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

Playa de las Teresitas near Santa Cruz de Tenerife Playa de las Teresitas near Santa Cruz de Tenerife Playa de las Teresitas near Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • S2205A

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 27 Feb 2022
14 nights
  • Celebrate spring with an escape to the Canaries
  • Relax and unwind in Tenerife’s al fresco bars
  • Uncover lunar-like landscapes of Arrecife
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
View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria

Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • L2234

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Thu 22 Dec 2022
14 nights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas at sea
  • Discover the beaches and landscapes of the Canaries
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style in Tenerife
Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira

Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • S2233

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 22 Dec 2022
14 nights
  • Experience Christmas festivities on board
  • View the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks in Funchal
  • Unwind on sandy beaches in the Canaries
Las Teresitas, Tenerife,Canary islands,Spain Las Teresitas, Tenerife,Canary islands,Spain Las Teresitas, Tenerife,Canary islands,Spain

Winter warmth in the Canaries • T2301

 Tilbury
Bolette
Tue 03 Jan 2023
14 nights
  • Relax on the beaches near Santa Cruz in Tenerife
  • Ride the cable car in Funchal
  • Enjoy the Three Kings street parade and Epiphany celebrations
Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • S2302

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 20 Jan 2023
14 nights
  • Relax on sandy beaches in Tenerife
  • Explore the volcanic landscapes on Lanzarote
  • Visit the Maspalomas sand dunes in Gran Canaria
Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal

Escape to the Canaries • L2305

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 24 Mar 2023
13 nights
  • Explore magnificent Mount Teide when in Tenerife
  • Take a visit to Lanzarote's Fire Mountains
  • Enjoy a toboggan ride in Funchal