Canary Islands cruises are a great way to make the most of year-round sunshine. With so many great destinations to explore, there’s no finer way to do it than from the comfort of a cruise ship.

Imagine the excitement of waking up each morning to find yourself in a completely new destination, with all the anticipation of not knowing exactly what you will discover.

If you’ve got your sights set on a Canary Island cruise, here are some of the reasons why you should take the plunge.

The convenience of a Canaries cruise from Southampton

There are fly-cruises to the Canaries, or you can decide to depart from home shores. If you choose a Canaries cruise from Southampton, you won’t even need to head to the airport. Simply turn up at the terminal on embarkation day and hop aboard your Canary Island cruise – what could be simpler than that?!

No shortage of shore excursions

Regardless of which Canary Island cruise you select, there will be plenty to keep you occupied on and off your ship. The number of available shore excursions is vast and varied, so whether you fancy trying out a Sea Trek in Lanzarote’s Costa Teguise, or one of Madeira’s famous wicker sledges, it’s all possible when you’re cruising the Canaries.

Plenty to see at sea on a Canary Islands cruise

Whether you have a week to enjoy a Canary Islands cruise or perhaps a little longer, you’ll be able to cover some serious ground – or should that be sea – during that time. The benefit of these Atlantic islands is they are relatively close together, so you can really make the most of your holiday.

During a seven-night Canary Island cruise, for example, you can take in Tenerife, Madeira, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, all having only unpacked just the once. And there aren’t many types of holiday where you can say that!

Take your pick of cruise line

The other good news is that once you’ve settled on a cruise to the Canary Islands, you won’t be short of options when it comes to choosing a cruise line. P&O Cruises, Cunard, MSC, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises are just some of those travelling this part of the world. Take a look at some of the itineraries by clicking here.