This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin-star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping, enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
Things to do in Barcelona:
Visiting Las Ramblas is an absolute must when in Barcelona. Visitors can experience the weird and the wonderful, from the Museu de l’Erotica to the Miró Mural, in between trying a range of authentic tapas bars and cafes before a much needed siesta.
Although the Sagrada Familia is not technically complete, it’s still an impressive sight to behold. Designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, this spectacular Basilica hosts many masses, events and a place to simply marvel at in wonder.
Barcelona City History Museum
Home of the cultural heritage of Barcelona, the Barcelona City History Museum manages several sites of interest including archaeological sites and historic houses. Visitors will discover the Roman colony, prehistoric Spain, Barcelona’s Jewish community and more.
Comprising of vibrant gardens and beautiful architecture, Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and officially opened in 1926. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding showcase of Gaudí’s genius design, Park Güell makes a wonderful place to go for a walk.
Another one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is a truly eye-catching building to explore. Visitors are able to explore this fantastic showcase of the designer’s work, and even enjoy live music and other events on the roof terrace.
This modernist building was the last residence to be designed by Antoni Gaudí and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the building with an audio guide, and even enjoy rooftop shows on a romantic evening.
One of Barcelona’s oldest beaches, Sant Sebastià Beach features everything you need for a fantastic day in the sun. With indoor and outdoor pools, changing rooms and amenities for lounging, visitors can go for a dip, enjoy an ice cream and find dinner all in one area.
Camp Nou Stadium
With capacity for over 99,000 people, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and cathedral to the Catalans’ second religion- the beautiful game! Visitors can catch an exciting game of football here or take a guided or un-guided tour of the grounds.
DAY 509 Jun 2024
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 5 PM
As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Malaga is a vibrant gem on the Costa del Sol, teeming with history, culture and friendly locals. Lovers of art will love the destination that brought the world Picasso, thanks to its many new art galleries and creative districts. For those looking to let their hair down, the numerous authentic Spanish bars will keep you going until dawn, while foodies will enjoy both formal dining and street eateries.
Things to do in Malaga:
Castilo de Gibralfaro
With gorgeous views overlooking the city, Castillo de Gibralfaro was built in the 8th century as a lighthouse and military barracks. Its imposing walkways provide a scenic walk, while the museum nearby offers great insight into the history of the castle.
Catedral de la Encarnacion de Malaga
This iconic landmark was first built in the historic city centre in 1530, with work finishing in the 17th century. With a Gothic Renaissance style, it boasts a tower standing at 84 metres tall, providing breath-taking photo opportunities.
One of Malaga’s stunning historical monuments, La Alcazaba – meaning citadel – was built between 1057 and 1063. It has since been restored and features Roman walls and a dungeon, as well as stunning views of the harbour and old town.
As Malaga’s oldest historical monument, El teatro Romano was discovered in 1951 and has since uncovered much of Andalusia’s rich history. Visitors can marvel at the fascinating features of the theatre, such as the orchestra area, while more is still being uncovered.
DAY 610 Jun 2024
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 4 PM
Combining historic tradition with a modern, lively buzz, Seville is where you’ll find Gothic and Baroque architecture as well as trendy tapas bars along medieval streets. Bringing your camera here is a must to capture the breath-taking buildings as well as the views from the top of La Giralda bell tower. There’s something for visitors of all ages in Seville, whether you’re looking to party until dawn or discover the rich history of this beautiful city.
Things to do in Seville:
With three floors of both permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Archaeological Museum of Seville is teeming with rich history. The main collections include artefacts from the Late Bronze Era as well as statues from the times of Hadrian.
Recognised as a UNSECO World Heritage Site, this beautiful bell tower of Seville Cathedral is open for visitors to make their way to the top for stunning views over the city. Admire the exquisite architecture on your way up, as well as the 24 bells.
Maria Luisa Park
Parque Maria Luisa is the perfect place to relax in the sun by the river where you’ll find exotic trees, historic buildings, pretty fountains and plenty of space for kids to play. Couples will love a carriage or boat ride, and families can rent bikes.
Plaza de Espana
Built in 1928, Plaza de España is home to Seville’s most impressive Renaissance-style structure. The intricate architecture of both the building and the surrounding décor is a photographer’s dream, and certainly worth taking a romantic horse-and-carriage ride around.
