Discovering The Canary Islands – Tenerife Cruises


Today we’re discovering the Canary Islands and Tenerife Cruises. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, which are located off the northwest coast of Africa. It is a Spanish territory and is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, warm weather, and stunning natural landscapes. The island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 300 kilometres west of the African continent. It is the most populous and developed of the Canary Islands.

Tenerife enjoys a mild subtropical climate, characterised by warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature ranges from 20°C (68°F) in winter to 28°C (82°F) in summer, making it an appealing destination for cruisers all year round. It’s hot and sunny in the summer months and maintains relatively warm daytime temperatures in the winter months – perfect for winter sun seekers!

See our cruises from Tenerife.

Cruises to Tenerife

Tenerife, panoramic view of Garachico beach

Tenerife – Things To See And Do

Explore Mount Teide: Take a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain. Enjoy panoramic views of the island and the surrounding landscapes. You can also explore the Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its unique volcanic formations and hiking trails.

Relax on the Beaches: Tenerife has numerous stunning beaches where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the crystal-clear waters. Some popular beaches include Playa de Las Teresitas, Playa de Las Americas, Los Cristianos, and Costa Adeje. These beaches offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Visit Loro Parque: Located in Puerto de la Cruz, Loro Parque is a popular animal park and zoo. It is home to a wide variety of animals, including dolphins, orcas, penguins, parrots, and more. The park also features entertaining shows and educational presentations.

Explore the Anaga Rural Park: Discover the lush and diverse landscapes of the Anaga Rural Park, located in the northeastern part of the island. This area offers hiking trails through ancient laurel forests, rugged mountains, and charming rural villages. The viewpoints in Anaga provide breathtaking views of the coastline.

Visit Historic Towns: Explore the charming towns of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital city, and La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These towns offer beautiful architecture, historical sites, museums, shops, and local cuisine.

Go Whale and Dolphin Watching: Tenerife is known for its rich marine life, and you can embark on a boat tour to spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

Taste Local Cuisine: Try traditional dishes such as “papas arrugadas” (wrinkled potatoes), “mojo” sauce, fresh fish and seafood, “gofio” (roasted cornmeal), and the famous Canarian cheese. Explore local markets and restaurants to savour the island’s flavours.

P&O Azura sailing the Canary Islands

Tenerife – Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Most cruise ships dock at the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is the main port on the island. It is conveniently located near the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, offering easy access to various attractions.

The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife provides various facilities for cruise passengers, including shopping areas, restaurants, and transportation options. Passengers can find tourist information centres, car rental services, and taxis near the port, making it easy to explore the island on their own or join organised tours.

Cruise Lines Sailing Tenerife

There are many cruise lines that offer sailings to and from the Canary Islands, including Tenerife. These include P&O Cruises, Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises and AIDA.

View our full collection of cruises that sail the Canary Islands.



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