of the ship. How you wish to spend your day is entirely up to you. Travelling as a small group you'll get to share experiences so that you're never alone. Make friends for life and fond memories. It's such friendships and connections that make Limitless holidays so special.
Early this morning we'll arrive into Lisbon, and what an arrival! Cruise past the Belem Tower, once a significant embarkation and disembarkation point for legendary Portuguese explorers like Vasco de Gama. We'll also sail under the city’s impressive suspension bridge, an engineering marvel. Enjoy a potter around the port with the support of the Limitless team. We recommend trying the scrumptious pastéis de nata. These delectable custard tarts are a true delight. A visit to Lisbon is incomplete without relishing this mouthwatering delicacy, representing a delectable part of the city's culinary heritage.
Today we begin our sail for home - make it a delicious one! Onboard the Balmoral, food is a significant highlight and a culinary journey in itself. Passengers can indulge in a delightful array of dining options that cater to various tastes and preferences.
The main dining rooms offer a classic and elegant dining experience. Here, guests can enjoy delectable multi-course meals prepared by skilled chefs, featuring a diverse menu with dishes from around the world. The elegant ambiance and attentive service enhance the dining experience, making each meal a memorable affair.
Today is our last full day out at sea, a chance to rest up and reminisce on your wonderful week in the Canaries. Why not visit the many shops for those last minute gifts for home, or perhaps round off your cruise holiday with the ships complementary Afternoon Tea.
This morning we arrive back in Southampton. After your last breakfast, we’ll help you check-out. Your bags will be taken down by the Fred Olsen crew and our care team will be on-hand to assist you. From here you will join the transfers back to the pick-up points, relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for your next Limitless adventure. We can’t wait to see you again!
Fred Olsen Balmoral
The Balmoral boasts itself on being perfectly suited for taking guests further than other cruise lines, being smaller makes the ship more able to explore exciting ports and channels for more picturesque cruises. Although smaller in size she makes up in her spacious cabins, restaurants, open deck spaces and public areas.
- Bathrooms with roll - showers
- Shower chairs
- Grab rails
- Raised sinks
- Queen size bed (convertible)
- Desk, TV & radio, Tea & Coffee.
Full board: all meals are included in the price of your cruise holiday for complete ease and mouth-watering luxury at sea. There’s also an option to add a ‘drinks package’, which can be done either before or during your cruise.
Included within your package with Limitless is a transfer from home (first 100-miles included, thereafter charged at £2.50 a mile) to Southampton Cruise Terminal. We will take a detailed-note of your needs at the time of booking, whether you can self-transfer or able to manage or need help with bags etc. We will always make sure you have the right transfer in place, to get your safely to the ship.
- Pick-up at your home address
- Alternative pick-up locations: Southampton Airport, Birmingham Airport, London Heathrow or Gatwick
- Alternatively if guests wish to drive, we can include parking in Southampton, free of charge.
*Please be aware that the door to door transfer is an accessible minibus not a private taxi, therefore we do advise guests to bring a support pillow for extra comfort if required.
If travelling abroad, please refer to travel advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
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