Cruise boost for Canaries
By Steve Binge

Cruise boost for Canaries

The Canary Islands property sector could be in line for a major boost with news that a luxury cruise liner is to make regular tours there.

Royal Caribbean International's Independence of the Seas will be making trips all year around the archipelago, as well as various Mediterranean destinations, it has been revealed.

This service will start from 2010, with the ship being able to hold over 4,000 passengers.

Canary Islands property investment may be helped by the extra tourism, as may also be the case for Spanish Mediterranean destinations.

In related news, Gran Canaria has been recommended this week for its scenery in a report by the Daily Mirror.

This stated that the island's interior has some "wild" scenery, with a variety of ecosystems, including the mountains that made up the last stronghold for the Guanches, the native people who occupied the islands prior to the arrival of the Spanish.

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