Located 100 Kms off the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands, a Spanish territory, is an archipelago comprised of seven volcanic islands that the ancient Romans once referred to as the Fortunate Islands. Rugged terrain and black-sand beaches make up the brilliant landscape and is home to all kinds of wildlife as well as a diverse variety of marine life.
Long considered a tropical paradise for European travelers, the Canary Islands is a popular cruise destination due to its exotic locale and modern European style.
The archipelago's beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Teide National Park and Mount Teide (the third tallest volcano in the world), make it a major tourist destination. The islands have a subtropical climate, with long warm summers and moderately warm winters
Cruises to Canary Islands usually depart from Southampton (London), Civitavecchia (Rome) or Barcelona