Itinerary: Southampton (UK), Le Havre (Paris), At Sea, Bilbao, At Sea, Southampton (UK)
Perhaps you’ve enjoyed a week or two lazing on the beach at one of the popular Canary Islands and wondered what the others might be like. Or you may be thinking of making the Canaries your holiday choice but can’t decide which one is for you.
On the other hand you may just be looking for the perfect destination for a fantastic cruise holiday that gives you a great combination of sun, sea and scintillating sights. Cruises to the Canaries let you sample all the delights the region has to offer during one fabulous trip to one of the world’s favourite hot spots, with its year-round warmth and wealth of contrasting landscapes.
Sun-soaked miles of attractive beaches, rugged volcanic landscapes, the chance to watch migrating whales and dolphins and taste amazing food – the Canaries have it all. As part of your Canaries cruise you might take a cable-car ride up Tenerife’s Mount Teide to savour the magnificent views across the island and beyond. You won’t want to miss the chance to experience and photograph Lanzarote’s incredible lunar-like landscape and wander its streets of charming whitewashed houses. Canary Island cruises will take you to the islands’ capital Las Palmas on Gran Canaria where you’ll find the Christopher Columbus Museum and have a chance to browse colourful, vibrant market stalls in this cosmopolitan city. There’s the beautiful ‘green island’ of the Canaries, La Palma, which has an altogether more lush and genteel atmosphere than its busier neighbours as well as some great natural attractions like hillside forests and deep caves – some of which have been made into bizarre but splendid homes. If all that’s not enough, then Morocco, Madeira and the Azores are near enough to be combined as destinations on many longer cruise itineraries.
Things to do in the Canaries
- Watch dolphins in Madeira
- Go on scenic coastal walks in Gran Canaria
- Explore tropical forest in Tenerife
- Cycle through volcanic landscape in La Palma
- See the ancient Tower of Hercules lighthouse in La Coruna
- Lounge on beautiful beaches and swim in turquoise ocean
Did you know?
The name Islas Canarias comes from the Latin term Insula Canaria, meaning “Island of the Dogs”.