Canary Island Cruises

A Canary Islands Costa Cruise takes you beyond the pillars of Hercules, towards the immensity of the Atlantic. Madeira, The Canaries, Portugal: between exotic views of sublime beauty and longing.

We have left behind striking coasts and beautiful cities, like Malaga and Marseille, and the most exciting part of our Costa Cruise is about to start: the passage of The Strait of Gibraltar. Here, for millennia, people have set the boundary between the known and the unknown, and this remains the stuff of fantasy. A totemic place of Western culture.

Behind and to our left, Tangieron the Moroccan shore, and to the right, Algeciras, located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula; at last we enter the Atlantic Ocean towards our destination.

The Canary Islands and the Madeira Islands along with the Azores Islands and the Republic of Cape Verde, form the Macaronesia— a set of Atlantic islands located off the coast of Africa.

They are volcanic islands, sculpted by geological cataclysms: the impressive show of extinct volcanoes merges with the immense blue oceanic and coastal landscape with its jagged coastline.

What are the destinations of our Atlantic itinerary? To make sure you see it all, we have two Portuguese stopovers, and three Spanish: Lisbon, Funchal, Arrecife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas.

We are confident that you will love it. If you are wondering "what is the best time to visit the Canary Islands and the surrounding area?", then the correct answer is perhaps: all year round.

The subtropical climate is always windy and dry, the winter sea a sight to behold. However, given the choice, better to depart between April and November, to enjoy the longer days and plenty of outdoor activities.

Are you ready to pass through the Pillars of Hercules with Costa Cruises?

Itineraries, Ports and Stopovers

Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Madeira, Portugal. So many wonderful places, all different from each other and rich in attractions for the traveller.

On a Costa Canary Islands Cruise, you’ll set sail to one of the most fascinating cities in Europe: Lisbon, which still retains the pride and splendour of the ex-capital of a colonial empire. Do you like trivia? Funchal, the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo, has dedicated an entire museum to its most famous citizen. If you want to be surrounded by natural spectacles, don’t miss the stunning Teide volcano, which stands on the island of Tenerife, with its summit at an impressive 3178 metres. Arrecife is a UNESCO World Heritage nature reserve, like the island of Graciosa while Santa Cruz and Las Palmas are the ideal destinations for a holiday filled with relaxation and water sports.

So don’t forget to pack your mask and flippers!


The chromaticism of people and things, the melancholy of the "Fado" music, the rhythmic ups and downs of its seven hills, the picturesque beauty of the river and the old narrow streets where you can see the majesty of the ocean: Lisbon will win your heart.


Proud of the title of "Little Lisbon" and a natural port surrounded by beautiful buildings from the 18th century, Funchal reveals stunning architecture and nature: Praça do Municipio, in black and white stones, and the famous Jardim Botanico.


Here we are on Lanzarote, with its spectacular volcanic landscape and caves features. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the island alternates tourist locations and natural oases of dazzling beauty, including the islands of the Chinijo sub-archipelago.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz offers the fascinating melting pot of port cities: a mix of cultures and styles, old and new. A must: the Auditorium and the "Circulo de Amistad". And of course, the Teide, the world's third tallest volcano.

Las Palmas

Beach, sea and a mild climate made from beneficial currents: the Canary Islands are a paradise of relaxation near the Mediterranean. In Las Palmas, be sure to take a stroll through the old quarters, visit the Doramas Park and take in the historic British and Spanish sites.

Canary Island Shore Excursions

Volcanic cones, lava, shapes that seem sculpted by alien hands: the shore excursion to Timanfaya National Park offers the impressive sight of extinct volcanoes that blends with the blue ocean and the jagged line of the coastal landscape.

The Canary Islands are a paradise for nature lovers and hikers, as well as water sports enthusiasts - a favourite of surfers, windsurfers and snorkellers thanks to the spectacular oceanic waves and mild, windy climate all year round.

In Lisbon, you can enjoy a panoramic tour of the seven hills aboard one of the typical trams, or an adventurous tour by Jeep up to Cabo de Roca, a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Crystal-clear waters, golden and black sand beaches, desert dunes and lunar landscapes, towering mountains and nature reserves: an impressive combination of scenery, so close to Europe.

All this on a single Costa Cruise: what are you waiting for?

Prices, offers and promotions

The Costa cruise to the Canary Islands and Madeira offers itineraries and prices for every budget and for all needs. Depending on the time of year, Costa Cruises offers you several options: All-inclusive, Last Minute and Travel Packages are just some of the customisable options available.

  • All Inclusive is ideal for those who want a holiday without thinking about anything: you choose the cabin you want, ask for breakfast in your room and decide what time dinner is. With our Beverage Packages, you can enjoy the pleasure of a drink at any time of the day. And the cabin personnel are at your disposal 24/7.
  • Our Last Minute offers enable you to enjoy a wonderful experience in the most beautiful places of the Canary Islands and Madeira, at a truly reasonable price. Who do we recommend this for? For travellers who are not afraid to pack their suitcase at the last minute and head off on an adventure.
  • Finally, if you need to travel to your cruise departure city by bus, plane or train, take a look at our Travel Packages here: everything is organised down to the smallest detail.  

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