Santa Cruz, La Palma Cruises

Traditional building with balcony flowers, Spain
Traditional building with balcony flowers, Spain
Central square in old town with Salvador  Church, Spain

La Palma’s small, yet pretty capital city - is one of the Canary Island’s true gems. Boasting colonial-style architecture, a swathe of charming beaches, restaurants and bars, Santa Cruz is typically Canarian and has something for everyone.

Conquered by the King of Castile in the 15th century, Santa Cruz de La Palma was a key trading post between Spain and the Americas, and the city’s fascinating history can be explored in the historic quarter – one of Spain’s Historic-Artistic sites.[ReadMoreMob] The Naval Museum is a replica of Christopher Columbus's 15th-century Santa Maria sailing ship.

Stunning palaces and sumptuous merchants’ houses butt up against the grand town hall, built during the reign of Phillip II. Religious buildings include the Renaissance-style Church of El Salvador, with a tower of volcanic stone, and the Church of Santo Domingo, which houses a superb collection of Flemish paintings.[ReadMore]

The compact city centre is incredibly picturesque, and the newly redeveloped beach and promenade have boosted the city's resort credentials. Calle Real, the city’s main street, is famous for being both a Property of Cultural Interest and a Historic-Artistic Site. Santa Cruz’s finest restaurants, shops and prettiest squares are found here, and sampling the delicious local cuisine and local culture is highly recommended.

Cruises to Santa Cruz de La Palma

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Mar 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2105

  • Recover from the long, cold winter with an indulgent island-hopping adventure in early spring, visiting five diverse destinations for soothing seasonal warmth, spectacular scenery and plenty of attractions.
  • Start things off with the lush, verdant landscapes, sweet smelling tropical gardens, and scenic trails of Madeira; then visit four breathtaking Canary Islands on consecutive days.
  • You can explore biosphere reserves and stargaze at La Palma; take in Tenerife’s Pyramids of Güímar and mighty Mount Teide; revel in Gran Canaria’s renowned warmth; and trail Lanzarote’s astonishing, lunar-like landscapes.

From £1,299pp

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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 01 Apr 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2109

  • Unearth the true essence of the Canaries and Madeira, as you sail between five diverse islands to savour a tempting menu of arresting landscapes, glorious beaches and soothing spring warmth.
  • After an Easter weekend to remember, including three restful sea days and a chance to explore pretty Oporto, you get to experience Madeira’s fragrant gardens and lush landscapes in resplendent seasonal bloom.
  • The breathtaking attractions of four inspiring Canary Islands await discovery: highlights include the volcanic wonders of Tenerife and Lanzarote; Gran Canaria’s oasis-like sand dunes; and La Palma’s Los Tilos forest.

From £1,699pp

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Four Ladies in Lisbon with the Canaries

Four Ladies in Lisbon with the Canaries

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights • Bolette • T2125

  • Experience an enriching, in-depth discovery of the Canaries, with consecutive visits to five of the archipelago’s most beautiful, vibrant and culture-rich islands.
  • Enjoy time in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and Lanzarote to seek-out volcanic wonders, sample local culture or perhaps simply relax in the sunshine on glorious beaches.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal’s capital, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the unmissable ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,899pp

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Winter Warmth of the Canaries

Winter Warmth of the Canaries

Departs: Portsmouth • Wed 17 Nov 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2136

  • Visiting four fabulous islands with a wealth of breathtaking attractions, you’re in for an incredible journey of Canarian discovery on board Balmoral.
  • Volcanic landscapes will beg for your exploration at La Palma, Tenerife and Lanzarote, while enchanting forest, mysterious pyramids, subterranean caverns and much more awaits you too.
  • There’s also a visit Madeira, to explore famous botanical gardens and unique walking routes; and you might even witness the awe-inspiring wonder of the Leonids meteors at night.

From £1,499pp

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Moroccan Discovery with Cape Verde

Moroccan Discovery with Cape Verde

Departs: Southampton • Sat 20 Nov 2021
16 nights • Bolette • T2128

  • Enjoy an adventurous, enriching and immersive experience, as destinations in Cape Verde and Morocco provide chances to embrace authentic cultures, fascinating history and the local way of life.
  • Sample the lifestyle of Cape Verdeans in Praia, Mindelo and Porto Novo, with time to browse busy markets, learn of the native music, sample local produce and revel in the archipelago’s beauty.
  • Behold the buzz of day-to-day Moroccan life amongst the souks, streets and squares of Agadir, Tangier and Casablanca, and seek-out iconic, world-famous landmarks too.