One of the oldest palaces still in use in the world, the Real Alcázar boasts architecture and history from a wide range of cultures that have passed through the city over time. Marvel at the intricate artistic tiling work inside, as well as the lush gardens and fountains.
DAY 711 Jun 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 5 PM
The largest and capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is an idyllic cruise holiday destination, offering attractions to suit all interests. From ancient forts to artistic neighbourhoods and the breath-taking Jerónimos Monastery, this port of call has plenty to explore. Families will love to discover the many species at the Oceanarium, while couples will love an escape to the charming town of Sintra to explore the castle.
Things to do in Lisbon:
One of the oldest and most vibrant districts of Lisbon, Alfama is the place to be for artisan eateries, quirky boutiques and Fado bars. It’s best explored on foot or by the tram to experience as many of the attractions and highlights as possible.
One of the most visited sites in Lisbon, the Jerónimos Monastery was completed in the seventeenth century. In 1983 UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site and it’s certainly a must visit to admire the beautiful architecture both inside and out.
Here visitors will discover over 450 different species of marine life, including sharks, rays, penguins and otters. Cruisers of all ages will love following the route around the central aquarium to learn about the major ecosystems of the ocean.
Torre de Belem
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Torre de Belém was built to protect Lisbon from attackers from the sea. Despite its role, the fort was decorated with lavish carvings and details, which are best viewed from the banks of the Rio Tejo.
Tram 28 is the classic Lisbon mode of transportation – rattling around the narrow streets in a bright yellow tram that dates back to the 1930’s. Hop on and take one of the best tours of Lisbon, passing highlights and attractions along the way.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape, Sintra is a romantic destination to escape to for the day. Featuring enchanting palaces and rolling hills, this town is easily accessible from Lisbon via a regular train service.
St George's Castle
Established in 200 BC, Castelo de Sao Jorge is one of the biggest highlights of Lisbon. Get to know the city’s unique and fascinating history, explore the imposing walls, wander the shady gardens and admire the vast views from the Observation Terrace.
DAY 913 Jun 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 5 PM
Whether you’re looking to top up your tan on the beach with shops and restaurants just a short walk away, or looking to explore fascinating museums and ancient castles, La Coruna offers attractions for everyone. This trendy and modern city features a busy hub in the centre with an abundance of dining and shopping, as well as unique moments such as the Tower of Hercules. From here, enjoy the sweeping views out to sea – and don’t forget your camera!
Things to do in La Coruna:
Though this aquarium may be small, it features numerous rooms dedicated to the marine life in the Atlantic Ocean. Most notable is the Nautilus, a room submerged in the sea for optimal viewing of sharks, rays, octopus and many species of fish.
Dedicated to the science of human beings, Domus boasts more than 150 interactive features to educate and entertain visitors. Discover numerous exhibitions covering genetics, evolution and modern medicine, as well as the Open Laboratory space.
One of the most popular beaches in the city, Riazor beach stretches along the promenade with restaurants, bars and cafés in close proximity. You’ll find both golden sand and rockier areas, as well as calm water and waves perfect for surfing.
Tower of Hercules
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, the Tower of Hercules once served as a lighthouse and landmark for La Coruna harbour. Visitors can explore the basement and venture up 234 steps to the balcony to admire the vast views.
Le Havre (Paris)
DAY 1115 Jun 2024
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 8 PM
This charming port town in Normandy is the gateway to France's chic capital, but is also a destination in its own right. Stick around the coast to explore the Musée des Beaux Arts and the D-Day beaches, or go on an optional shore excursion to Mont St Michel, the medieval town of Rouen, or into Paris.
Things to do in Le Havre (Paris):
St. Joseph’s Church
One of the most beautiful landmarks in Le Havre, St. Joseph’s Church was built 50 years ago and has a unique post-war design, with a 107m high ceiling, and a combination of concrete and stained glass. Situated in the centre of the city, this marvel of architecture is worth a visit when in Le Havre for a stop over.
The 19th-century Hanging Gardens provide an outstanding view of the sea, the Seine estuary, and the rebuilt city. They are housed in an ancient fort. From the top of these gardens, the World Heritage Site of Le Havre comes into view.
