Canary Island Idyll
 
Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Sat Dec 20, 2025 - Tue Dec 30, 2025,
 10 days
 on Wind Star
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Columbus slept here, Winston Churchill painted here, and Agatha Christie wrote here, but you don’t have to be famous to fall in love with this place. This volcanic archipelago off the coast of Africa can and does charm just about everyone who visits, although it’s not the same charm for all. Some ooh and ahh at the diversity and drama of the landscapes, a tapestry of smooth and rough, black and green, blue and gold. Others are wooed by quaint colonial towns built a century before Columbus sailed, their cobbled streets lined by dry-stone homes with hand-carved wooden balconies. Then there’s the culture, or cultures, derived from European and African roots but infused with elements of all the Atlantic sailors who paused here for provisions. Sip a glass of sweet and citrusy poncha. Ride wicker toboggans, camels and classic cars. Breathe in air scented with orange, oleander, and eucalyptus. And gaze at stars so numerous and bright they seem to put galaxies within reach.
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Day 1: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Here in this privileged setting you’ll discover two UNESCO World Heritage Site beaches of tantalizing beauty; San Cristóbal de La Laguna; and the island’s symbol, Teide National Park. Wide avenues, exotic landscapes, and striking examples of modernist architecture complete one of the world’s most popular destinations.
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Day 2: San Sebastian
Though you won’t find canaries here you will find people who can whistle like them. Whistled speech helped shepherds communicate across the steep ravines and in the lush cloud forest of Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Columbus paused here on all three voyages so you’re in good company as you explore historic San Sebastián, but with all the natural beauty around, you’ll find your gaze drawn inexorably up the terraced hillsides and across to views of Mount Teide.
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Day 3: Santa Cruz de Palma
Santa Cruz de Palma has a distinct Caribbean feel with its colorful houses and relaxed, casual feel. Walk along the cobblestone streets of this charming port that once was a connecting port on the route to the Americas. Learn about the town’s history at the Island Museum of La Palma located in a 16th century monastery and the Naval Museum housed in a full-sized reproduction of the Santa Maria. And see some of the 15 large telescopes along the ridge of Caldera del Taburieint National Park.
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Day 5: Funchal
Considered one of Portugal’s main tourist attractions and home of world-famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal is known for its style and beauty.  Visit Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe or take a trip to the Pica da Torre for an incredible view of Camara de Lobos, a delightful fishing village. With a long history of Madeira winemaking, there’ll be time here for a little wine tasting, a meal at one of the many 5-star restaurants, sightseeing to 15th century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, shopping the bargains to be found here, or experiencing the vibrant night life.
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Day 6: Funchal
Considered one of Portugal’s main tourist attractions and home of world-famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal is known for its style and beauty.  Visit Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe or take a trip to the Pica da Torre for an incredible view of Camara de Lobos, a delightful fishing village. With a long history of Madeira winemaking, there’ll be time here for a little wine tasting, a meal at one of the many 5-star restaurants, sightseeing to 15th century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, shopping the bargains to be found here, or experiencing the vibrant night life.
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Day 8: Lanzarote
Nature is the star on this small volcanic island. Enjoy the afternoon on the beach or follow the island’s famous wine trail, tasting as you go. This, the most northerly of the Canary Islands, welcomes you with laid-back hospitality and genuine warmth. This region of petrified lava makes up the National Park of Timanfaya and its Mountains of Fire, where visions of a lifeless, prehistoric earth, with enormous craters of an incandescent red color, can be seen on a bus or even a camel tour.  This unique atmosphere has made it a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of the most impressive natural parks in all of Spain. 
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Day 9: Las Palmas
Magnificent scenery surrounds you in the capital of Gran Canaria. Two lovely bays and their beautiful beaches frame the city. The Vegueta District, the older quarter of the town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its historical and cultural treasures, dating back to the city’s founding in 1478. 
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Day 10: Las Palmas
Magnificent scenery surrounds you in the capital of Gran Canaria. Two lovely bays and their beautiful beaches frame the city. The Vegueta District, the older quarter of the town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its historical and cultural treasures, dating back to the city’s founding in 1478. 
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Day 11: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Here in this privileged setting you’ll discover two UNESCO World Heritage Site beaches of tantalizing beauty; San Cristóbal de La Laguna; and the island’s symbol, Teide National Park. Wide avenues, exotic landscapes, and striking examples of modernist architecture complete one of the world’s most popular destinations.
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Lanzarote
Savor delicious tastings along the Wine Route of Lanzarote
La Palma
Wiggle your toes in the black sand beaches of La Palma, then join the local nightlife when you overnight there
Madeira wines
Overnight in Funchal with time to sample the delicious Madeira wines and taste the famous poncha, a delightful local drink of rum and honey
Plaza de Espana, Santa Cruz de Palma
Get to the heart of Santa Cruz de Palma when you find Plaza de Espana
San Sebastian de la Gomera
From San Sebastian de la Gomera, find the UNESCO site of Garajonay National Park
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
See both of the beautiful UNESCO beaches in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Itinerary at a Glance
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Sat Dec 20
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Sun Dec 21
San Sebastian
Arrive:  9:00 AM
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Mon Dec 22
Santa Cruz de Palma
Arrive:  9:00 AM
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Tue Dec 23
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Wed Dec 24
Funchal
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Thu Dec 25
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Sat Dec 27
Lanzarote
Arrive:  8:00 AM
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Sun Dec 28
Las Palmas
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Mon Dec 29
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Tue Dec 30
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Wind Star
Wind Star is a sleek, 4-masted sailing ship accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Star feels like your own private yacht.
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Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Category B
Category B
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $3,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,689 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,189 per guest
Category A
Category A
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,689 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $5,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,189 per guest
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
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Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With an expansive 220 square feet, the Owner’s Suite gives you everything offered in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.
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The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Cooking Demonstrations
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Crew Talent Show
Open Bridge
Local and Live Performances
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Signature Sail Away
Shopping With The Chef
Take In The Sun
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Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
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Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
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Thu, Nov 20 - Sun, Nov 30, 2025
WIND STAR
$4,489
$3,599
Sun, Nov 30 - Wed, Dec 10, 2025
WIND STAR
$4,389
$3,499
Wed, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 20, 2025
WIND STAR
$4,389
$3,499
Sat, Dec 20 - Tue, Dec 30, 2025
WIND STAR
$4,689
$3,799
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Tue, Dec 30 - Fri, Jan 9, 2026
WIND STAR
$4,689
$3,799
Fri, Jan 9 - Mon, Jan 19, 2026
WIND STAR
$4,789
$3,899
Mon, Jan 19 - Thu, Jan 29, 2026
WIND STAR
$4,389
$3,499
Thu, Jan 29 - Sun, Feb 8, 2026
WIND STAR
$4,389
$3,499
Sun, Feb 8 - Wed, Feb 18, 2026
WIND STAR
$4,389
$3,499
Wed, Feb 18 - Sat, Feb 28, 2026
WIND STAR
$4,389
$3,499