If you’re thinking that another year will pass without some foreign sun, do not despair! This boutique cruise around the Canaries ticks all the boxes for the perfect winter escape

Sailing in luxury on La Belle des Océans, you'll explore the very best of this archipelago - from desert dunes to tropical valleys, sandy beaches to towering volcanoes, picturesque villages to contemporary cities - as you take in six of the seven islands, including the off-the-beaten-track western islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. What's more, the temperatures reach 21°C, even in winter.

La Belle des Océans is a far cry from big ocean cruise ships; it houses a maximum of just 130 passengers and has superb facilities to boot, including a pool, gym, spa and well-appointed cabins. The food is first-class and all drinks are included with meals and at the bar†. Lectures, music and cultural shows are also included. You are free to explore or relax, too, with a wide range of optional excursions.

Your first port of call is Lanzarote, with its otherworldly lunar landscapes. Explore Timanfaya National Park, with its craters and lava flows, plus enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at one of the oldest bodegas in the Canaries. In Las Palmas, you can join a tour of its historical, religious highlights and natural wonders, before an evening of dinner and dancing back on board. The lush flora at Garajonay National Park on La Gomera will be a stark contrast to the previous islands.

On La Palma, you can enjoy ceramics, art, silk, and striking views, as well as star-gazing with an expert. On El Hierro, highlights will be the El Golfo Valley, which is lined with pineapple, banana, papaya and mango plants, a wine and tapas tasting, and a visit to the ancient town of Valverde. In Tenerife, your final stop, you will have the chance to head to the top of Mount Teide, take in the incredible views and start 2022 on a real high.

Please note, the following departures operate a reverse itinerary to that shown below:

  • 12 March 2022
  • 26 March 2022
  • 9 April 2022
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Price includes

  • Return flights and overseas transfers.
  • Port fees.
  • Seven nights on MV La Belle des Océans on a full-board basis.
  • Refined French cuisine on board, with all meals included plus drinks with meals and at the bar†.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, welcome cocktails and on-board entertainment, including activities and talks.

  • Tours of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and El Hierro (additional supplement applies).
  • Excursions at a supplement, with headsets, wine and cheese tastings and local cuisine included.
  • Only 20% deposit and 100% financial protection - if we are forced to cancel the tour due to operational issues relating to COVID or FCDO advice, then customers will be entitled to get a full refund.


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  1. Day
    Fly to Lanzarote and join the ship
    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain

    After your flight to Lanzarote, you'll board MV La Belle des Océans and have time to settle into your cabin. Later on, you'll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on-board. The ship will remain in port overnight.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Arrecife, Lanzarote
    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain

    Lanzarote is a unique place, where 75 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 Timanfaya National Park, where you can choose to join an optional excursion to this morning, possess a singular beauty. At the heart of the stone and rock vineyards in Geria, you'll enjoy a tasting of wine and cheese at one of the oldest bodegas on the island.

    This afternoon, join an optional excursion to 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 and visit the César Manrique House Museum, an incarnation of his talents. Later, take part in an onboard lecture.

    When La Belle des Océans casts off for its cruise through the Canary Islands, the crew will welcome you on the Sun Deck for a cocktail. The ship will cruise to Gran Canaria overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

    Join an optional, full-day excursion to discover Gran Canaria (lunch included), begining in Vegueta and the Casa de Colón, a colonial mansion with exhibits about the history of the Canary Islands and their links with Latin America. You'll also visit the Bandama Caldera, a volcanic crater that reaches 1,867 feet above sea level (569 m). After a trip through the countryside, you'll arrive in the village of Tejeda. Next stop: Teror, which welcomes religious pilgrims year round as its basilica houses the statue of the patron saint of the island, the Virgen del Pino. Afterwards, head to Arucas, one of the most beautiful cities in Gran Canaria. Later, the ship will cruise to La Gomera and you can enojoy an evening of dinner and dancing. The ship will cruise through the night.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    San Sebastián, La Gomera
    San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain

    Join an optional, full-day excursion to La Gomera (lunch included), visiting Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering a striking contrast to the rest of the archipelago. You'll stop for a superb, typical island lunch and listen to a demonstration of Silbo Gomero, the whistled language used by the islanders. You'll then re-enter Garajonay National Park to see the Roque Agando rock formation. Later, there will be a lecture in the lounge. The ship will cruise to La Palma while you enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Santa Cruz de La Palma
    Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain

    Spend the morning on an optional excursion taking in the island's volcanoes and Wines. After visiting the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snows, continue on to the Mirador de la Conception to take in the gorgeous views of Santa Cruz and the eastern coast of the island. Then, visit the Museum El Molino and its ceramic workshop, where potters create replicas of the ceramics and handicrafts once used by the island's indigenous people. Walk around the crater of San Antonio Volcano before enjoying a tasting of some wines in a local bodega.

    La Palma is known for having one of the most beautiful nighttime skies, and you can take an optional stargazing excursion in La Palma, not included in the package (only through reservations before your trip). At nightfall, leave by coach for the Pilar Observation Point at 3,280 feet in altitude (1,000 m), where a specialist will reveal all of the celestial secrets above. The ship will cruise to El Hierro overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro
    Puerto de la Estaca, Spain

    Take an optional tour of El Hierro today, stopping at the Mirador de Jinama to take in the splendid view of the El Golfo Valley and continuing through the lush, tropical valley lined with pineapple, banana, mango, and papaya orchards. Arrive at the ecomuseum, where you can learn more about the island's giant lizard, before your last stop: Mirador de la Peña, where you'll enjoy a tasting of wine and tapas while taking in the glorious views. There's another optional excursion to Valverde, the island's capital, this afternoon. Unlike the other capital cities in the Canary Islands, calm Valverde is tucked away among the green hills and has an exceptional view of the Atlantic. After the day's excursions, you'll cruise towards Tenerife and join the crew on the Sun Deck for a cocktail. Tonight is the festive gala evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    This morning, join an optional excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Teide National Park. You'll experience an astonishing view from the top of the crater, and you'll be able to stroll around a bit to experience it from different angles. This afternoon, set off on an optional visit to Puerto de la Cruz and meander down the charming streets lined with gardens, beautiful homes, and quaint churches. Stop at the Mirador de Humbolt, a lookout point with sweeping views of the Orotava Valley and its banana plantations before visiting the Orchid Garden Sitio Litre. Later, take part in an onboard lecture. For the last evening on board, enjoy a show of traditional songs in the Salon and Bar.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    Disembark in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9am and transferring to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast


La Belle des Océans

Cruise ship

Small, boutique luxury ship

La Belle des Océans is a luxury boutique ship that carries only 130 passengers, yet has superb facilities, with a pool, spa, fitness centre, restaurants, two bars/lounges and a sundeck. The lovely cabins feature marble bathrooms, walk-in showers, flat screen TVs, fridges, wi-fi, writing desks, fitted wardrobes, hairdryers, radio alarms, iPod docking stations, and air-con.

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