Canary Islands Cruises
A firm favourite with many, Canary Islands cruises offer the opportunity to explore and relax in equal measure.
Owing to their close proximity to the western coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are an ideal destination for luxury cruises throughout all 12 months of the year. Offering visitors a desert-like landscape, glorious beaches and of course, four of Spain's seven major national nature reserves.
Gran Canaria Cruises
Las Palmas is your gateway for everything this wonderful island has to offer. The harbour is a peachful and pretty, with a shopping mall located nearby for those who wish to induldge in a spot of retail therapy. The island's centre is located just a short stroll away from the port, and it is here you will find an array of high street stores, along with several small indoor food markets.
If you prefer to go off-the-beaten track, then the serenity of the desert is just a stone's throw away in Maspalomas. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply enjoy the peace and natural beauty of the island.
Palmitos Nature Park is also a popular attraction. Set deep within a canyon inland from Maspalomas, the park is famous throughout the world for its tropical plants, birds and marine life. There are over 100 types of cactus and 1000 palm trees of 42 different types. The park is also home to Europe's largest butterfly house.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Island and the most populated island in the region. The landscape here is incredibly dramatic, with beach side resorts in the hotter south of the island and lush green scenery nestled in the north.
One of the most popular attractions here is Loro Parque. The park opened in 1972 and has since grown into one of the most popular attractions in all of the Canary Islands. The zoo is located on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz and is home to chimpanzees, jaguars, tigers, alligators, iguanas, and piranhas to name a small few.
Other attractions in Tenerife include Tiede National Park, Las Aguilas Jungle Park, Golf del Sur and the Basilica of Candelaria.
An island of volcanic origin, Lanzarote is the most easterly in the Canaries. Its beaches are volcanic red, black and white - offering sunbathers and swimmers something slightly different to the typical soft, white sandy beach experience.
The landscape in Lanzarote is quite unlike any other, with some areas of the island resembling the surface of the moon. The best place to see this natural wonder is at Timanfaya National Park. The Fire Mountains here were created between 1730 and 1736 when more than 100 volcanos rose up and devasted this part of the island. The last eruptions were recorded in 1824, but visitors to the island can enjoy demonstrations throughout the day which serve to illustrate just how hot the temperatures below the service are.
La Palma Cruises
La Palma, like the other Canary Islands, is a volcanic ocean island and is also home to Roque des los Muchachos Observatory, one of the world's premier astronomical observatories.
Caldera de Taburiente National Park is by far the most impressive place to visit on the island. Thought to be a huge crater - but now referred to as a mountain with a curious crater shape - Caldera de Taburiente is certainly a sight to see. The crater is enormous; 10km across and with walls in places peaking at 2000 metres, it is one of the largest in the world. The highest point is Roque de los Muchachos, which is situated on the northern wall. The views from here are nothing short of spectacular.
Other attractions on La Palma include Piscinas de Fajana, Parque Cultural La Zarza and Astro La Palma.
Book your luxury Canary Islands cruise with The Cruise Line
If you would like more information on our Canary Islands cruises please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. From your initial enquiry to assisting with your choice of shore excursions, we will be more than happy to offer our impartial advice and can also aid with the booking of port parking and pre-cruise hotel stays.