Friday, 18 October 2013

See The 'Stars’ With Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be offering guests the chance to take in one of nature’s most spectacular light shows, the Perseid Meteor Showers, with Braemar’s 13-night Canary Islands voyage sailing from Dover on next August.

This exciting 'experience' cruise will give guests the opportunity to view the stunning, multi-coloured Perseid Meteor Shower at the optimum time, whilst visiting the beautiful Canary Islands and Portugal. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the ‘radiant’, lies within the constellation of Perseus. 
Referred to by many as 'Nature’s celestial firework display', the ‘Perseid Meteor Showers are the result of material falling from the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Best seen during the early evenings and nightfall within the first two weeks of August, guests on this cruise can channel their ‘amateur astronomist’ as they look out for these 'shooting stars' – which reach a rate of 60 or more per hour at their peak – in stunning surroundings.

Departing on August 4 from Dover, this cruise visits Funchal, on the lovely ‘Garden Isle’ of Madeira, for an overnight stay and then Santa Cruz in Tenerife. Braemar then calls at the largest island, Gran Canaria, where the ship docks in Las Palmas. This popular island boasts a fascinating history; in Plaza Santa Ana, there are bronze statues of dogs, referencing the Romans’ naming of the islands after legendary canines.

Arrecife, Lanzarote, is the next port of call, a bustling port with two splendid castles overlooking the harbour area. Lisbon, Portugal’s bustling capital, is the final port of call.

Prices for this ‘cruise of a lifetime’ start from £1,099 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, inside cabin, Grade ‘I’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port dues.
More Info: visit the website at or call 0800 0355 150 (Monday to Friday, 8am 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm).

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