Canary Islands cruises
Sun, sea and more. Cruise to Canary Islands
Our Canary Island cruises uncover an archipelago packed with contrasts. From lively waterside cities to volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches and lush rainforests, each island offers something new to discover.
Cruising on our boutique sister ships Spirt of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery, enjoy a different kind of all-inclusive holiday. You’ll have your own private balcony to enjoy the different islands, with boutique luxury from day to night.
The Canaries are known for their year-round great weather, making them the ideal cruise destination for enjoying the warmth of the winter sun.
Canary Islands cruises
Explore the majestic views of the Canaries with our Canary Islands Cruises.
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
This port city spills out along the ocean and has many world-class attractions, such as the Maspalomas Sand Dunes. Located on the south coast of Gran Canaria, these dunes are a protected area covering five square kilometres. On top of this, Las Palmas is geographically known to have one of the world’s most pleasant climates.Discover more
San Sebastián, La Gomera
Off the tourist trail, the smaller island of La Gomera feels delightfully unspoilt, and the cruise port of San Sebastian is a great base to explore. The main treasure of the island is its dense, intense green laurel forests seen in Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Discover more
Santa Cruz, La Palma
This compact city is located along the shore and offers impressively dark skies with hardly any light pollution, making it one of the best places to stargaze in Europe. Even the city centre has sweeping views with a history tracing back to the 15th century.Discover more
Arrecife, once a small fishing village, became the capital of Lanzarote in the 19th century. In the heart of the city is a natural inland lagoon surrounded with petite market stalls and painted inshore fishing boats. You can visit the Mediterranean-style promenade and uncover historical charm in the museums, castles and art galleries.Discover more
Rosario is a lively port and the capital of Fuerteventura with some impressive street art, including colourful murals and giant snail sculptures along the harbour promenade. In the corner of the island is Playa Chica, a wind-sheltered beaches with calm waters and wooden walkways.Discover more
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Santa Cruz has an animated city centre with flora fuelled botanical gardens, historical museums and antique-selling vintage markets. As well as this bustling metropolis, there are sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and dramatic hillsides- making for an impressive landscape.Discover more
When to cruise to the Canary Islands
They’re famous as one of the world’s top winter sun cruise destinations. So of course, the best time to visit the Canary Islands is autumn and winter, when it starts to get cooler here in the UK. The Canaries’ weather stays mild all year round, which is why our ships feature a calendar of winter sun cruises to make the most of the sunshine!
There are so many reasons to cruise the Canaries…
Whether you’re in search of fresh nature, beautiful weather or great food and drink, the Canary Islands have got them all in abundance.
Choose from a selection of included and optional excursions to really see the best of these islands, from wine tasting and volcano tours, to guided hikes and night-time stargazing.Please note: Every cruise includes a number of panoramic excursions, while optional excursions are available at an additional charge.
Discover much more than the Canaries…
On our Canary Island cruises we also stop at other exciting ports, from Africa to the Western Mediterranean.
Set off the African coast, selected cruises also stop at the Cape Verde archipelago. Discover the islands’ capital city, Praia, while Mindelo has a distinct Latin vibe from its days under Portuguese colonial rule.
Often described as the ‘floating garden in the Atlantic’, Madeira is a welcome port of call on all our Canary Island cruises. From Funchal, you can explore the island’s beautiful botanical gardens or levada walking trails.
While the Canaries have a Spanish flavour, some cruises also make a stop on the mainland, to explore fascinating places such as Cartagena, Cadiz and Barcelona.
Step back in time to the ancient souks of Marrakech and Casablanca to hone your bargaining skills, or visit some of these city’s magnificent mosques. It’s an exotic side to some of our Canaries cruises.
Some of our Canary Island cruises also stop at Portugal to break up your voyage down south. Ports of call include the vibrant and cultural capital, Lisbon, or the riverside city of Oporto, famous for its fortified wine.
You can also join a longer voyage that visits the Canaries and the shores of West Africa, including ports such as Gambia and Senegal. Also discover the region’s oldest European city, Dakar.
Read our blogs
Take a look at our travel blogs, packed with travel inspiration for your cruise to the Canary Islands.
5 Reasons to Cruise the Canary Islands
From their tropical blooms and colourful summer fiestas to the glorious winter sun and sandy beaches, the Canary Islands are a beautiful destination to discover.View blog
Cruising the National Parks of the Canaries
Mile for mile, the Canary Islands have more National Parks than any other part of Spain.View blog
Unique experiences in the Canaries
Return from the Canaries with an array of memories and spectacular stories to tell!View blog
Explore more destinations on a Canaries cruise
At least two additional destinations are included as extra ports of call in our Canary Island itineraries, from Funchal to La Coruña and Morocco.View blog