Atlantic Islands Cruises

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Top Atlantic Islands Cruises

Queen Mary 2's 2025 No-Fly Grand Caribbean

Queen Mary 2 11 Jan 2025 35 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Grenada, St. Georges - Bridgetown, Barbados - Castries, St. Lucia - Willemstad, Curacao - Roseau, Dominica - English Harbour, Antigua -...
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2026 Exploration of South America & Antarctica

Borealis 28 Jan 2026 76 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - La Coruna, Spain - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Praia, Cape Verde Islands - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Ilhabela - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Montevideo, Uruguay…
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(full fare £9,499) Inside from £9,199pp

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The No-Fly 2024 Atlantic Islands

Iona 09 Nov 2024 14 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Madeira, Portugal - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Gran Canaria - Lanzarote - Seville - Lisbon, Portugal - Southampton
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Where to go on an Atlantic Islands cruise

Comprised of nine Portuguese Islands, the Azores is home to some of the tallest volcanic mountains on earth.

Known as the Galápagos Islands of Europe, the Azores boast lush green landscapes punctuated with pristine emerald-hued pools that make this paradise seem like another Eden. As one of the whale-watching hotspots of the world, you may catch a glimpse of some of these mind-blowing marine mammals while on board.

Basking in year-round sunshine, a Canary Islands cruise affords a wealth of scenic surprises. Beyond the abundant beautiful beaches, the volcanic islands offer verdant forests, sprawling deserts and dramatic lunar-esque landscapes. One of the most well-known Canary Islands is Tenerife. This volcanic area is home to extraordinary beauty and diversity, with remote mountain-ride villages, cultured port settlements and charming old towns.

Exploring the beautiful island of Madeira is a dream. Known as The Floating Garden in the Atlantic, Madeira is home to a feast of flora and fauna. Offering boundless beauty, this haven of nature is a visual treat to savour.

Things to do in the Atlantic Islands

The Azores are full of breathtaking places that are sure to stop you dead in your tracks. One of those places is Sete Cidades. Sete Cidades is an enormous caldera with sparkling twin lakes. A caldera is a large volcanic crater formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of a volcano’s mouth. Many superb walking trails crisscross along the caldera.

Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is full of fascinating sights. Nestled within many of the blackened lava fields, across the abstract volcanic landscape, are low-growing vines. This is Lanzarote’s wine country and most wines produced here are dry malvasías, though muscatel and other grapes are also cultivated.

Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is where you’ll find some of the island’s best experiences. This inviting city boasts a bustling marina, a cobbled centre, a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo and an ascending backdrop of mountains just waiting to be explored.

Atlantic Islands shore excursions

Shore excursions are a fantastic way to explore the Atlantic Islands in more depth. From riding camels over volcanic dunes in Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park with P&O Cruises to a traditional wicker toboggan ride in Funchal with Celebrity Cruises, you’re certain to find an excursion that will enhance your Atlantic Islands cruise.

When is the best time to cruise the Atlantic Islands?

The best time to cruise to the Atlantic Islands depends on your preferences. The peak season spans from April to October. This time of year offers warm temperatures which are ideal for exploring lush landscapes and pristine beaches. The shoulder season, which is from April to May and September to October, offers pleasant weather with fewer crowds. Perfect for those seeking a more intimate experience.

Which cruise lines sail to the Atlantic Islands?

Many of our cruise line partners offer Atlantic Islands cruises.

Among the most popular are; Ambassador Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises, all of which offer no-fly cruises. No-fly cruises are a great way to see the world - your holiday begins closer to home and you have no restrictions.

If you’d prefer to set off on a fly-cruise to the Atlantic Islands, cruise lines including Holland America Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea offer an extensive range of voyages.

Atlantic Islands FAQs

Can you cruise from the UK to the Atlantic Islands?

Yes, a number of cruise lines offer no-fly cruises from the UK to the Atlantic Islands. From Dover, travellers can embark on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines or Holland America Line cruise to the Atlantic Islands.

Liverpool offers Fred. Olsen Cruise Line cruises and London Tilbury has a range of Ambassador Cruise Line cruises. From Portsmouth, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Saga Ocean Cruises offer cruises to the Atlantic Islands.

And, as the most popular UK departure port, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises operate cruises from Southampton.

What do I need to pack for an Atlantic Islands cruise?

What to pack for your Atlantic Islands cruise will depend on what time of year you sail and what you plan to do while away. As a guide, we’d recommend packing swimsuits, comfortable, casual clothing for the day, a sweater or scarf for the chillier weather, activewear, a raincoat, smarter clothing for the evening, sandals, trainers or hiking boots, evening shoes, sunglasses, a sun hat, suncream, insect repellant, a backpack, technology accessories, toiletries, medication and a water bottle.

What are the best Atlantic Islands cruises to go on?

The best Atlantic Islands cruise to go on will depend on your preferences. For a luxury experience, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea are great options.

For a family-friendly Atlantic Islands cruise consider Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Other popular cruise lines include Ambassador Cruise Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Saga Ocean Cruises.

Which Atlantic Islands cruises are all-inclusive?

Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Saga Ocean Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea all offer all-inclusive Atlantic Islands cruise deals.

Do Atlantic Islands cruises require a passport?

Yes, all guests, including children, must be in possession of a passport.

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