This wonderful island hopping itinerary aboard the MS Island Sky visits the diverse islands of the Atlantic with their mountainous landscapes, intriguing topography, lunar like landscapes, verdant pine forests and stunning national parks. Every new day brings a different vista and in the company of just 100 or so like-minded travel companions, we will be able to fully explore the dramatic beauty and cultural vibrancy of these amazingly varied groups of islands.
We will begin our voyage in the Canary Islands and during our three days of exploration discover the lesser known islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma. Enjoy nature at its very best in these remote, volcanic islands that impress with their unique flora and fauna and boast rugged, rocky landscapes, evergreen cloud forests, metre-high ferns and bizarre-looking dragon trees. After a relaxing two days at sea we arrive in our next island group, the remote and intriguing Cape Verde archipelago whose islands have been used by mariners as a staging post through the ages, and there is no better way to explore their dramatic beauty and cultural vibrancy than by small ship. Each island is a little world of its own; some are arid and flat with extraordinary beaches and sand dunes whilst others by contrast are more mountainous and verdant.
The Canary and Cape Verde Islands have something to appeal to everyone and we have therefore designed our itinerary to offer a choice of excursion, or time at leisure to explore independently in the majority of ports of call. Whether your interests lie in history, botany, geology or walking, we are confident that you will find this cruise the perfect antidote to the cold and grey skies at home.