A Canary Islands cruise offers just about everything you could want in a relaxing break. With sun-soaked days, desert-like landscapes, and volcanic mountains, there is always plenty to do and see - whether you take a cruise for a few days or a few weeks. Bask in the year-round sunshine on your Canary Islands cruise, and revel in the dramatic surroundings and glorious beaches. Fun-filled days compliment balmy nights under the stars, as you sail through the alluring Atlantic Ocean from island to island.
With its great location in the Mediterranean, and only a short flight from the UK, cruises in the Canary Islands make for very popular family cruises. Having said this, it is also possible to travel to this region on a no-fly cruise from the UK.
The Mediterranean holds many mysteries and ports of interest, and can be a great option for first time cruises, or nervous passengers. Take a look at our wider selection of Mediterranean cruises, if the Canary Islands are not for you.
Either stay exclusively on your ship, island hopping between this fabulous collection of paradise islands or choose to top or tail your cruise with a little more "shore time" in a land based 2 centre holiday to get maximum time on the beach as well as time to explore the beautiful sun drenched towns and fascinating places of interest.
The main port of Lanzarote, Arrecife is home to many wonderful sights, beautiful beaches and quaint whitewashed houses. In particular, you should look out for the Timanfaya National Park. Enjoy the coach trip for panoramic views over the Island's lunar landscape.
With its golden sandy beaches and endless dunes, sunshine and lots to see, Gran Canaria is unmissable. Stroll around the bustling, cosmopolitan capital city Las Palmas and visit the Christopher Columbus Museum in the Veguetta district, the old town. Enjoy the exciting submarine dive and for energetic families, the waterpark is a must.
Also called the ‘Pearl on the Ocean’, the capital Funchal is filled with fine beaches and beautiful gardens. You will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery surrounded by banana plantations, lush greenery and vineyards. Either relax in Funchal's Botanical Gardens or for a little more physical exertion, enjoy the "levada" walks (the paths alongside the mini canals) throughout the island.
For a taste of the exotic, the fabulous Moroccan ports of Agadir and Casablanca are a melting pot of local culture with a pinch of Western spice thrown in for good measure. Old elements blend with modern to create attractive and unique resorts. Don’t miss the Agadir Grand Souk, the largest covered market in the area.
A shore excursion to one of these ports is an ideal way to snap up some souvenirs, with everything from leather to spice before heading back up to Portugal and Spain or perhaps even on your homeward leg of the journey.