Ship Ahoy! The guidebook "Cruises... in a different way 2019/ 2020" is aimed at all sea bears and crusaders who do not make organised shore excursions and would like to explore the ports on Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, Fuerteventura and La Gomera individually and actively. Let your heart beat faster and get to know the country and its people. The city tours lead you with detailed route descriptions and maps to the most beautiful and important highlights of the capitals. On Tenerife in the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife you dive directly into the exciting history of conquest of the Canary Islands. Under the Plaza España you look at ancient ruins of the Castillo San Cristóbal and the legendary cannon El Tigre with which the forearm of Nelson was shot down. In the Iglesia de la Concepción you can see the wooden cross that rammed Alonso de Lugo into the ground after the conquest. Culturally you get your money's worth in the museums MUNA with mummies, in the TEA, the La Recova and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Follow the carnival fools at Casa de Carnaval as they celebrate the 2nd largest carnival in the world. Don't miss the auditorium, the landmark of Santa Cruz. You can enjoy pure relaxation in the magnificent Parque Maritimo with its seawater swimming pool or in Playa de Las Teresitas. Relax in the 12-hectare Palmetum Botanic Garden or mingle with locals at the popular Plaza Weyler, Plaza de Los Patos and Parque Garcia Sanabria. Arrive in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and dive into the exciting underwater world of Poema del Mar, or take a refreshing dip in the award-winning Playa de Las Canteras. Wake up your thirst for discovery in the old town of La Vegueta. Here you will find the magnificent Basílica de Santa Ana Cathedral, the Museo Canario with Skulls, the Columbus House Casa Colón, the CAAM Art Centre, the historical Gabinete Literario Literature Cabinet and the pretty Palacete Rodriguez Queguez Palace.From Arrecife, on the black volcanic island of Lanzarote, you begin your visit with a walk around the picturesque Charco de San Ginés.You stroll along the main shopping street Calle Léon y Castillo and visit the ancient castles Castillo de San Gabriel and Castillo de San José. Crown your shore leave at the Gran Hotel Arrecife with an unforgettable view of Arrecife and Fuerteventura from the 17th floor or splash around the azure blue Playa de Reducto.On the Isla Bonita La Palma in Santa Cruz de La Palma, follow Columbus' spirit of adventure again. In the Museo Naval Barco de La Virgen you will experience the discovery of America in the ship of Santa Maria and sniff sea air on deck. Your city tour takes you along the bustling shopping street O´Daly to the historic Plaza España with its historic buildings, the impressive cathedral Iglesia de Salvador and the island museum Museo Insular.Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque facades of the Casas de los Balcones and end your stay with a sunbath at Playa del Malecón. In the capital Puerto de Rosario of Fuerteventura you can take a breather at the fine sandy powder beach Playa Chica or go shopping in the large Centro Comercial Rotondas. Walk through the sleepy city and discover the Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario and the Casa Museo Unamuno, where the writer lived in exile.On La Gomera, time has stood still in the cosy capital San Sebastián de La Gomera. You stroll past the magnificent buildings from the colonial period, visit the impressive Iglesia de La Asunción, the little Ermita San Sebastián, the Columbus house Casa de Colón and see an excavation site in the Museo Arquelogico de La Gomera. In front of the Torre del Conde you can enjoy the beautiful Playa de San Sabastián.