If you love history, or the grandeur of French architecture, the Maison de l’Armateur is a must see. Situated within a stately 18th century mansion, it features beautiful and historic artwork, furnishings dating back to the era of Louis XVI and an impressive octagonal atrium.
DAY 1216 Jun 2024
Time at Port: from 5 AM to 5 PM
Having undergone numerous refurbishments, Dover offers much more than just the stunning white cliffs and its fascinating history. As well as the Roman ruins, the excellently preserved Dover Castle and the Roman Painted House featuring impressive murals, visitors will find numerous seafood restaurants and bars along the waterfront to relax in. The town's close proximity to the cruise port makes it an idyllic spot for easy exploration, as well as a relaxing hotel stay before or after your cruise.
Things to do in Dover:
Perhaps the most iconic landmark in the port city of Dover, Dover Castle was built in the 11th century and is Grade I listed. A key defensive castle, it’s operated by English Heritage and offers several events throughout the year, including pirate shows and canon displays.
For incredible views out towards France, head to the White Cliffs of Dover. Reaching 350 feet, this prominent attraction is popular with tourists and locals alike due to the fantastic walking trails. Within easy reach of the castle and port, its striking appearance makes it a must see when stopping off or cruising from Dover.
Alternatively, you can head inland to Connaught Park; a spacious park that has lots of trails, a playground, tennis courts and breathtaking views out towards Dover and the channel. On sunny days, cruise ships can be seen docked at the port.
Hotel stay included
Barcelona Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
We don't know the hotel yet but it will be centrally located, a minimum of 4 stars, selected from our list of preferred hotels & based on a 'room only' board basis. Local government city taxes & local resort fees may be payable.
Customer reviews for Carnival Legend
Based on 6 reviews
Value for money
Excellent customer service from IGLU and a fabulous cruise. The ship was great, staff, food, entertainment all fabulous. The sights of Alaska were breath taking and I highly recommend iglu and carnival.
11 Sep 2019
Ship was ok but on the 6th deck we had noise 24/7 Complained many times but no resolve have cancelled this ship for next year as cabin on the same deck and ship is a bit tired
1 Oct 2018
Returned 13 Sept 2013 from Norway and Northern Europe trip. First morning out, the sea was rough and while I was in the bathroom the ship lurched and I fell backwards into the shower - back still aching (I noticed that there were no rails in bathroom which might have prevented my fall) so older people beware! Entertainment was v. good but ship rather shabby and very dark. Was mildly shocked when I entered for the first time. The food in Lido not that good and food in dining room mostly lukewarm. It was my first time with Carnival Legend and I shall not be returning!!
27 Sep 2013
We have recently returned from a baltic cruise on the Carnival Legend, sailing between 20/8 and 1/9. Our party ages were 73yrs, 50 yrs, 15 yrs and 12 yrs. We shared an inside cabin which we got for a great price with Iglu Cruise. Having booked it as a special treat for my family, and then read some of the reviews about the ship my heart was in my mouth as we boarded the ship. All I can say is...I had nothing to fear. We had a fabulous holiday and much of that was due to the Carnival team. The ship may not be the biggest, newest or have the best facilities but she has great character. The entertainment, led by John and Calvyn, was brilliant. From the highly professional shows to the off the cuff, low cost game shows and trivia competitions. It really was wall to wall entertainment that kept all of us amused. Lots of variety and lots of opportunity to join in if the mood struck. The ship was generally very clean, gym well equipped with some good quality free classes, and staff friendly and helpful. The shops on board were well stocked with a wide range of goods ranging from very good value to well beyond our means, but thats what shopping is about. The drinks at the bars were well priced with an especially good range of non alcoholic drinks and cocktails offered (for those too young to have alcohol but too old to just drink soda all night). The circle c kids club provided much appreciated activities and fun for our 12 year old who disappeared every evening with her new friends. The food in the truffles restaurant was very good and varied. Especially the hot chocolate melting cake! The steakhouse (extra cost) was phenominal and worth every penny. A visit here is a must. Unfortunately the food and service in the buffet restaurant ( the unicorn) was disappointing, with queues, slow replenishment of foods, and Luke warm food. The breakfast was particularly poor. If this was sorted out the Legend would feature much higher up the ratings list. This apart, and all things considered, we would rate this ship as 7/10. And would we travel with them again? Definitely.
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