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Winter Sun on a Canaries Cruise

It's the time of the year we start planning a winter escape, and what could be better than a relaxing all-inclusive cruise to the sunny Canary Islands?

There’s no better way to explore these beautiful islands and to discover the spectacular scenery and experiences they have to offer, all from the comfort of your boutique ship.

An amazing all-inclusive experience

Cruising the Canaries isn’t just a great way to explore several destinations all at once – it’s also a truly wonderful, inclusive experience. We make sure that all those extras are already included in the price, so you won’t be paying any additional fees for entertainment, classes and activities, spa access, Wi-Fi, a balcony cabin, room service or gratuities. 

We’ve covered every element of your holiday, from the door-to-door chauffeur service and your travel insurance to all-inclusive drinks and speciality dining.

Discovering the Canaries in style

The Canary Islands are blessed with some truly spectacular locations, from the peak of Mount Teide on Tenerife to the endless sand dunes of Maspalomas on Gran Canaria and the volcanic Timanfaya on Lanzarote. A cruise is a great way to explore all of these sights and more in one exciting holiday. And with warm weather all year round, they’re a great choice to sail south for some ‘winter sun’.

The highlights of Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

The capital city of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, is the ideal place to begin an exploration of the island’s top sights. A walk along the Orotava Valley is an ideal way to revel in both historical architecture and nature’s beauty, while the historic Casa Abaco at the end of the trail affords a splendid 18th century setting for your aperitif. 

Meanwhile, Tenerife’s floral attractions should never be underestimated. Santa Cruz’s Jardin Botanico has been delighting visitors since the 18th century, while the Orchid Gardens of Sitio Litre are a tranquil spot to reflect and unwind.

Gran Canaria’s top sights

Bandama Crater, Gran Canaria

Although Lanzarote may be best known for its volcanic origins, in fact one of the best places to discover the Canary Islands’ volcanic heritage is on Gran Canaria, with a trip to the Bandama Crater. You can hike right into the heart of the crater of one of the Canarian archipelago’s youngest volcanoes and admire stunning panoramic island views. There’s much more to explore on Gran Canaria too. The colourful and pretty town of Teror is a must-visit while the Duchess Gardens is the perfect spot to stroll amidst sub-tropical plants and tropical flowers from all over the world.

Discover the volcanic treasures of Lanzarote

Fire Mountain, Lanzarote

The Canarian island of Lanzarote offers a truly unique experience to its visitors. The Timanfaya National Park, sometimes called Fire Mountain, affords the opportunity to have a barbecue with a difference, cooked over the volcano’s heat. Meanwhile, Los Hervideros and its boiling waters gives its visitors a very different experience as they explore a series of blow holes and caves that have been eroded from the flow of lava.

Enjoy winter cruising

If you’re ready to escape the cold this autumn and winter, cruise to the Canary Islands with us is the ideal solution. Let us take you away to the warmth of the Canaries on one of our boutique sister ships, Spirit of Adventure or Spirit of Discovery, with all your extras included. The dramatic scenery and unforgettable experiences are waiting for you!

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.