Sun, sea, and more. Experience the Canaries from the ocean!
Our small-ship cruises around the archipelago are proof that there’s so much to see as you will visit a multitude of the islands. These islands have the potential to surprise you with their ancient villages, sandy coves and volcanic scenery. It’s not just the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, which you can now experience on our new sister ships, Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure.
Our itineraries also call at many other islands such as Madeira and Cape Verde, or to the exotic shores of Morocco. Plus, these islands are known for their subtropical climate- resulting in great weather all year round. This make them a great choice to sail south for some ‘winter sun’ on the islands’ endless beaches and lush pine forests.
These are some of the ports that you can visit when sailing with us to the Canaries
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 colonial - style city centre has sweeping views with a history tracing back to the 15th century.
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
The Spanish city, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, 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.
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, and now 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.
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
Rosario is a lively port and 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, one of the wind-sheltered beaches with calm waters and wooden walkways.
Arrecife, once a small fishing village, is now the capital of Lanzarote since the 19th century. In the heart of Arrecife 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 important art gallery.
Explore the floral sights of Funchal, Madeira with its array of unique flora and fauna. As well as maintained botanical gardens, this lively capital is packed with Portuguese architecture and known for its wine cellars and scenic harbour with crystal clear waters.