The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands

Atlantic Expedition Cruise

Price from $5,322

Departure Dates
January 30 and February 9, 2023
11 days

Discover lava landscapes, sandy beaches and unique island cultures

  • 11-day expedition cruise to Portugal's Madeira Islands and Spain's Canary Islands, including Porto Santo, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera.

  • Encounter diverse landscapes of lush forests, golden beaches, volcanic mountains and unique wildlife, guided by our expert Expedition Team.

  • Explore UNESCO-listed towns, colorful harbours, vibrant markets and remote villages with a mix of Spanish, Portuguese and New World cultures.

Garden of the Atlantic

Our Canary Island expedition begins in Gran Canaria, known as a 'continent in miniature' for its varied terrain. From here, we'll cruise to lush Madeira and its historic capital Funchal before exploring the tranquil beaches of Porto Santo, while scanning for seabirds and dolphins.

Wildlife, scenery and culture

After a stop in charming Arrecife, we'll head to volcano-sculpted Lanzarote, vibrant Santa Cruz in Tenerife and explore pretty La Palma. Then it's on to El Hierro, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, before returning to Gran Canaria.

What's Included


Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Cathedral Santa Ana Vegueta, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 1

Flight to Las Palmas

Microscopes, Science Center

Day 2

Madeira bound

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Day 3

Lush Madeira

Porto Santo Madeira

Day 4

The sands of Porto Santo

People on deck viewing a sunset

Day 5

A day at sea

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

Day 6

Lanzarote's natural charm

Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Day 7

Exploring Tenerife

Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma

Day 8

La Palma, the pretty isle

The rock formation at Charco Manso El Hierro

Day 9

The beauty of El Hierro

Los Roques La Gomera, Canary Islands

Day 10

Untamed La Gomera

Cathedral Santa Ana Vegueta, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 11

End in lovely Las Palmas

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Program

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.


The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands

Atlantic Expedition Cruise