Arrecife Cruises

Castillo San Gabrielle Castle and Puente de las Bolas Bridge, Arrecife
Castillo San Gabrielle Castle and Puente de las Bolas Bridge, Arrecife
Castillo San Gabrielle Castle, Arrecife

The bustling port of Arrecife on Lanzarote’s east coast is home to the biggest fishing fleet in the Canaries. Back in the 16th and 17th centuries the city was regularly attacked by pirates. To defend against these raiders, the court of Spain ordered two castles to be built. The first built in 1590, Castillo San Gabriel, now houses the island’s Ethnographic Museum, which tells the fascinating story of the islands' original inhabitants: the Guanche.  [ReadMoreMob]

Castillo San Jose followed later, providing employment and alleviating poverty on the island following volcanic eruptions in the 1730s - it became known as the Fortress of Hunger. Today, it is home to the Museum of International and Contemporary Art, with a small but impressive collection of modern paintings and sculpture. The excellent restaurant in its basement offers diners panoramic views over the harbour. Today, Arrecife is a quirky hotchpotch of sun-bleached buildings and has a pleasant Mediterranean-style promenade.

Cruises to Arrecife

Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia Funchal Botanical Gardens

Escape to the Canaries • T2125

 Dover
Bolette
Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights
  • Relax on the beaches of the Canaries
  • Enjoy time in Lanzarote to seek-out volcanic wonders
  • Explore verdant Madeira
View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira island, Portugal View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira island, Portugal View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira island, Portugal

Winter Warmth of the Canaries • L2136

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Wed 17 Nov 2021
13 nights
  • An incredible journey of Canarian discovery
  • Volcanic landscapes, enchanting forests and much more awaits
  • Explore famous botanical gardens in Madeira
Mount Teide and National park at Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Mount Teide and National park at Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Mount Teide and National park at Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Canary Islands Winter Escape • S2128

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 07 Dec 2021
14 nights
  • Prepare for the festive period on a pre-Christmas getaway
  • Witness the ‘shooting stars’ of the Geminid Meteor Shower
  • Explore the volcanic landscapes of La Gomera
Fireworks over Funchal, Maderia Fireworks over Funchal, Maderia Famous Fireworks in Funchal Madeira

Canaries Christmas & New Year • S2129

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 21 Dec 2021
14 nights
  • Escape to the sun for a magical festive season
  • Enjoy a feast of fun on board Borealis
  • Visit Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera
Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria

Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth • L2201

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 05 Jan 2022
14 nights
  • Enjoy the soothing warmth of the Canaries & Madeira
  • Uncover tropical gardens and lush landscapes
  • Four days of engrossing Canary Island discovery
Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade • L2211

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Mon 02 May 2022
16 nights
  • Witness a fusion of floral colour on this springtime cruise
  • Explore Madeira’s lush landscapes and tropical gardens
  • Delight in the maritime history of La Coruña and Lisbon