The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands


Departure date
11 days

Cruise Overview

Experience the flamboyance of the world's second largest carnival

Diverse island landscapes

Setting sail from Gran Canaria, our cruise takes in the nature of Lanzarote, verdant Madeira, La Isla Bonita La Palma, the spectacular hiking trails of UNESCO-listed El Hierro and stunning Garajonay National Park in La Gomera. Join an optional excursion to Teide National Park and El Teide volcano.

El Carnaval

Experience the colours, costumes, rhythms and energy of the Santa Cruz Carnival, second only to Rio’s famous celebrations. See the joyous highlight of the event, the Gran Coso Apoteosis, with a parade of spectacular floats.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Explore Las Palmas

Day 1

Lanzarote's natural charm

Day 2

La Carnaval in Santa Cruz

Day 3

Madeira bound

Day 4

Verdant Madeira

Day 5

The sands of Porto Santo

Day 6

Return to Canary Islands

Day 7

La Palma, the pretty isle

Day 8

The beauty of El Hierro

Day 9

Untamed La Gomera

Day 10

End in lovely Las Palmas

Day 11

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 10-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings

What's not included

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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