From £1,799pp

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Cultural Canary Islands Closer Cruise

Cultural Canary Islands Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Tue 23 Nov 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2129

  • With smaller-scaled Braemar bringing you closer to the diverse landscapes and natural wonders of the balmy Canaries and Madeira, feel a world away from the autumn gloom back home.
  • Three sun-kissed Canary Islands await exploration; immerse yourself in the blissful, unspoilt beauty of volcanic peaks, fauna-rich forests and poison gardens in La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.
  • Discover Madeira’s resplendent botanical gardens and beautiful walking trails during an extended stay in Funchal; plus, taste Lisbon’s authentic culture and history.

From £1,499pp

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Landscapes of the Canary Islands

Landscapes of the Canary Islands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Dec 2021
14 nights • Bolette • T2129

  • Prepare for the busy festive period on a pre-Christmas getaway packed with the sun, sand and sights of a string of gorgeous islands.
  • Tenerife is sure to be a highlight; an extended stay timed to offer a chance to witness the magical ‘shooting stars’ of the Geminid Meteor Shower.
  • You could also see Mount Teide in Tenerife; explore the volcanic landscapes and verdant forests of La Gomera and La Palma; and indulge in the renowned warmth of Gran Canaria.

From £1,399pp

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Canary Islands Winter Escape

Canary Islands Winter Escape

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 07 Dec 2021
14 nights • Borealis • S2128

  • Prepare for the busy festive period on a pre-Christmas getaway packed with the sun, sand and sights of a string of gorgeous islands.
  • Tenerife is sure to be a highlight; an extended stay timed to offer a chance to witness the magical ‘shooting stars’ of the Geminid Meteor Shower.
  • You could also see Mount Teide in Tenerife; explore the volcanic landscapes and verdant forests of La Gomera, La Palma and Lanzarote; and indulge in the warmth and laid-back lifestyle of Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

From £1,499pp

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Canaries Christmas & New Year

Canaries Christmas & New Year

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 21 Dec 2021
14 nights • Borealis • S2129

  • Escape to sunnier climes for a magical and memorable festive season filled with unforgettable island sights, experiences and spectacular celebrations.
  • Enjoy a magical Christmas, with a feast of fun, food, and festivity on board Borealis and time in Tenerife; and see in 2022 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira.
  • In between the Christmas and New Year celebrations, there are visits to four beautiful, culture rich islands on consecutive days – Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera await.

From £2,299pp

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Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks

Departs: Southampton • Wed 22 Dec 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2131

  • Savour an unforgettable festive season as you sail to and visit a string of stunning, sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean islands on board.
  • Celebrate Christmas at sea with fun, festivity and delicious food; and in Madeira, welcome the arrival of 2022 in style as spectacular New Year’s fireworks illuminate Funchal’s night sky.
  • You’ll have time to explore Madeira’s gorgeous gardens and trails too, while an post-Christmas Canary Island hopping adventure takes in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma.

From £2,299pp

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Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Jan 2022
19 nights • Balmoral • L2202

  • Experience the colourful history, culture and spectacular beauty of glorious islands; the feel of soothing winter warmth on your skin; and the magic of Atlantic Ocean cruising.
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde; get amongst the bustle of African markets, move to the beats of traditional dance, marvel at spectacular landscapes, and much more.
  • Discover three beautiful Canary Islands on your Atlantic exploration, for volcanic landscapes and natural wonders; and indulge in the sweet scents and flavours of Madeira.

From £2,099pp

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Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Tue 02 Feb 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2103B

  • After all the excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive season, this enticing escape to the winter warmth of the beautiful Canaries and Madeira is the perfect way to settle into the new year.
  • You’ll have chances to unwind on Gran Canaria’s golden sands; marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote; explore the verdant lands of La Palma; and stimulate your senses with Madeira’s fragrant gardens.
  • Before and after your island hopping adventures, two picturesque mainland cities provide plenty of highlights: Lisbon and La Coruña boast an abundance of architectural, historical and cultural delights.

From £1,399pp

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