The Canary Islands make the perfect winter escape with gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking natural wonders and hours of glorious sunshine. Our cruise in January discovers the very best of the Canaries, along with stunning Madeira – the perfect way to begin the New Year. Balmoral sets sail from Southampton to Portugal’s fascinating capital, Lisbon; and on to the ‘floating garden in the Atlantic’, Madeira, adored for its bright botanical gardens and colourful scenery. Continue to La Palma’s historic Santa Cruz; tropical Santa Cruz de Tenerife – home to El Teide National Park with Spain’s highest mountain; Gran Canaria’s magnificent capital of Las Palmas; and Fuerteventura’s picturesque old fishing town, Gran Tarajal. Our voyage concludes in the ancient Spanish city of La Coruña, said to have been founded by Hercules and full of enthralling history.