Spain— sun-kissed and ?»?¼?ülled with gastronomical delights is one of Europe’s most popular
destinations. Relax on luxury beach resorts and boutique retreats in the Balearics and Canaries as
you soak in some authentic Andalusian culture!
Run with Bulls in Pamplona
Dance the Flamenco in Seville
Surf in Fuerteventura
Party in Ibiza and Mallorca
Walk Girona’s Walls
Sing along at the Santander Music
Bicycle along El Sardinero
Go to the Carnival of Santa Cruz de
Cross the Puente Nuevo Bridge
Wat bulls ?»?¼?üght in Ronda’s Plaza de Toros
Best Time To Visit
Dock at Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA includes several Roman archaeological sites.
You will be on the water, heading to your next port city. Enjoy your time on your cruise ship today.
Reach Málaga, a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow-sand beaches. Looming over its modern skyline are the city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. See the Renaissance cathedral nicknamed La Manquita ("one-armed lady") and delight in this port city’s luxurious offerings.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom:
Get down at Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory on Spain's south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. First settled by the Moors in the middle Ages and later ruled by Spain, the outpost was ceded to the British in 1713. See the gorgeous layers of fortifications and the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle. Revel in the historical richness Gibraltar offers as you step off your wonderful cruise ship for some sightseeing.
Explore Cartagena, a port city and naval base in the Murcia region of Spain. Founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C., the city boomed during the Roman period. Among its many Roman ruins are a 1st-century B.C. Theater and Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics. See the remains of defensive walls and get lost in the beauty of the mosaics in Cartagena.
Get down to some serious fun in Ibiza, an archipelago of Spain. Its lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni with European nightclubs that have summer outposts is the ideal spot for a wonderful time. It is also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches that you can explore endlessly before you have to get back on your cruise.
You’ll be sailing today so relax on your cruise ship and enjoy the comforts.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy:
End your cruise at Civitavecchia, a town and commune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. A sea port on the Tyrrhenian Sea, across the Mignone River, Civitavecchia is an Italian delight. Grab some gelato and see the town before heading back to your port of origin.
Port covered: Civitavecchia (Rome), La Spezia, Italy, Nice (Villefranche), Barcelona, Spain