Canary Islands Cruise from Newcastle

Listed below is the full schedule of Canary Islands Cruise from Newcastle sailing from Newcastle, UK in 2012, 2013. These are cruises that last for 7 nights, 10 nights, 14 nights and longer. All cruises depart from Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal.

fred olsen boudicca
30-Jul 2013
(15 nights)
Black Watch

Canary Islands Cruise

Newcastle UK, La Coruna (Spain), Santa Cruz – La Palma, Sta Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas – Gran Canaria, Arrecife – Lanzarote, Lisbon (Portugal), Newcastle UK

A Spanish autonomous community, the Canary Islands are located off the northwest coast of Africa and consist of nine islands and four islets. The islands have become an increasingly popular vacation destination over the last twenty-five years, and continuing economic growth and a thriving tourism industry promise even greater growth into the 21st century.

On a Canary Islands cruise from Newcastle, you can expect extraordinary accomodations, including meals throughout the cruise, complimentary tea and coffee throughout the days and early evenings in addition to tea and coffee facilities in each cabin. Sports and leisure facilities are provided as well as daily onboard activities. Onboard entertainment is ongoing, and travelers are treated to both welcome and farewell cocktail parties. All port taxes and fees are included, leaving the traveler with little to do other than enjoy this unforgettable cruise.

With many new glass buildings lining the harbour, La Coruna, also called the Crystal City, welcomes visitors in dazzling style. The Tower of Hercules, which has provided lighthouse service for nearly 2,000 years, is a definite “must-see.” With it’s balmy year-round climate, Santa Cruz de la Tenerife is a sun-worshiper’s dream. Take a pleasurable walk further inland and enjoy natural beauty found in few places. Beaches of volcanic sand highlight Las Palmas, an ideal location for idling away a lazy afternoon. Arrecife offers even more of the Canaries’ volcanic sand, simply perfect for taking in the sights and sounds.

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, wraps up the Canary Islands cruise from Newcastle, and is the largest westernmost city on the European continent, Lisbon is a major financial, commercial, entertainment, education and cultural centre. One of the oldest cities world-wide, Lisbon was named by Julius Caesar as a Roman protectorate and has a long history of involvement in several notable “Old World” conflicts among Christians, Moors and the Crusades of the 12th century. Archeological findings have traced Lisbon’s culture back even further, to Neolithic times, with evidence of Phoenician influence dating to 1200 B.C.

With so many diverse cultural influences, Lisbon‘s architecture, obviously, is rich and varied. Roman, Baroque, Medieval, as well as both Modern and Post-Modern examples exist both alone and side-by-side. Museums dedicated to the local arts and history are in abundance, and one of the world’s largest oceanarium, the Lisbon Oceanarium, is a tourist destination few can resist. Cristo Rei (Christ the King), is a monument celebrating Portugal’s gratitude for escaping the destruction and carnage of World War II. Lisbon has long been noted for it’s festive street festivals which begin early and continue long into the night. Lisbon also regularly plays host to a series of film and music festivals, most notably one of Europe’s most celebrated pop-rock gatherings, the Rock in Rio.