Canary Islands cruises from the UK

All year round sun, brilliant white and black sand beaches, dramatic landscapes and world-class nature reserves make the volcanic Canary Islands and colourful Madeira ideal cruise destinations. Soak up magnificent scenery, sample seafood in a harbour cafe, wander through historic streets or simply relax in the sun on a Canary Islands cruise.

Gran Canaria boasts volcanic landscapes, quaint whitewashed villages, superb beaches and the contrasting greenery of Palmitos Nature Park. Tenerife is known for its lush plantations, and the volcanic 'moonscape' of Mount Tiede National Park. The island’s capital, Santa Cruz is a haven of tempting shops, and traditional churches and museums to visit.

Fuerteventura's proximity to the Sahara desert blesses it with particularly sunny weather, perfect for enjoying some of the best beaches in the Canaries.

The beaches of Lanzarote have long been a favourite of the British holidaymaker, along with the amazing solidified lava landscapes, best viewed from Fire Mountain. La Palma, one of the smallest Canary Islands, is known for its picturesque villages and magnificent volcanic crater, the Caldera de Taburiente. Once a popular port on routes to America, it has colonial buildings and Spanish architecture to explore.

The ‘garden isle’ of Madeira is awash with colour, with sub-tropical plants in the parks, botanical gardens and vibrant flower markets of Funchal, the island’s capital. The lush and mountainous islands of the Azores support a huge variety of exotic trees and flowers and are an ideal cruise destination.

  • Santa Cruz de La Palma
  • Funchal Madeira
  • Mount Teide, Tenerife

Gran Canaria

Canary Islands Cruises

The Volcanic Isles

Saga Cruises
The Volcanic Isles on Saga Sapphire
15 Nights
Departs 24 Nov 2019
from Southampton
  • £2,024pp
  • £2,556pp
  • £4,303pp
  • £5,358pp

Southampton, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Agadir, Casablanca, Leixões

Christmas & New Year Cruise to Cape Verde Islands & Madeira

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Christmas & New Year Cruise to Cape Verde Islands & Madeira on Magellan
21 Nights
Departs 18 Dec 2019
from Tilbury
  • £999pp
  • £1,399pp

Tilbury, Rotterdam, Vigo, Lisbon, Christmas Day At Sea, Mindelo, São Vicente Island, Praia, Santiago Island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Funchal, Madeira, Leixões

Christmas and New Year Canaries & Madeira Cruise

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Christmas and New Year Canaries & Madeira Cruise on Columbus
16 Nights
Departs 21 Dec 2019
from Tilbury
  • £1,539pp

Tilbury, Rotterdam, Christmas Day At Sea, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon, Vigo

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks on Balmoral
15 Nights
Departs 22 Dec 2019
from Southampton
  • £3,006pp
  • £3,297pp
  • £6,789pp

Southampton, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon

Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Christmas & New Year Canaries Cruise on Black Watch
15 Nights
Departs 22 Dec 2019
from Southampton
  • £3,249pp
  • £3,413pp

Southampton, Funchal, Madeira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Lisbon

Spain, Portugal & Madeira

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Spain, Portugal & Madeira on Black Watch
11 Nights
Departs 06 Jan 2020
from Southampton
  • £775pp
  • £824pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,309pp

Southampton, La Coruña, Leixões, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon

Islands of the Canaries

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Islands of the Canaries on Black Watch
14 Nights
Departs 17 Jan 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,115pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,745pp

Southampton, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Cádiz, Lisbon

Canary Island Paradise

Saga Cruises
Canary Island Paradise on Saga Sapphire
14 Nights
Departs 07 Feb 2020
from Southampton
  • £2,062pp
  • £2,454pp
  • £4,824pp
  • £4,327pp

Southampton, Cádiz, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon

Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen’s Canary Island History on Black Watch
14 Nights
Departs 03 Mar 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,794pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,521pp

Southampton, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz de La Palma, San Sebastian de la Gomera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Lisbon

Canary Islands & Maderia

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Canary Islands & Maderia on Magellan
15 Nights
Departs 16 Mar 2020
from Tilbury
  • £1,089pp
  • £1,499pp

Tilbury, Rotterdam, Gibraltar, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon

Azores, Madeira & Portugese Highlights

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Azores, Madeira & Portugese Highlights on Marco Polo
14 Nights
Departs 23 Mar 2020
from Cobh
  • £1,069pp
  • £1,479pp

Cobh, Avonmouth, La Coruña, Horta, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon

Azores, Madeira & Portugese Highlights

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Azores, Madeira & Portugese Highlights on Marco Polo
14 Nights
Departs 24 Mar 2020
from Avonmouth
  • £1,069pp
  • £1,479pp

Avonmouth, La Coruña, Horta, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon, Cobh

Four Fred.s in Funchal with the Azores

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Four Fred.s in Funchal with the Azores on Black Watch
14 Nights
Departs 26 Mar 2020
from Liverpool
  • £2,812pp
  • £3,879pp

Liverpool, Praia da Vitória, Horta, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Funchal, Madeira, Leixões

Four Fred.s in Funchal with the Canaries

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Four Fred.s in Funchal with the Canaries on Balmoral
16 Nights
Departs 29 Mar 2020
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £3,588pp
  • £4,073pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Leixões, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lanzarote, La Coruña

Four Fred.s in Funchal with Cape Verde

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Four Fred.s in Funchal with Cape Verde on Boudicca
19 Nights
Departs 29 Mar 2020
from Dover
  • £2,715pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £4,364pp
  • £4,558pp

Dover, La Coruña, Lisbon, Funchal, Madeira, Mindelo, São Vicente Island, Praia, Santiago Island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Vigo

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira on Braemar
14 Nights
Departs 14 Apr 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,103pp
  • £3,782pp

Southampton, La Coruña, Horta, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade on Black Watch
14 Nights
Departs 28 Apr 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,794pp
  • £2,764pp
  • £2,764pp

Liverpool, Lisbon, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Portimão, Leixões

Azorean Islands & Portuguese Cities

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Azorean Islands & Portuguese Cities on Black Watch
13 Nights
Departs 12 Sep 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,891pp
  • £3,055pp
  • £3,103pp

Liverpool, Praia da Vitória, Horta, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Lisbon, Leixões