The showcase of Spanish culture
Located just off the coast of Africa, Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Island archipelago.
The island name literally means white (Ife) mountain (Tene) in reference to the year-round snows found on top of the country’s El Teide volcano.
From its warm weather and beaches to art galleries and museums, Tenerife has a wide variety of attractions that showcase the Spanish culture present here since the late 1400’s.
The mysterious pyramids of Güímar and the rugged cliffs along the shoreline make Tenerife a holiday destination characterised by beauty. Spend a day away from your MSC cruise ship and join us on one of our carefully-planned excursions, all of which offer great deals on local sights.
Your ship will dock in the port of Santa Cruz and from there you can explore the island with us. Tenerife really offers something to suit every taste, from nature-lovers to shopaholics!
Spend the day in Puerto de la Cruz and enjoy a mix of shopping and sightseeing. Take time out in the pretty botanical gardens which thrive in the island’s tropical Mediterranean climate. Epicureans should join us on the ‘Taste of Tenerife’ tour, which offers an introduction to local cheeses and wines. Keen photographers may like the off-road jeep adventure with stunning photo opportunities.
A sure-fire way to guarantee that little ones enjoy their vacation as much as you is to offer them an afternoon at the magnificent Loro Parque, where children of all ages will love the gorillas, tigers and penguins.
Port average temperature
Tenerife is known internationally as the "Island of Eternal Spring" (Isla de la Eterna Primavera). The island, being on a latitude of the Sahara Desert, enjoys a warm climate year-round with an average of 20° - 22°C in the winter and 26° - 28°C in the summer and high sunshine totals.