Destination Area: Mediterranean Sea
Length: 12 NIGHTS
Vessel: Sea Cloud II


Departs:

Barcelona, Spain on May 26, 2017

Returns:

Bilbao, Spain on June 7, 2017


Fare begins at $6,385. (if booked before 11/30/16) per passenger, double occupancy. Fare includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and on-board lectures. Shore excursions may be included in the fare.

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SEEING THE DIVERSITY OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA- A JOURNEY FILLED WITH VARIETY AND A FINE BALANCE OF CULTURE AND ENJOYMENT- 8 PORT VISITS: 12 Night Voyage From Barcelona to Balboa, Spain

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  • Stroll around Barcelona's beautiful elegant squares and boulevards or look for medieval romance in the Gothic quarter
  • Visit the Picasso Museum in Malaga in a 16th century Renaissance palace
  • Stroll around the historic "old city"
  • Enjoy the old city of Cadiz (3000 years old) and enjoy seeing Moorish splendor and rule and the age of discovery in its architecture
  • A joy of life exudes in Fado music/ winding lanes in the old city of Lisbon/ magnificent churches and austere monasteries
  • Walk up the terraced slopes overlooking the Douro in Leixoes
  • The Ribeira old town is worth a visit
  • Discover the rich array of flora and fauna/ beautiful footpaths along impressive cliffs through dune landscapes and small forests in Islas Cies
  • Visit Bilboa's Guggenheim Museum with its unique design by famous architect Frank Gehry

Sailing around the Iberian Peninsula- breathtaking nature and modern architecture.

Barcelona, Spain
Capital of proud Catalonia, Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city like no other. Old and new combine in Barcelona; narrow Gothic Quarter alleyways contrast with grand boulevards. Everywhere, the city celebrates the work of Gaudi, its surreal moderniste hometown architect. The city also boasts an incredible collection of Picasso’s work. Stroll down Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s wide tree-lined boulevard and enjoy the street carnival. Enjoy delectable tapas in the many restaurants and bars.

Ibiza City, Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza Town, the largest city on the island for those who really want to know and partake in some of the Worlds best – hotels, clubs, restaurants. You won’t be alone as it’s also a hotspot for international celebrities. Beaches are just a ten minute stroll away! – Ibiza Town isn’t short on offerings, by day or night. Taking the best of the Mediterranean and mixing it effortlessly with chic, chilled and super club, for many it is the place to know.

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Malaga, Spain
Malaga is the major coastal city of Andalucia and is a genuine and typical Andaluz city with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time. The Moors occupied the city until the mid-15th century, after which it grew to become one of the foremost merchant centers in the entire Iberian Peninsula. This illustrious past has left its imprint on the historic center, particularly around La Alcazaba, a fortress which dates back to 1065 and is now a fascinating archaeological museum. Also worth a visit is the nearby castle which was rebuilt by the Moors and is today a traditional parador (state hotel) with superb panoramic views.

During the nineteenth century, Malaga was a popular winter resort for the wealthy famed for its elegance and sophistication. The impressive park on Calle Alameda dates back to this era and is recognized as being one of the most celebrated botanical collections in Europe. Pablo Picasso is the city’s famous son, and there are several galleries showing his work, including the 16th century Museum of Fine Arts, adjacent to the Cathedral. His birthplace in Plaza Merced is today an archive of his life and works and open to the public - free of charge. Málaga's main theater is the Theatro Cervantes, where Antonio Banderas still visits.

As well as being a cultural center, Malaga is also a great place to eat out. The Malagueños love their food and the bars and restaurants here are where the real social life takes place. The choice is unlimited and, on the whole, reasonable, with some bars offering a menu of the day with bread and wine for as little as 700 pesetas. Tapas, small portions of many different dishes is an Andalusian tradition and a wonderfully inexpensive way to try a variety of local food. The best known local fare in Malaga is pescaito frito, an assortment of fried fish, including small sardines and red mullet, best washed down with a glass of ice cold fino at one of the many old fashioned bodegas in town. But it is El Palo, to the east of the city which is a typical fisherman’s village and the place to go if you want that veritable ‘catch of the day’ freshness. Try a tapas and a glass of Malaga wine at Malaga's oldest tapas bar called 'Antigua Casa de la Guardia'. Keep to the north side of the Alameda and find no. 16. Malaga is always closed for the siesta period, so this is a perfect time for a long relaxing lunch.

These days, Malaga prides itself on being a modern city with the heart of commerce dominated by Calle Larios which is the local Bond Street equivalent. This is the recommended place to start exploring the city as it is surrounded by attractive small streets and plazas, as well as the magnificent Renaissance cathedral which offers daily guided tours. Garden lovers won't be disappointed in Malaga either. In the center of the city is the beautiful Alameda Gardens, and just outside on the way to Antequera one finds the extensive Jardines de la Concepcion. Málaga airport is one of the major airports in Spain due to the number of tourist arrivals on charter flights from Northern Europe using Malaga airport as a gateway to the Costa del Sol.


Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz, called "the cup of silver," takes its name from the silvery harbor and sparkling atmosphere. It is almost African in appearance - its streets are lined with plam trees, its churches topped with domed cuppolas, and its white houses shaded by orange trees.

Cádiz is the most southern province of the Iberian Peninsula. It is extremely rich in natural beauty and some of the most important Natural Parks of Spain and Europe are found here: Sierra de Grazalema and los Alcoronocales. Both are rich in flora and fauna, including species under threat of extinction. Many birds find here their resting and feeding place just after or before making the jump from or to Africa.

Take a tour to Seville, the irresistible capital and cultural center of Andalusia with its colorful and festive lifestyle.


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Lisbon, Portugal
The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. Spreading out along the right bank of the Taugus, its downtown, the Baixa, is located in the 18th century area around Rossio. The Alfama, one of the oldest quarters in Lisbon, still retains much of its original layout since it largely survived the earthquake of 1755.

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Leixoes, Portugal
Located near the Douro River mouth, Leixoes is one of Portugal's major seaports. It is Portugal's gateway to the world both for commercial and recreational purposes. The Port of Leixoes is able to receive cruise ships up to 930 feet in length.

Leixoes, Portugal
Located near the Douro River mouth, Leixoes is one of Portugal's major seaports. It is Portugal's gateway to the world both for commercial and recreational purposes. The Port of Leixoes is able to receive cruise ships up to 930 feet in length.

Islas Cies, Spain
An archipelago in the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, the Islas Cies were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980.

The Rodas Beach was declared by The Guardian newspaper the top beach in the world. There is a camping area but permissions have to be reserved at the Vigo port. A supermarket, a visitor center and a restaurant cater to the visitors. There are no waste bins in the islands, however, so visitors are required to take their litter back to the mainland.


La Coruna, Spain
La Coruña is a busy port on the Atlantic Ocean and provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. The heavy industry of the province is based on the shipyards and metal works of the neighboring city of Ferrol though there is an oil refinery in La Coruña itself, and spread though out the rest of the province there are glass and ceramic plants. The Province is also a center for ocean-going fishing (in "La Costa da Morte" and "Ferrolterra").

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Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao is a major seaport of Spain, with a climate ranging from 9-21 degrees Celsius. The city has recently undergone major urban renewal, in order to move away from the region’s industrial history and instead focus on tourism and services.

As well as the famous Guggenheim Museum, the city acts as home for the Fine Arts Museum recognised as one of Spain’s finest art museums and recently refurbished and the Maritime Museum on the Nervión’s banks. In addition, eight new hotels have recently opened their doors.


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