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Canary Islands Cruises

Explore the sun-drenched Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores or discover the diverse Cape Verde archipelago with our unique collection.

The sunshine islands of the Canaries and the Azores in the North Atlantic have much to offer. Apart from the lure of year-round sun, the Canary Islands promise impressive beaches, dramatic volcanic landscapes, sand dunes, gardens and world-class nature reserves.

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  • Volcanic landscapes on Fuerteventura
  • Gardens of Madeira

Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020

Canary Islands

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  • Summer in the Canaries

    15 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    Visit the sun-kissed islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Madeira on this no-fly cruise from London Tilbury, with calls at the fascinating ports of Amsterdam, Gibraltar and Lisbon 2019 - Aug Save up to 50%!

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria No Fly Cruise
    From £1089pp
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  • Contrasting Canary Islands

    15 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Choice of Ships

    Discover the dramatic landscapes of the volcanic Canary Islands and exotic Madeira on this 15-night no-fly cruise from London Tilbury, with calls at Gibraltar, Amsterdam and Portugal 2019 - Oct 2020 - Mar, Oct Second passenger cruises free on 2020 departure! Now from just £1089pp.

    Funchal No Fly Cruise
    From £1089pp
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  • Canary Islands and Iberian Treasures

    16 Nights - Bristol and Back

    Magellan Magellan

    Sail to the historic cities of Lisbon, Seville and La Coruna on this 16-night no-fly cruise, and discover exotic Morocco, beautiful Madeira and the sun-kissed Canary Islands. There is also the option to embark in Cobh 2020 - Oct Second passenger cruises free! Now from just £1119pp

    Santa Cruz, Tenerife No Fly Cruise
    From £1119pp
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  • Spain and Morocco to the Canary Islands

    7 Nights - Malaga to Las Palmas

    Star Flyer Star Flyer

    Voyage under full sail on Star Flyer and discover historic Cadiz, the exotic Moroccan cities of Tangier and Safi and the sun-drenched Canary Islands 2019 - Oct 2020 - Nov Save 20% on 2020 departure PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

    Malaga Cruise Only
    From £1170pp
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  • Canaries at Christmas and New Year

    15 Nights - Bristol and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    Spend Christmas and New Year exploring the stunning Canary Islands and Madeira on this superb no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth on Marco Polo. There is also the option to embark and disembark in Cobh 2019 - Dec Save up to 25% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Gibraltar No Fly Cruise
    From £1416pp
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  • Westbound Transatlantic Sailing

    16 Nights - Europe to Caribbean

    Royal Clipper Choice of Ships

    Re-live the romantic age of sail on one of these Westbound Transatlantic sailing crossings departing from Las Palmas or Lisbon to the Caribbean aboard Royal Clipper or Star Flyer 2019 - Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Royal Clipper and Star Clipper Cruise Only
    From £1495pp
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  • Canaries and Madeira at Christmas

    16 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    Celebrate Christmas on board Columbus and see in the New Year with a fabulous firework spectacular as you sail to the Canary Islands, Morocco and Portugal on this 16-night no-fly cruise 2019 - Dec Save up to 25% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Funchal, Madeira No Fly Cruise
    From £1574pp
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  • Canaries and Cape Verde at Christmas

    21 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Magellan Magellan

    Spend the festive season discovering remote Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and beautiful Madeira on this incredible Christmas & New Year no-fly cruise. Take the opportunity to discover the historic cities of Vigo, Lisbon and Oporto 2019 - Dec Second passenger cruises free! Now from just £1599pp

    Funchal, Madeira No Fly Cruise
    From £1599pp
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  • Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago

    7 Nights - Palmeira and Back

    Harmony G Choice of Ships

    Join Harmony G on this cruise to the Cape Verde Islands with their mix of African and Portuguese heritage and diverse landscapes, from mountain ranges to towering volcanoes and deserted beaches 2019 - Nov, Dec 2020 - Mar Save 20% on cruise cost!

