Experience the passionate and vibrant Spanish culture onboard this 08-day cruise to the beautiful islands of the Canaries. Just 100 kilometers from Morocco, off the west coast of Africa, the islands are the perfect escape for sub-tropical temperatures and clear blue skies. Start in Gran Canaria, the third-largest island in the Canaries’ archipelago and accounts for almost half the population. Here you can find dramatic variations of terrain ranging from the green and leafy north to the lush mountainous interior of the desert south. In Tenerife, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mount Teide volcano will tower over you as the third tallest ocean volcano in the world. Visit Funchal as you sail north, which is the capital of the Madeira island which is known for its fascinating natural beauty and tasteful wines. Let the greenery and unspoiled nature of La Palma take your breath away as it should since it is a declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Spend time in Lanzarote, known for its year-round warm weather, beaches, and volcanic landscape. Lastly, you will visit the holiday island of Fuerteventura where endless white-sand beaches and magnificent cliffs which make it a popular destination for water sports. The cruise will end back in Gran Canaria where you can shop duty-free before heading home.