Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar will embark on their respective cruises before coming together at Madeira’s garden island, where passengers will have the chance to join a quayside fiesta or explore the rest of the fleet.
Fred. Olsen's ‘Four Freds in Funchal’ was planned for April 4, 2020 but cancelled due to the pandemic.
A new-look fleet
‘This is set to be an incredible day in our history, as it will be the first time that our new-look fleet will be in port together since we set sail again last summer,’ said Peter Deer, MD, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. ‘What better way to mark it than with a celebration with our guests?’
He added, ‘Our teams here are already busy curating a programme of events, and will be working very closely with the team in the Port of Funchal to ensure it is a truly memorable day for all.’
Bolette’s 15-night ‘Spain & Portugal with Fleet in Funchal’ cruise sails round-trip from Southampton on October 29, 2023. It will call: La Coruna, Spain; cruise by Tower of Hercules; Cádiz, Spain; Tarragona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Funchal, Madeira.
‘The Canary Islands with the Fleet in Funchal’ cruise onboard Balmoral spans 15 nights. Also departing/returning Southampton, it will set sail October 30, 2023 calling: Cádiz, Spain; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; San Sebastian, La Gomera; Santa Cruz, La Palma; Funchal, Madeira; Lisbon, Portugal.
Leaving from Dover on October 30, 2023 Braemar’s 15-night ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco with the Fleet in Funchal’ cruise will sail: Gibraltar; Cádiz, Spain; Tangier, Morocco; Casablanca, Morocco; Agadir, Morocco; Funchal, Madeira; Leixões, Portugal; Matosinhos, Portugal; Dover, UK.
Borealis’ 14-night ‘The Azores with The Fleet in Funchal’ cruise, sailing round-trip from Liverpool on November 1, 2023, calls: Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores; Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores (overnight stay); Funchal, Madeira; Lisbon, Portugal; Leixões, Portugal; Matosinhos, Portugal.
£200 per person to spend on board will be available to passengers, or £400 when booking a suite.