    Maio, Cape Verde Islands Fly Cruise Package
    From £1654pp
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  • Canary Island Paradise

    14 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Saga Sapphire Saga Sapphire

    Southampton - Cadiz (Spain) - Arrecife (Las Palmas) - Sana Cruz (Tenerife) - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) - Funchal (Madeira) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Southampton 2020 - Feb

    Gran Canaria No Fly Cruise
    From £1851pp
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  • Celestial Canaries

    14 Nights - Dover to Southampton

    Saga Sapphire Saga Sapphire

    Dover - Funchal (Madeira) - Santa Cruz (La Palma) - San Sebastian (La Gomera) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) - Arrecife (Lanzarote) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Southampton

    La Palma No Fly Cruise
    From £1999pp
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  • Grand Canary Islands and Iberia

    19 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    Discover the sun-kissed volcanic Canary Islands, colourful Madeira and exotic Morocco on this 19-night no-fly cruise from London Tilbury, with calls at Gibraltar, Lisbon and Cadiz 2019 - Nov

    Lisbon No Fly Cruise
    From £1999pp
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  • The Volcanic Isles

    15 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Saga Sapphire Saga Sapphire

    Southampton - Funchal (Madeira) - Santa Cruz de la Palma (Palma) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Arrecife (Lanzarote) - Agadir (Morocco) - Casablanca (Morocco) - Leixoes (Portugal) - Southampton 2019 - Nov

    Casablanca, Morocco No Fly Cruise
    From £2283pp
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  • Pure Canaries

    13 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Spirit of Discovery Spirit of Discovery

    Southampton - Funchal (Madeira) - Santa Cruz (La Palma) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) - Arrecife (Lanzarote) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Southampton 2020 - Jan

    Tenerife No Fly Cruise
    From £2445pp
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  • Adventure in the Canaries and Morocco

    14 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Saga Sapphire Saga Sapphire

    Southampton - Lisbon (Portugal) - Agadir (Morocco) - Arrecife (Lanzarote) - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Santa Cruz (La Palma) - Funchal (Portugal) - Southampton 2019 - Oct

    Tenerife No Fly Cruise
    From £2557pp
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  • Spanish Islands of the Atlantic

    14 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Spirit of Discovery Spirit of Discovery

    Southampton - Lisbon (Portugal) - Funchal (Madeira) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Santa Cruz (La Palma) - San Sebastian (La Gomera) - Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) - La Coruna (Spain) - Southampton 2019 - Nov

    La Palma, Santa Cruz No Fly Cruise
    From £3402pp
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  • Canaries Christmas Cheer

    17 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Saga Sapphire Saga Sapphire

    Southampton - Cadiz (Spain) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Hierro (El Heirro) - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) - Santa Cruz (La Palma) - Funchal (Madeira) - Southampton 2019 - Dec

    Santa Cruz, Tenerife No Fly Cruise
    From £3706pp
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  • Canary Islands at Christmas

    15 Nights - Bristol and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    Spend Christmas and the New Year exploring the sun-drenched Canary Islands and picturesque Madeira on this fantastic no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth on Marco Polo

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About Canary Island Cruises

Gran Canaria boasts stunning desert scenery, amazing rock formations set amidst volcanic landscapes, and the flourishing greenery of Palmitos Nature Park as well as great beaches.

Tenerife offers green valleys, lush plantations and the volcanic ‘moonscape’ of the Mount Tiede National Park as well as its wonderful beaches. The beaches of Lanzarote have long been favoured destinations for sun-seekers, along with its fantastic solidified lava landscapes, best viewed from Fire Mountain.

Fuerteventura has a landscape formed as much by the climate as its volcanic past. The island’s proximity to the Sahara blesses it with particularly sunny weather, perfect for enjoying some of the best beaches in the Canaries. The small islands of El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera are less-well known but no less beautiful. El Hierro has a mixture of arid prairies and fertile land of Valle del Golfo planted with vines, bananas and pineapples.

