The main cruise season has already started in Lanzarote with cruise ships & liners docking most days of the week.
We’ve attached the cruise ship schedule from the Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas, which details the dates and times the cruises are due in Lanzarote, right through to the end of June 2015.
In summary, there are 30 cruise ships during November, 44 in December, 27 in January, 22 in February, 28 during March, 32 in April, tailing off for just 4 in May and 6 in June.
The AIDAstella & Thomson Majesty will both dock for Christmas Day, Arcadia is here on New Year’s Eve and the Norweigian Spirit & MSC Armonia will dock for New Year’s Day.
The Cunard Line ships are always a favourite to see in port, the Queen Victoria is due in Lanzarote three times on the 14th of November, 24th December & 15th of May. Queen Mary 2 is here on the 7th December and the Queen Elizabeth will be in Arrecife on the 29th December.
Regular cruise ships visiting Lanzarote this winter include:
Celebrity: Equinox, Eclipse & Constellation
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Lanzarote is featured in the trailer for the movie “In The Heart of the Sea” directed by Ron Howard, which is due to open in cinemas from the 13th March 2015.
This trailer released on the 16th of October, has an aerial shot of Alegranza, one of the islands off the north coast of Lanzarote, part of the Chinijo Archipelago and marine reserve of La Graciosa. The beach featured in the 3 minute clip is that of read more »
Teguise council have launched a vote on their website to decide the theme of the next carnival in Costa Teguise.
The choices are:
El Rey León – The Lion King
Selva Amazónica – Amazon Rainforest
Sueños de Oriente – Dreams of the Orient
El Tiempo (uso Horario) – The Time
EL Circo – The Circus
Años 70 – The 70’s
Fantasía del Bosque – Fantasy Forest
The vote is open until the 13th of November when the favourite theme, with the most votes out of the seven will be decided. If you’d like to participate, simply visit read more »
Traditionally we celebrate the 1st of November as All Saints Day in Lanzarote, it’s a public holiday in Spain. The night before is the Víspera de Todos los Santos.
For those visitors asking for information about Halloween themed events in Lanzarote, the first ones have been confirmed and we’re sure more will be added before the end of the month. There are fancy dress shops on the island, so you can buy costumes, props and make up locally if you decide to join in the fun last minute.
Puerto del Carmen:
Club Las Adelfas is holding a Halloween Monster Mash Party with cockails, buffet and party games in the club house on Friday 31st October. They are situated on Avenida Francia near Playa Los Pocillos in Puerto del Carmen. Eat, drink and be scary is the theme, costumes are encouraged from 19:000 with a prize for the best adult and child.
The Highlander Too in Montaña Tropical, overlooking the harbour of Puerto del Carmen are holding a Halloween Party on read more »
The Lanzarote Active Club have a few places left on their special boat excursion on Monday 20th October to discover the marine reserve in the north of Lanzarote.
The island of Alegranza is privately owned, so special permission is required from the owner before you can visit. That’s why excursions here are limited and one of the reasons you should take the opportunity when there’s a chance of a trip. This is a full day excursion with the Lanzarote Active Club and it’s one of my all time favourites.
The day starts with a transfer from your accommodation to the harbour in Órzola, where the group departs on a boat for the island of Alegranza. On previous trips we’ve seen flying fish, Cory’s Shearwaters, turtles and on a very special occasion a pod of pilot whales actually came right up to the boat. Alegranza is a bird sanctuary, Eleanora’s Falcons migrate from Madagascar to nest here from April to October, ospreys and Egyptian vultures are also in residence on the island.
It’s normally possible to visit the the volcanic cave known as El Jameito, passengers can opt to swim through this brightly coloured sea cave to the jameo or take a small boat trip if the sea conditions permit.
After some time bird watching and swimming the boat read more »
The same three English movies remain and will be shown again in Lanzarote on Monday the 20th and Thursday the 23rd of October, with only one session changing time:
At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:
At the same time of 19:45 The Good Lie. Having been orphaned by the civil war in Sudan, 'The Lost Boys' are given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with an employment agency counsellor called Carrie (played by Reese Witherspoon) forever changes all of their lives.
At the later time of 22:30 This Is Where I Leave You. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. This dramatic comedy is based on Jonathan Tropper's novel and starring Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda.
At Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda: read more »
A person who may be suffering from Ebola is currently in an isolation unit and under observation at the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria hospital in Tenerife.
Image: Oona Räisänen (Mysid) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The man who is considered “high risk” due to recently being in contact with those infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, presently only has symptoms of a sore throat and a mild fever of 37.7º. It’s understood that he is a Cruz Roja nurse who left Sierra Leone on the 8th of October arriving in Tenerife on Sunday 12th October. The man was transferred to hospital along with his two house mates who are also under observation.
The hospital have carried out read more »
The Scandinavian Dance Night goes into it's 10th season on Lanzarote, and is starting up on Wednesday, October 22nd in Cinco Plazas in Puerto del Carmen, and is held every Wednesday until Easter next year.
Dinner is served from 6:30 pm, both from the buffet table or the menu, and the dance starts at 8:30 and goes on till 11:00.
(No obligation to eat!) The bar is open all night.
Scandinavian music will be read more »