Canary Islands Cruises

The Canaries are a place of stark and beautiful contrasts. The volcanic mountains present a dramatic backdrop to the verdant, rolling landscape. Snow can often be seen at their pinnacle while you bask in glorious sunshine on the stunning beaches. A great way to appreciate the magnificence of the terrain is to take a jeep safari to the top.

Experiences

For dazzling floral displays Madeira cannot be beaten. Whether you visit the Botanical Gardens, and there are several to choose from, or simply walk through the town, the exotic flora is rich, gaudy and vivid. The “Bird of Paradise Flower” is so lifelike you will not believe it cannot fly.

La Palma is one of the smaller and less well known islands of the Canaries. For such a small land mass it has a varied landscape of black sand volcanic beaches and diverse plant life to intrigue and fascinate discerning visitors.

Whale watching excursions are possible off the shores of all the islands. The anticipation of the majestic creatures surfacing is heightened when you hear the mystical blow and feel the spray when they come up for air. Dolphins too swim in the waters and seem to frolic and play when they have an appreciative audience.

History

Because of their strategic location when crossing the Atlantic in search of the New World, both the Azores and the Canaries were important stopovers during these times of maritime discovery. The Spanish and Portuguese were most acquisitive during the 16th century and laid claim to the islands.

Culture

Nature and all her gifts are the backdrop to the culture of all these islands. There is a sincere appreciation of its beauty in the land and seascape. When you cruise to the islands of the Atlantic, you will experience local hospitality from the moment you dock. You will find cosy local bars next to smart upscale restaurants, both serving mouth watering food.

Cuisine

With so much coast line it is not surprising that fish and seafood are staples of the diet. Fresh and local are the only rules. The land as well as the sea offer rich bounties in the refreshing and reviving fruit and delicious salads of plump tomatoes and rich, creamy local cheeses.

  • Lanzarote's volcanic landscape
  • Tenerife's rugged mountains
  • La Palma Tour
  • Gran Canaria at night
  • Ponta Delgada
  • Gran Canaria Tour

Location

Featured cruises to the Atlantic Isles and Canaries

  • The Canary Islands

    Featured Cruise

    Sun 2 Dec to 14 Dec 2018

    The Canary Islands

    Queen Elizabeth

    12 nights from $1,629 per person

  • Canary Islands Celebration

    Featured Cruise

    Mon 17 Dec to 29 Dec 2018

    Canary Islands Celebration

    Queen Elizabeth

    12 nights from $1,629 per person

  • Canary Islands Celebration

    Featured Cruise

    Sun 23 Dec to 06 Jan 2019

    Canary Islands Celebration

    Queen Victoria

    14 nights from $2,299 per person

Canary Islands Cruises

Available cruises: 5

Wonderful places to visit

The Canary Islands’ diverse landscapes include black sand beaches, cloud forests and towering sand dunes.

Lanzarote

Appreciated for its year-round warm weather, beaches and volcanic landscape, Lanzarote was designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1993.

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