Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruises

Puerto de la Cruz and Orotava 
El Teide Discovery
A Visit to Loro Parque

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the port capital of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands. The city showcases incredible sights such as the Plaza de Espana, the church of St. Francis of Assisi, and the soaring white wave auditorium, the Auditorio de Tenerife. This quintessential Canary Island’s town is a colourful MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination where you can soak up the sun, dine in style, or take a dip in glittering waters.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
· Puerto de la Cruz and Orotava 
· El Teide Discovery
· A Visit to Loro Parque
 
The buzzing island of Tenerife is an excellent stop for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes, and good-looking beaches. On this MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll enjoy a short coach ride to Orotava, a small Medieval town nestling in a scenic valley. Passing by its charming old centre, admire the 17th-century building Casa de los Balcones with its pinewood craftsmanship and Canarian patio, before entering the paradise of the botanical gardens with its wide array of tropical plants. Next, travel to Puerto de la Cruz and enjoy time wandering around the town’s picturesque streets. Have a drink in a seafront café or shop the boutiques.
 
Discover the incredible El Teide National Park, a lauded UNESCO World Heritage Site. This guided MSC Cruises excursion will see you admiring the lush scenery of La Esperanza before journeying to the mountain range of Las Cañadas. Wander through the beautiful surroundings before stopping at volcanic Mount Teide’s otherworldly crater. Next, visit the Rock of Mirador for some amazing photographs next to this unusual geological formation.
 
Bird lovers will delight in a trip to Tenerife’s Loro Parque (Parrot Park). This wildlife conservation centre, located near Puerto de la Cruz in the northern part of the island, is a fabulous natural environment for thousands of colourful parrots. The park is also home to endangered animals, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. This MSC Cruises excursion is an exciting family day out, providing unforgettable experiences. 

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    Reach the port

    Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Avenida de Francisco La Roche 49
    38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Southern Quay

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      Ferry connections to the island are provided by Fred Olsen and Armas. From the ferry terminal take the TF1 highway to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port for the Cruise Terminal.
      If driving from Tenerife North Airport (Los Rodeos), take the TF-5. It will take you around 15 minutes to complete the 7½ mile drive.
      If driving from Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofia), take the TF-1. It will take you around 55 minutes to complete the 39 mile drive.
      Car
    • Plane

      There are two airports on Tenerife, both serving international and domestic flights: Tenerife Norte (Los Rodeos), which is 12 km (7½ miles) from the port, and Tenerife Sud (Reina Sofia), which is 63 km (39 miles) from the port along highway TF1. Taxis and bus services are available immediately outside the airport buildings.
      Titsa buses operate economical services between the airports, port and bus station in Plaza España.
      Plane

    Spain

    Love at first sight
    Love at first sight

    If you’re visiting Spain for the first time, be warned: this is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You might intend to come just for a cruise holiday, a walking tour or a city break, but before you know it you’ll find yourself hooked by something quite different – the celebration of some local fiesta, perhaps, or the otherworldly architecture of Barcelona.

    Even in the most over-touristic Mediterranean resorts of the Costa del Sol, you’ll be able to find an authentic bar or restaurant where the locals eat, and a village not far away where an age-old bullfighting tradition owes nothing to tourism. 


    A holiday to Spain can also show you the large cities of the north like Barcelona, which have reinvented themselves as essential cultural destinations (and don’t all close down for hours for a kip every afternoon). 


    And when the world now looks to Spain for culinary inspiration – the country has some of the most acclaimed chefs and innovative restaurants in the world – it’s clear that things have changed. Spain, despite the current economic uncertainty, sees itself very differently from a generation ago. 

    So should you – prepare to be surprised.