are an amazing experience as each island though bound by a common language is completely different to its neighbours, so each port and each day offers a unique experience.
Many Canaries cruises start and end at Southampton an historic port easily reached by road or rail. With a great choice of cruise companies, luxury ships and interesting destinations canary Island cruises offer something for everyone.
About Canary Islands cruises
The Canary Islands are amongst the most beautiful and exotic destinations available to cruise-goers today. The islands, which are located off the northwest coast of Africa, attract over 12 million visitors annually, making them one of the most popular destinations for travellers from around the world.
Many Canary cruises begin by visiting Spain , Portugal and Madeira. The variety of ports of call and the opportunities to experience diverse cultures and terrains are some of the most attractive aspects of Canary cruises. Renowned for breathtaking vistas, pleasant weather and beautiful beaches, the Canaries are known as one of the most stunningly attractive tourist centres in Europe.
Madeira, although technically part of Portugal, is one of the major destinations on any Canary cruise, one that stuns and delights first-time visitors and experienced travellers alike. Magnificent gardens offer an experience that will never be forgotten. Famous for wine, cake and flowers, Madeira is a premier port of call, known for its magnificent flower gardens and a unique local custom; visitors ride a toboggan pushed by locals in traditional costume. The celebration of New Year features the largest firework display in the world, ensuring that guests travelling at this time of year enjoy a spectacular experience.
The largest and most populated of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a land of contrasts. Stunning grand cliffs rise majestically above smooth, sandy beaches. Experience-wise, Tenerife offers everything from sampling some of the best traditional Canarian cuisine to walks through tropical rainforests. The volcanic nature of the island has created magnificent coloured rock formations. Pico de Teide is Spain’s highest peak and offers miles of spectacular trails for intrepid hikers.
During Carnaval, the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, comes alive with a fiesta experience not found anywhere else in the world. While the northern part of the island is cloudier and more humid, the south is warmer and dryer, offering visitors opportunities to experience a full range of weather patterns and climate.
On the island of Lanzarote, visitors will find opportunities to join a camel train to ride through the bare landscape and watch as food is prepared over volcanic heat in Timanfaya National Park. The stunning views, excellent food and breathtaking vistas come together to make this a destination not to be missed.
Mountains, beaches and sand dunes mark Fuerteventura as another of the stops along the visitor’s experience of the Canary Islands. The cultural centre of the Canaries, Fuerteventura is known for its premier shops and entertainment. Visit museums and art galleries or lounge on some of the longest beaches on the islands. Water-sports enthusiasts flock to Fuerteventura for surfing and stunningly beautiful beaches with impressive sand dunes. Camel safaris can be enjoyed at Oasis Park in the south of the island, where visitors will feel as if they have found a desert oasis in this tropical paradise.
From beaches to mountains to tropical paradise, Adore cruises recommends the Canary Islands, which offer nearly everything a traveller could wish for in an exotic holiday. Whatever your budget, interests and experience level, there is a Canary cruise to suit you.