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 M1422 ‘Canaries Meteor Showers' cruise, sailing from Dover on 4th August 2014.
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
The ‘Perseids’ are so-called because
the point from which they appear to come, called the ‘radiant’, lies within the
constellation, ‘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
board 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
This cruise visits Funchal, on the lovely ‘Garden Isle’ of
Madeira, for an overnight stay. Compact enough
to explore on foot, the island has some fine museums, and its climate and rich
soil allow for some exquisite gardens.
Next, Braemar visits
Cruz in Tenerife. Here, guests can discover the wonders of the
extinct volcano, , in El Teide National Park, explore
the mix of modern and historic buildings, or take a tour to the Pyramids of
Guimar. These incredible pyramid-shaped structures date back to the 19th Century
and are located in the fascinating ‘ Mount Teide ’, which contains some of the most
dangerous plants in the world. Secret Garden
Braemar then calls at the largest island, Gran Canaria, where the ship docks in
. 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
Arrecife, Lanzarote is the next port of call, a bustling port with two splendid castles overlooking the harbour area, which date back to the 16th and 17th Centuries. The older of the two buildings, ‘Castillo San Gabriel’, houses the
, which tells the story of the
original inhabitants of the island, the Gaunche. Guests venturing slightly
further out of the town can explore the lunar landscape of the Ethnographic Museum . Timanfaya National
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.
To find out more about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 150 (Monday to Friday, 8am 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm, or visit an ABTA travel agent.