The ‘garden isle’ of Madeira blossoms with colourful flowers - in the parks, botanical gardens and the vineyards that produce the wine that bears its name. The lush and mountainous islands of the Azores, lying nearly a thousand miles from the nearest mainland, provide perfect get-away-from-it-all destinations. The warm maritime climate supports a huge variety of exotic trees and flowers, and on Sao Miguel a huge volcanic crater cradles two picturesque lakes – one emerald green, one deep blue.

The Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa has an intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage. The islands are blessed with a year-round tropical climate and diverse landscapes, from verdant mountain ranges to towering volcanoes and pristine beaches. The well-preserved city of Mindelo, known as the cultural capital of the Cape Verde offers magnificent colonial buildings and lively restaurants.

La Gomera One of Lanzarote's superb beaches Maio, Cape Verde Islands

Canary Islands Highlights

Arrecife

The lunar landscape of Lanzarote is the result of heavy volcanic activity in the past, and there are 300 dormant volcanoes on the island known as the 'Mountains of Fire', where camel rides are offered through the petrified lava fields. Arrecife is the main port and capital and is close to the beach resort of Puerto del Carmen. Its pretty seafront is bordered by a promenade and gardens leading to the town's bazaar and the shopping district of Calle Leon y Castillo.

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, and has the longest beaches in the archipelago, a mixture of white sand and black volcanic shingle. The island is generally regarded as the most pristine of the Canaries, and is a Biosphere Reserve crossed by volcanic peaks and edged with wide dunes. The most popular areas are situated away from the capital and port of Puerto del Rosario, the prettiest being Betancuria, where restaurants serve traditional food and there are the remains of a 15th-century monastery.

Las Palmas

This 15th-century city is the capital of Gran Canaria and has many colonial buildings, and a picturesque setting between the beaches of Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. The city's historic district, Vegueta, is a World Heritage Site where sophisticated boutiques and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make Las Palmas a popular tourist destination.

Madeira (Portugal)

The lush island of Madeira is known as the 'Garden Isle' of Portugal, with exotic flowers and tropical vegetation covering its steep slopes. The port and capital of Funchal has a mountains backdrop, and its attractions include a wicker-sledge ride down a cobbled mountain track from Monte, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. There are cafes, bars and restaurants in the city centre, and modern shopping centres.

Madeira

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel is the pretty and historic capital of the Azores In the former monastery of Santo Andre is the Carlos Machado Museum, and Porta Delgada is a good base for tours to the lush interior, the extinct volcano of Caldeira das Sete Cidades and its two lakes. Also worth a visit is the botanical garden of Jardim Jose do Canto and Praca Goncala Velho Square, where there are shady cafes and the remains of the city walls.

Ponta Delgada (Azores, Portugal)

San Sebastian

The capital of La Gomera, San Sebastian consists of tiers of cube-shaped houses rising up from the harbour. Close to the Iglesia de la Virgen de las Suncion is the Playa de San Sebastian, the place for bars, bodega restaurants and specialist shops. Christopher Columbus is believed to have lived in the Casa de Colon which is now open to the public. The 15th-century Torre del Conde tower is a military structure with connections to Columbus and the oldest building on the island.

Santa Cruz

La Palma is a mountainous and scenic island with an impressive volcanic crater, Caldera de Taburiente, and black volcanic sand beaches. The pretty town of Santa Cruz is the capital and main port, famous for its wooden balconies, cobbled streets, ancient buildings and the replica of Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, which houses the Maritime Museum.

Santa Cruz (La Palma, Canary Islands)

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is the capital of the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. It is a modern city with several attractions including Garcia Sanabria Park where there are sculptures by Joan Miro and Henry Moore, the colonial church of La Concepcion and the modernist Opera House. In Loro Parque there are tropical gardens and an aquarium housing sea lions, sharks and penguins.

Santa Cruz (Tenerife, Canary Islands)

Tenerife

Tenerife is dominated by 3718-metre high Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, which can be accessed by cable car for stunning views of the other Canary Islands. The large variety of landscapes range from lush valleys, banana plantations and the moon-like white rock formations of the Lorno Blanco. In the Ethnographic Park are the mysterious stepped pyramids of Guimar, built along the same lines as those of Mexico and Peru.

Tenerife (Canary Islands)
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