ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1629 reviews

Always very helpful.

14 Aug 2018

Very good customer service' very helpful. They will return your telephone call if busy ASAP. Only previous problem is in duplicating paperwork, when the cruise line have already got the information they ask for it again instead of checking all is in order with the cruise company.

Another happy customer !

14 Aug 2018

My enquiry was handled quickly and efficiently. When I called back to confirm my interest and Emily was engaged on another call, she called me back shortly thereafter as promised. All my questions were answered during the process and my available Cruise Miles were credited against the order !

Helpful agent

14 Aug 2018

Nothing was too much trouble!

Short notice booling

14 Aug 2018

My call was answered promptly; the agent explained clearly our booking options and the whole process was straightforward.

Everything OK and good prices

14 Aug 2018

Well pleased with the staff at the call centre, friendly and helpful. Good price, best deal around at present for the cruise I wanted.

Good

14 Aug 2018

Booked with Liam, he was very good and helpful.

Very professional and helpful.Have even with you for years.You never disapp

14 Aug 2018

Very professional and helpful.Have been with you for years.s

Efficient and friendly service

14 Aug 2018

Emily was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful and she made booking our trip very easy.

Quality service

14 Aug 2018

All areas where explained in detail nothing was overlooked,would recommend

Excellent and outstanding

14 Aug 2018

The booking assistant went above and beyond to help get the right holiday and cater for my needs. She was brilliant!

Very pleased with information and service

13 Aug 2018

The service was excellent, the assistance with decisions first class and plenty of time given to answering questions.

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Cruise Code: 1186867

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


The sunshine and scenery of beautiful Macaronesian islands awaits you on this relaxing and rejuvenating winter escape. As the new year begins you’ll discover golden beaches, breathtaking natural wonders and stunning landscapes, and enjoy 14 nights on board Balmoral – a wonderful way to recover from the fun, excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive period. The first of five gorgeous islands on your itinerary is Madeira. With its lush landscapes and vibrant botanical gardens, the Portuguese ‘garden island’ begs to be explored. You could take in the floral scenes of the fragrant Monte Palace Tropical Garden, which is accessed by cable car from Funchal; or perhaps explore the unique Levada trails and uncover lush-green scenery and incredible vistas. In the Canaries you’ll experience the very best of this sun-soaked archipelago with calls into four inviting islands. On the ‘pretty island’ of La Palma, you’ll have the chance to see the soaring San Antonio Volcano; or savour a taste of the island’s local wines at the welcoming town of Fuencaliente on tours from Santa Cruz, while Santa Cruz de Tenerife is your gateway to the countless highlights of the largest Canary Island. The mysterious Pyramids of Güímar are the perfect place to while away a couple of hours in the sunshine; and riding a cable car up mighty Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – is an unforgettable experience. Of course, a full day in Tenerife will afford time to relax on the island’s glorious beaches too. In Gran Canaria – an island renowned for its year-round tropical climate – you can take in the mix of fine architecture in Las Palmas’ charming Vagueta district; or delve deeper to discover picturesque towns such as Puerto de Mogán and Santa Brígida, boasting pretty streets lined with eucalyptus and flower-adorned houses. Alternatively you might prefer to unwind on the oasis-like sands of Maspalomas Beach. Whatever you choose to do you’re sure to forget about the cold, wet weather back home as you bask in the soothing warmth. A short stop at Gran Tarajal on the island of Fuerteventura will offer you your final chance to sample the authentic Canarian culture, or simply enjoy a couple of hours of sunbathing. Before and after your island-hopping adventures Balmoral will also head to the shores of mainland Spain and Portugal and sail into two culture-rich, attraction-packed cities. Discover the architectural delights of historic La Coruña, including the Torre de Hercules lighthouse and the striking facades of Maria Pita Square; and explore Lisbon on foot, via the tram or even on a tuk-tuk tour to uncover the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery and much more.

Your Itinerary


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Your Ship:

Balmoral - Fred Olsen Cruise Lines


Day

Port

Date

Due Depart


Day 2-3

Port :

At Sea

Date :

06 Jan 2019

Due - Departs :

07 Jan 2019


Day 5

Port :

At Sea

Date :

09 Jan 2019

Due - Departs :

09 Jan 2019


Day 10

Port :

Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura, Spain

Date :

14 Jan 2019

Due - Departs :

14 Jan 2019


Day 11-12

Port :

At Sea

Date :

15 Jan 2019

Due - Departs :

16 Jan 2019


Day 14

Port :

At Sea

Date :

18 Jan 2019

Due - Departs :

18 Jan 2019


The Ship


Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board. The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants are Avon and Spey – named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers. There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.

Balmoral


Launched: January 2008 | Occupancy: 1,350 passengers

Tonnage: 43,537 tons | Length: 715 ft (217.93 m)

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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

Cabin


Wheelchair Adapted

Wheelchair Adapted


Wheelchair Adapted

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin


Standard Cabin

Inside


Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck. This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Inside Cabin


Inside Cabin

Guaranteed Inside Higher

Guaranteed Inside Higher


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Twin Bedded Cabin

Twin Bedded Cabin


Latesaver Twin Bedded Cabin

Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Inside Lower

Guaranteed Inside Lower


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Single Inside Cabin

Superior Single Inside Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Inside Lower

Inside Lower


Inside Lower

Inside Lower Grade

Inside Lower Grade


Inside lower grade cabin

Inside Upper


Inside Upper

Superior Inside

Superior Inside


This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido, Bridge and Main decks. These cabins have a bathroom with bath and/or shower, and an interactive television. Cabins 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

Single Inside


Single Inside

Single Inside

Single Inside


This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main and Marina Decks. This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Outside


Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic and Coral Decks. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Single Outside Cabin

Single Outside Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Single Outside


Single Outside

Guaranteed Outside Lower

Guaranteed Outside Lower


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Outside Higher

Guaranteed Outside Higher


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Outside


Superior Outside

Superior Outside Cabin

Superior Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Lido and Main Decks. This grade of cabin has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside Cabin

Superior Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck. Slightly larger than a B grade, these cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Lower

Outside Lower


Outside Lower

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on the Coral Deck. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on both Coral and Marina Decks. These cabins have port holes and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


Outside Cabin Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Twin Outside Cabin

Superior Twin Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside Single Cabin

Superior Outside Single Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Balcony


Terrace Balcony Suite


Terrace Balcony Suite

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin


This cabin is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido and Bridge Decks.This cabin has a balcony, bathroom with shower or bath and shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Balcony Cabin

Superior Balcony Cabin


This cabin is approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck.Slightly larger than a Balcony Cabin, this cabin has a balcony, bathroom with shower or bath and shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Balcony


Superior Balcony

Suite


Marquee Suite


Marquee Suite

Twin Bedded Cabin


Twin Bedded Cabin

Deluxe Balcony Cabin


Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Junior Suite

Junior Suite


Junior Suite

Single Balcony Suite

Single Balcony Suite


This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and french doors leading onto a veranda. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite


This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, french doors, a large veranda and a separate bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite


This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck. This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, french doors, a large veranda and a separate bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite


Owner's Suite

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite


This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland, Bridge and Lido Decks. This suite has a bedroom with a large sitting area and french doors leading onto a veranda. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Premier Suite

Premier Suite


This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, french doors, a large veranda and a separate bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Premier Suite


Premier Suite


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* Terms and Conditions


Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.

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