Cruising the Canary Islands


The Canary Islands are one of the most popular destinations for travelers. This is evident with the large number of tourists it attracts every year. Despite the fact that it is closer to Africa than Europe has not hindered tourists from flocking the island. It provides enough fun activities, great mountains, and deserts that make it popular and outstanding destination among other cruises in Western and transatlantic Europe.

Cruise lines that go to the Canary Islands

There are lots of cruise lines that head to the island. Cruise lines such as Thomson, Fred Olsen, P&O, Saga, MSC, and Cunard offer itineraries to the Canary Islands. Ships leaving the United Kingdom make a call on ports in Portugal, Madeira or Spain.When it comes to luxury, the sea cloud, which is a tall ship, offers a Canary Island only itinerary. It makes a round trip from Las Palmas to the following destinations; Santa Cruz, San Sebastian and Puerto de la Estacaon El Hierro. Silversea makes cruises from Malaga to Ghana. It makes stops at Arrecife and Las Palmas. If it’s from Santiago to Lisbon, it makes stops at Las Palmas and San Sebastian. The Azamara cruise offers trips from Barcelona, stopping at Las Palmas,Tenerife, Lanzarote, and La Gomera. Star Clippers offer flights from Malaga stopping at Las Palmas, Tangier and Arrecife.

Best time of the year to go to the Canary Islands

Cruise ships say that you can go there any time of the year. This is because the weather is warm and sunny all year round. However, July to September is the hottest period with average temperatures of 80 degrees. You will therefore, need to carry your sunscreen if you are visiting at this time.Although winter is not very warm, January to February maybe the best time to visit. The reason for this is it’s after the rains, and the islands are at their lushest. This is the busiest season at the islands as people come to enjoy the sunshine.

What can you see?

You will see a more than 600-mile coastline and more than 500 beaches when you cruise to the Canary Islands. Besides the many resorts, you will see volcanic craters, ancient towns, lunar landscapes and experience buzzing nightlife in wild forests. You are guaranteed many surprises by visiting this place.

Why you should make a cruise to this destination

As said earlier, the weather is great in these islands, so you are guaranteed to have a good time. The Carnival of Santa Cruz of Tenerife is another reason to cruise in February. A fantastic event attracts many people from all over the world. Many cruises take part in it.