Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands

Gran Canaria is the largest of the seven Canary Islands, which are located 150 km’s from the North African coast. The capital, Las Palmas boasts golden beaches near the city, and lush, rugged interior terrain ravines surrounding a beautiful valley.

Las Palmas picturesque Old Town is rich in Spanish culture, historical sites and lovely garden parks. These include archaeological sites and areas relating to the early inhabitants.

The island of Gran Canaria has a long tradition of spectator sports, such as soccer, basketball and motor rallies, in addition to autochthonous sports, such as Canarian wrestling, juego del palo and lateen sailing. It is said that sport is part of the Canarian character.

Things to See & Do

* Crocodile Park
* Holiday World
* Puerto de Mogán - a scenic marina
* Mundo Aborigen - a recreation of early village life.
* View from Bandama – extinct volcano

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 7447 sq km’s
Population – 1,844,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +34

Port Location – The Port of Las Palmas (capital of Gran Canaria) is located in downtown Las Palmas.

Transport Links- Flights travel from Gran Canaria to all of the other islands, also connecting mainland Spain, numerous European locations and a number of international cities.

When travelling around Gran Canaria, renting a car is often the preferred mode of transport, with car hire travel companies available at both Gran Canaria Airport and many of the main resorts. The island's 'Global' bus transport is a particularly inexpensive way to travel around Gran Canaria and taxis are readily available. A selection of ferries and jetfoils travel from Gran Canaria to other neighbouring Canary Islands.

Cruises departing Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands

Star Flyer, Westbound Atlantic Crossing Ex Las Palmas To Philpsburg

Departure: 12 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Star Clippers Cruise Ship: Star Flyer.

15 Night cruise sailing from Las Palmas to Philipsburg onboard Star Flyer.

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Azamara Journey, 7 Night Canary Islands Intensive Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 11 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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Azamara Journey, 10 Night Canary Islands Holiday Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 18 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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Azamara Journey, 11 Night Canary Islands Holiday Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 28 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Azamara Journey

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Azamara Journey, 10 Night Canary Islands Intensive Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 08 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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Azamara Journey, 11 Night Canary Islands Intensive Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 18 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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Azamara Journey, 10 Night Canary Islands Intensive Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 29 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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Azamara Journey, 11 Night Canary Islands To Rome Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands To Rome (civitavecchia), Italy

Departure: 08 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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Le Lyrial, 11 Night Canaries, Madeira & Treasures Of Andalusia Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands To Malaga, Spain

Departure: 17 Apr 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Lyrial.

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Sojourn, Canary Islands Idyll Ii Ex Las Palmas To Lisbon

Departure: 30 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Sojourn.

7 Night cruise sailing from Las Palmas to Lisbon aboard Seabourn Sojourn.

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Sojourn, Grand Atlantic Islands Ex Las Palmas To Miami

Departure: 30 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Sojourn.

19 Night cruise sailing from Las Palmas to Miami aboard Seabourn Sojourn.

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Spitsbergen, 10 Night Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 30 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Spitsbergen.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Spitsbergen

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Spitsbergen, 10 Night Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 09 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Spitsbergen.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Spitsbergen

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Spitsbergen, 10 Night Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 19 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Spitsbergen.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Spitsbergen

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Spitsbergen, 10 Night Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands To Lisbon, Portugal

Departure: 01 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Spitsbergen.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Spitsbergen

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Azamara Pursuit, 18 Night Western Africa Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands To Cape Town, South Africa

Departure: 21 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Pursuit.

18 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Azamara Pursuit

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Azamara Pursuit, 7 Night Canary Island Intensive Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands Return

Departure: 09 Mar 2024 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Pursuit.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands onboard Azamara Pursuit

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Azamara Pursuit, 7 Night Spain Intensive Voyage Ex Gran Canaria (las Palmas), Canary Islands To Lisbon, Portugal

Departure: 16 Mar 2024 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Pursuit.

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