As you make the crossing from Barbados to Portugal, you’ll explore Europe’s best-kept secret, the Azores Islands. Discover rugged coasts, volcanoes, crater lakes and the UNESCO Global Geopark. In Ponta Delgada, immerse yourself in the culture of pineapple cultivation. Learn more about this at Plantacao de Ananas dos Acores and enjoy cocktails and ice cream made with fresh pineapple juice. Traverse the charming architecture of Praia da Vitória, where you’ll also come across a unique beach scene of concrete platforms built into lava rocks along the oceanside at Praia dos Biscoitos. In Lajes do Pico, climb up to Vigia da Queimada, a prime spot for stunning views, and keep your eyes open for a whale fluke breaching the water. Around the shores of Pico Island, you may even see dolphins.