7-Night Malaga to Barcelona 4.30.23
MALAGA TO BARCELONA 4.30.23
DIVE INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN
Delve deep into Spanish culture as you enjoy an all Spain cruise, including late departures from the iconic cities of Valencia, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. In Cartagena, a city inhabited for more than two millennia, search for secret tunnels that once housed World War II submarines. Get up close and personal in Mahón as your ship Captain navigates the island’s fjords and with opportunities to go market shopping on shore with the onboard chef.
7-Night Malaga to Barcelona 4.30.23
Apr 30, 2023 / 7 nights
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Apr 30 Malaga (Granada), Spain Depart: 6:00PM
Malaga (Granada), Spain
The Spanish city of Málaga along the Mediterranean’s Costa del Sol combines the simple, cosmopolitan feel with the quiet sleepiness of local fishing villages. A dive into the past starts with the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, its ancient stones creating the path that leads to Alcazaba Castle. When the sun goes down, the party starts at Plaza de la Constitucion. Energy thrums through the city streets as the residents come out for the night. Make your way to Granada to visit the famous Alhambra Palace, an outstanding example of Moorish architecture that attracts travelers from all around the world.
May 01 Melilla, Spain Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
Melilla, Spain is located in the northwest of the African continent, on the shores of the Alboran Sea. The city is anchored by the imposing fortress, Melilla la Vieja. Today the fortress contains many of Melilla’s most important historical sites, among them an archaeological museum, a military museum, the Church of the Conception, and a series of caves and tunnels in use since Phoenician times. Once you get your cultural fill, head to Ensenada de los Galápagos, a small, but fabulous beach on the Mediterranean coast. Or, if you prefer a cultural immersion, Parque Hernández is a beautiful space for a respite. Delight on a paseo (stroll) on the central boulevard.
May 02 Cartagena, Spain Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 8:00PM
Along the south of Spain on the Mediterranean coast sits Cartagena, founded in 227 BCE and inhabited for more than two millennia. From the 2,000-year-old Roman theater to the ARQUA Marine Archaeology Museum, it’s a place rife with stories for the curious mind to dive into. Driving down dirt roads about 30 minutes outside of Cartagena, you find yourself at the tip of Cape Tiñoso, where the impressive Batería de Castillitos resides. Bring yourself back to the present with shopping, bars, cafes and restaurants on Calle Mayor. While Cartagena only has one beach, Cala Cortina, it’s an oasis jewel located within a tiny cove.
May 03 Valencia, Spain Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 11:00PM
An exploration of Spain’s third-largest city, Valencia, will leave you in wide-eyed wonder. Its architecture, culture, and flavors amid sun and blue skies provides pure energy and anticipation. Valencia holds the same charms of historical structures as more frequently visited cities in Spain, but with fewer crowds. Over in the City of Arts and Sciences, an expanse of 350,000 square meters of the old Turia riverbed, many institutions – like the Oceanográfic Valencia, Europe’s largest aquarium – invite you to come and play.
May 04 Ibiza Town (Balearics), Spain Arrive: 9:00AM Depart: 11:59PM
Ibiza Town (Balearics), Spain
Dalt Vila, also known as Ibiza Town, is one of the Balearic’s most picturesque cities and a fabulous place to wander around. It’s home to an old port and historic city ramparts and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island of Ibiza has some of the most beautiful and well-known beaches in the Mediterranean, including Ses Figueretes and Playa D’en Bossa. Wherever you choose to swim or sunbathe, you will find inviting clear blue waters and golden sands lined with beach bars. For a more relaxing excursion, head toward S’Espalmador, a small, uninhabited island between Ibiza and Formentera.
May 05 Palma de Mallorca, Balearics, Spain Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 10:00PM
Palma de Mallorca, Balearics, Spain
You know you have arrived in Palma de Mallorca, a major city of the Balearics of Spain, when you are met with majestic limestone cliffs plunging into glimmering blue water. On shore, its rich history is evident in its wonderful buildings, castles, and cathedrals. Take in the landmark Gothic cathedral, La Seu, with its enormous rose window and its wrought-iron canopy over the main altar designed by famed Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. Go for a run or bike ride along the seaside promenade that connects Palma de Mallorca to the neighboring villages of Portitxol and Es Molinar. Beyond the city, explore the lush Sierra de Tramuntana Valley, the island’s major mountain range and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
May 06 Mahon,Menorca,Balearics, Spain Arrive: 9:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
The capital of the Spanish island of Menorca, Mahón (or Maó), is well-known for its British-style Georgian houses and its sheltered natural harbor. The best way to appreciate the land’s beauty is by navigating it on a small vessel. When visiting Mahón, considered the birthplace of salsa mahonesa (better known as mayonnaise), you must sample the local fare. From fresh seafood to refreshing gin to delectable cheeses, it’s a foodie’s paradise. Support local artisans by shopping for the island’s famous Menorquinas or Avarcas, a specialty shoe once favored among the peasants for keeping their feet cool now turned into a fashion statement.
May 07 Barcelona, Spain Arrive: 8:00AM
The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona, lives up to its reputation as a center of grand architecture and inspiring art. Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell displays architecture as art, making for a whimsical and colorful stroll through Barcelona. Stretching from La Rambla to Via Laietana you will find the Gothic Quarter, the city’s historic center with intricate medieval buildings and streets turned into modern bars, clubs, and restaurants. A short way up La Rambla you’ll come across La Boqueria, one of Europe’s largest and most famous food markets, filled with fruits, pastries, and many tasty samples of local fare.
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