Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands

From Lisbon to Dakar

Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Discover majestic volcanoes, diverse habitats, stunning coastal scenery and cultural highlights of Madeira, the Canary Islands and West Africa

Discover the majestic volcanoes, diverse habitats, stunning coastal scenery and cultural highlights of Madeira, the Canary Islands and West Africa.

Historic cities, golden sands  

Your expedition starts in the fabled city of Lisbon, built on seven hills along the shores of the River Tagus. Explore one of southern Europe’s most enchanting cities before kickstarting your adventure. Soak up Porto Santo laidback vibe, with its mix of picturesque scenery, gently rolling hills and miles of undisturbed sandy beaches. 

Picture-perfect vistas 

Nicknamed the ‘Garden of the Atlantic’, Madeira rises majestically out of the ocean in riotous shades of green. Be sure to sample Madeira’s famed fortified wines in one of the many bars and restaurants before sailing to the Canary Islands

Volcanic paradise

You will start your Canarias experience exploring Lanzarote’s volcano-sculpted landscape and legendary beaches. In Tenerife, you’ll unearth a unique landscape of craters, volcanic cones, ancient rocks and streams of petrified lava. Discover some of the best hiking trails in La Palma before sailing to El Hierro and La Gomera, the islands at the edge of the Canaries.

Big, bold, colourful Dakar

The last call in the Canaries will be Gran Canaria, with its subtropical valleys, palm-dotted oases, pine forests and jagged mountain ridges. After three relaxing days at sea, your expedition comes to an end in Dakar, Senegal’s colourful and animated capital. Enjoy a guided tour taking in the city’s main landmarks before you head back home.


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

Legendary Lisbon

Day 1

Bound for Madeira

Day 2

The magic of golden sand

Day 3

The garden of the Atlantic

Day 4

Bound for the Canary Islands

Day 5

The fire island

Day 6

The roof of the Canaries

Day 7

La Isla Bonita

Day 8

The edge of the Canaries

Day 9

A paradise off the beaten track

Day 10

The miniature continent

Day 11

Bound for Dakar

Day 12-14

The vibrant capital of Senegal 

Day 15

What's included

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

Post-Programme in Dakar after the cruise

  • Dakar City Tour, day room at hotel in Dakar, including lunch

What's not included

  • Air travel

  • 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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