A volcanic moonscape
Whilst the island receives the majority of its visitors by plane, cruises to Lanzarote are becoming increasingly popular, especially during the winter months. Cruise ships dock at Porto Marmoles – which is located around two miles outside of the capital city of Arrecife. Cruises to Lanzarote often arrive at the island on a thursday and most liners are here as part of a broader cruise of the Canary Islands. Many liners offer organised guided tours, but it is also possible to disembark and do your own thing, at your own leisurely pace should you prefer your independence while on your cruise to Lanzarote.