Croisi Coastal Cruise: TLZ_PP
This superb itinerary takes you to six islands with wonderfully mild weather. Discover each island and the contrasts that set them apart. On Tenerife and Gran Canaria, flourishing gardens transport visitors to fresh, fragrant heights. Peaceful La Gomera and La Palma offer jungle-like, lush vegetation. Lastly, the gray, imposing cliffs on unrivaled Lanzarote emphasize the immense, infinite beauty of each. The uniquely landscaped, balmy paradise of Fuerteventura began to emerge from the ocean millions of years ago. Don't miss Timanfaya National Park and the lava flows on the lunar-landscaped Fire Mountains.
THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE
- All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
- Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
- Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
- Headsets are included for excursions
- Official welcome from the captain and crew
- Onboard activities
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees included
The Canary Islands: A Biosphere Reserve
- Black sand beaches; lush forests; steep cliffs; dark, ragged crags; waves of dunes; charming, colonial towns; and bustling cities: The Canaries are a study in contrasts.
Visit the heart of six islands
- Three national parks: Teide, Garajonay, and Timanfaya
- Tours of Gran Canaria, La Gomera, and Fuerteventura
A delicious experience
- Local wine and cheese tastings
Day 1: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner and an evening of activities on board this evening. The ship will remain in port overnight.
Day 2: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
When LA BELLE DES OCEANS casts off for its cruise through the Canary Islands, the crew will welcome you on the Sun Deck for a cocktail as the sun sets across the horizon. Dinner and an evening of entertainment. The ship will cruise to La Palma overnight.
Day 3: Santa Cruz de la Palma (La Palma)
La Palma, rich with vegetation and incredible landscapes, is known as the "Beautiful Island." You'll discover this tiny corner of paradise through its stunning views, well-preserved beaches, and charming towns.
Take advantage of our morning at sea to attend a lecture.
In the afternoon, feel free to join us for an excursion to the heart of the island. Hit the road to the Caldera de Taburiente for some spectacular views. First, visit the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves, a lovely whitewashed sanctuary housing the venerated Virgin of the Snows. The tour will then take you along mountain roads and through extraordinary scenery to the Caldera de Taburiente. Stop at a traditional 17th-century farm—surrounded by gorgeous gardens and breathtaking views—for a refreshing snack. On the way back, a brief stop at the Mirador de la Concepcion overlook will give you an impressive view of the coast and northern part of the island.
The ship will cruise to La Gomera overnight.
Day 4: San Sebastian (La Gomera)
La Gomera is known for its natural and human-made sites. The inhabitants, subject to the complex terrain and difficult conditions on the island, have made remarkable adaptations. They take advantage of the natural resources available while remaining highly respectful of their environment.
Spend the morning cruising. Take advantage of a quiet moment on LA BELLE DES OCEANS to catch some rays poolside or enjoy a treatment in our wellness salon. More active passengers can keep in shape in the fitness center, and history buffs can attend the lecture in the lounge.
Join us for an excursion to the island of La Gomera this afternoon. Visit Garajonay National Park, which is blanketed with thick, bay-tree forests. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a striking contrast to the rest of the archipelago. The park sits under an almost constant haze of fog from the trade winds and the surrounding waters, which gives it an eerie atmosphere. Pass through the quaint villages of Hermigua, Las Rosas, and Agulo - whose sweet charm led to the nickname "The Bonbon of La Gomera." Stop for a typical island tea time and listen to a demonstration of Silbo Gomero, the whistled language used by the islanders. Enter Garajonay National Park to see the Roque Agando rock formation, the symbol of the island, jutting far above the greenery of the forests.
The ship will cruise to Gran Canaria. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.
Day 5: Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
The shell-shaped island of Gran Canaria is a study in contrasts: Fertile soil to the north versus vast desert lands to the south, while the steep cliffs on the northwest coasts juxtapose the long sandy beaches on the southern side. Both the city of Las Palmas and the sun-drenched beaches in the south beat to the sound of the waves that hit the shores.
Set out on an excursion to Las Palmas and the Bandama Caldera. Begin in old-time Vegueta and the Casa de Colon, a colonial-style mansion with exhibits about the history of the Canary Islands and their link with the New World. Continue on to the Bandama Caldera, a volcanic crater that reaches 1,867 feet above sea level (569 m).
This afternoon, join an excursion to Teror and the Garden of La Marquesa de Arucas. Teror is a place of pilgrimage for all the island's inhabitants as it houses the statue of the patron saint of the island in its basilica, the Virgen del Pino. Afterwards, head to Arucas, one of the most beautiful cities in Gran Canaria. See the outside of the imposing, black cathedral and visit the lovely Garden of La Marquesa de Arucas, home to 400 species of tropical and subtropical plants.
The ship will cast off for Fuerteventura. In celebration of the last cruise through the Canary Islands, join the crew on the Sun Deck for a cocktail together. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
Day 6: Rosario (Fuerteventura)
Fuerteventura was the first of the Canary Islands to rise from the Atlantic waters millions of years ago. Since thousands of years passed between volcanic eruptions, nature freely carved the land into a lunarlike panorama.
Join us for an excursion called "The Secrets of Fuerteventura." Begin towards the northern part of the island at the Finca Torres, where we'll discover how local goat cheese is made. The internationally renowned goat cheeses produced in Fuerteventura have been awarded the highest "Golden Cheese Award" for five consecutive years. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of this famous delicacy. Then continue on to the small village of Tiscamanita to visit a cosmetics producer who uses aloe vera, one of the most prominent crops on the island. You'll learn everything you'll need to know about this surprising plant. Lastly, experience Betancuria, the island's first colony and former capital. French explorer Jean de Béthencourt founded Betancuria at the beginning of the 15th century. He chose the area within the valley to be protected from pirate attacks. Despite his strategy, pirates razed the village in 1593.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Lanzarote. Lecture.
Day 7: Arrecife (Lanzarote)
Lanzarote seems from another world. The island is covered with dark, volcanic rock caressed by striking turquoise waters and dotted with oases of greenery. The calm and silence on the island invite you to unplug from the connected world and recharge your batteries with sunlight.
This morning, join us for an excursion to Timanfaya National Park. Lanzarote is truly a unique place. Seventy-five percent of the island’s surface is covered with craters and lava flows dating back to massive volcanic eruptions 270 years ago. The Fire Mountains in the park possess a singular beauty. At the heart of the stone and rock vineyards in Geria, we’ll enjoy a tasting of wine and cheese at one of the oldest bodegas on the island.
This afternoon, learn about César Manrique, one of the most important artists in the Canary Islands. Jameos del Agua is the art, culture, and tourism center where his talents can be experienced firsthand. Afterwards, head to the Mirador del Rio to take in the outstanding views of the moon-like landscape. Lastly, visit the César Manrique House Museum, an incarnation of his talents.
For the last evening on board, join us in the lounge for an evening of traditional entertainment to wind down your vacation to the unforgettable Canary Islands. Beautifully costumed dancers and musicians will present a variety of dances and music found among the islands.
Day 8: Arrecife
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- Accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala evening
- Assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess
- Travel assistance/repatriation insurance
- All port fees
- Classical Sightseeing Package
- Transfers to/from departure/arrival points
- Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
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