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

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
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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 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
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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
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
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Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • S2326

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 22 Dec 2023
14 nights
  • Make the festive season one to remember, on an escape to sunnier climes
  • After a laidback Christmas at sea, experience the very best of the Canaries
  • See in 2024 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira
Santa Cruz, Tenerife Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • L2326

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 30 Nov 2023
13 nights
  • Visiting four beautiful islands, you’re in for an incredible Canarian discovery
  • Explore volcanic landscapes and forests, discover mysterious pyramids, relax on gorgeous beaches and much more
  • There’s also a visit to Madeira, to explore famous botanical gardens and get up-close to the island’s floral blooms
Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife

New Year Escape to the Canaries • L2401

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 04 Jan 2024
14 nights
  • Be rejuvenated by the Canaries’ sunshine and scenery
  • Explore the volcanic lands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and La Palma
  • Indulge in relaxation on Gran Canaria’s golden sands 
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Winter Warmth in the Canaries • L2403

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 01 Feb 2024
13 nights
  • Enjoy the sunshine and scenery of beautiful Canarian islands
  • Volcanic landscapes, mighty peaks and gorgeous beaches awaits
  • Visit Madeira and explore the stunning botanical gardens 
palm trees on Playa de las Teresitas Beach, Tenerife palm trees on Playa de las Teresitas Beach, Tenerife palm trees on Playa de las Teresitas Beach, Tenerife

Springtime Canary Islands and Portugal • L2409

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Tue 02 Apr 2024
15 nights
  • Begin spring in style with an island-hopping adventure in the Canaries and Madeira
  • Explore volcanic landscapes and beautiful gardens, relax on sun-kissed beaches and more
  • Enjoy visits to the culture-rich Portuguese cities of Oporto and Lisbon too