Canary Islands and Madeira Cruises | MSC Cruises







Canary Islands & Madeira | MSC Cruises

Escape to the beautiful volcanic islands of the Atlantic on an unforgettable cruise to the Canary Islands and Madeira. Sail through this incredible region on one of our wonderful Canary Islands cruises to explore stunning landscapes, taste delectable cuisines and relax on breathtaking beaches.

On a Canary Islands cruise in 2024-2025, you can visit the other-worldly delights of Lanzarote’s lava fields and the mountainous heights of Teide on Tenerife. Wander the picturesque streets of La Palma, the rippling dunes in Fuerteventura’s Corralejo Natural Park and the golden sands and surf of Maspalomas Beach on Gran Canaria.

Cruise Madeira to climb its lofty coastlines with views across the ocean’s azure blues, taste its world-famous wine and meander through verdant botanical gardens. Find time to toboggan down Monte’s slopes and stroll through the squares and colourful harbour of fantastic Funchal as you experience the best of this magical Portuguese island.

Indulge in delicious traditional sweets from Madeira and savour Canarian potatoes with Mojo sauce. Sip a glass of Madeiran rum or volcanic wine from Lanzarote. With such a wealth of personality and natural phenomena, you will enjoy a memorable Canary Islands and Madeira holiday with MSC Cruises.


Dreaming of travelling to islands awash with striking landscapes and spectacular scenery? Are you searching for a sub-tropical climate that stays warm and sunny even in the coldest months? Then, choose a Canary Islands cruise. From strolling the sands of Tenerife and sipping wine on Lanzarote to exploring La Palma’s gorgeous national parks and Gran Canaria’s superb sands, there are plenty of delights on these Atlantic isles of wonder. Then, cruise to Madeira and unearth the best of this lush ‘Garden Island’, from forest waterfalls to towering cliffs and leafy botanical gardens.
Canary Islands Cruises, Arrecife de Lanzarote| MSC Cruises
Canary Islands Cruises, Tenerife| MSC Cruises
Canary Islands Cruises, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria| MSC Cruises
Canary Islands Cruises, Santa Cruz de La Palmas| MSC Cruises


Cruise to the Canary Islands for an unforgettable journey through outstanding natural settings, tasty cuisines and lively communities. Sail to Lanzarote’s UNESCO-protected lunar landscape, explore the historic streets of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife, discover the forest-rich national parks of La Palma, see the colonial architecture of Fuerteventura, and relax in the sun amidst the dunes and surf of Gran Canaria’s Maspalomas Beach. Tempt tastebuds, too, with the region’s astounding variety of flavours. Punchy Mojo sauce and wines from volcanic vineyard slopes are just two tastes you will savour on this perfect Canary Islands holiday.
Madeira Cruises, Funchal | MSC Cruises
Madeira Cruises, Funchal | MSC Cruises
Madeira Cruises, Funchal | MSC Cruises
Madeira Cruises, Funchal | MSC Cruises


Cruise to Madeira to encounter the magic of this stunning Portuguese island. Often referred to as the 'pearl island' and the 'garden island', due to its wealth of breathtaking landscapes and natural marvels, there's much to experience. From the vibrant squares and picturesque harbour of Funchal to the thrilling toboggan rides in Monte and the wild adventures found in the lush jungle-like interior, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Taste the legendary eponymous Madeira wine, sample the traditional rebuçados de funcho sweets, test your tolerance for heights at the 589-metre-tall Cabo Girão cliffs or take in the stunning island views from Pico dos Barcelos; there’s all this and more on this perfect Maderia holiday.

Canary Islands Ports

Explore the Canary Islands with MSC Cruises, let yourself be captivated by wonderful beaches and the volcanic scenery.

Choose the best departure port for your Canary Islands cruise and get ready to sail on your next dream adventure.

Canary Islands Cruises, Tenerife | MSC Cruises


Choose cruises from Tenerife to start your journey at Santa Cruz De Tenerife, MSC Cruises’ Tenerife cruise port. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this incredible palm-fringed island, venturing up to the summit of Teide, wandering its enchanting beaches and strolling the streets of historic Puerto de la Cruz. Journey on to other beautiful Canarian islands, including Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, and Lanzarote, as well as the Portuguese island of Madeira. Be amazed by their delicious cuisines and the allure of their shared heritage.

Canary Islands Cruises, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria| MSC Cruises


Cruises from La Palmas on Gran Canaria offer an incredible opportunity to experience the magnificence and charm of the region. Visit the golden dunes and winding streets of Gran Canaria before adventuring to the black sands and aloe vera plantations of Fuerteventura and La Palma’s Teneguía volcano and Flemish artworks. Then, sample Lanzarote’s extraordinary wines and see Madeira’s lush botanical gardens and exciting toboggans before heading to Tenerife’s spectacular Teide Mountain and beach lifestyle. Encounter every island's unique character, all from the convenience of Las Palmas cruise port.

Canary Islands and Madeira cruises FAQ 

What is the best time of year to cruise the Canary Islands and Madeira?

The Canary Islands and Madeira have gorgeous sun and warm temperatures all year long, so the beauty of the region can be enjoyed whatever the season. The subtropical climate guarantees mild weather and ample sunshine even in winter, so any time of the year is excellent to cruise.

What is the weather like in the Canary Islands and Madeira?  

The subtropical climate of the Canary Islands and Madeira means they enjoy warm weather and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. During the summer, average temperatures are around 23°C and in winter they hover around 19°C.

How long is a Canary Islands and Madeira cruise? 

As well as seven and eight-night itineraries, MSC Grand Voyages also depart from the Canary Islands with 17-night journeys. Regardless of the length of your trip, our Canary Islands and Madeira cruise itineraries are expertly designed to provide ample time to explore the beauty and diversity of this stunning region. With exceptional shore excursions and up to 16-hour port stays, your unforgettable memories of this gorgeous area will last a lifetime.

What to pack for a Canary Islands and Madeira cruise? 

If you're planning a trip to the subtropical climates of Madeira and the Canary Islands, you can expect sunny and warm weather. Pack your bags for a typical Canary Islands holiday with plenty of shorts, dresses, and t-shirts. Don’t forget to bring essential items such as sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Also, make sure to pack some formal attire for evening activities, a swimming costume to take full use of the onboard pools and comfortable shoes for your onshore excursions. If cruising in the winter, bring a few warmer accessories like a light jacket for the cooler evenings.

How much is a cruise around the Canary Islands and Madeira? 

We have a Canary Islands and Madeira cruise to suit your budget. It all depends on the cabin and onboard experience you desire. Book early to take advantage of any significant savings that may be available. MSC Cruises also often runs special promotions throughout the year, including last-minute deals.