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.
Palma De Mallorca
DAY 212 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
On the coast of the largest Balearic island, this sun-soaked seaside city dates back to the 13th-century and is a must visit for any adventurer. A simple stroll will take you on a journey back in time, past breath-taking architecture, medieval history, bustling markets and to an endless array of authentic eateries. With so many hidden gems amongst iconic landmarks, places like Casa Antiguo are the best bet for a true taste of Palma culture.
Things to do in Palma De Mallorca:
Le Seu Cathedral
Found in the heart of Palma, La Seu is a stunning Catalan Gothic style cathedral, with renowned architect Antoni Gaudí contributing to its intricate design. Featuring 61 stained-glass windows, the building flooding with coloured light inside is simply a must.
Castell de Bellver
Built in the 14th century, Bellver Castle is surrounded by lush pine woods and houses an insightful museum of Palma’s municipal history. Visitors will love taking a walk around the moat before admiring the view out over the city and bay from the rooftop.
The quaint, winding cobbled streets of Casco Antiguo are the perfect place to lose yourself in the culture of Palma. Discover gothic bookshops, antique boutiques and must-see tourist sites such as La Seu and Es Baluard Contemporary Art Museum.
Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
Showcasing a wide range of art throughout history, Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art is a must visit to discover the cultural heritage of Mallorca. With works by Picasso, Magritte and more, you’re bound to find your new favourite piece.
DAY 313 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
After diverting its flood-prone river to the outskirts of the city and converting the remaining riverbed into a flourishing park, Valencia has quickly become a tourist hotspot in Spain. Ever the innovative, it combines traditional Spanish charm with futuristic buildings and districts, such as the City of the Arts and Sciences. Whether you’re here to immerse yourself in the culture or for the sun, sand and sea, you’ll love Valencia.
Things to do in Valencia:
The perfect place to take a romantic evening walk or find fantastic hidden gems, Valencia’s Old Town is made up of numerous cultural influences and historic architecture. Here, you’ll find the Central Market, many tapas bars and a number of tourist hotspots.
City of Arts & Sciences
Dedicated to the science and culture of the world, The City of the Arts and Sciences is home to five main attractions: the Hemisfèric, the Umbracle, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Oceanográfico and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.
Rising above the rooftops of the city’s old town is Valencia’s bell tower. Its striking exterior design has become a famous symbol, while the interior can be explored via 207 steps to the top, where you’ll find a gorgeous bird’s eye view of the landscape.
Jardin del Turia
After diverting the river Turia to prevent flooding, Jardín del Turia was created in the riverbed. It has been developed over many years to become one of the largest urban parks in Spain. Here you’ll find Gulliver kids’ park, Exposition Bridge and Zoo Valencia.
La Lonja de la Seda
Built between 1482 and 1548, La Lonja de la Seda is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the Valencia Silk Exchange and is now a stunning landmark to explore, with intricate carvings, sculptures and twisting columns.
As the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 species, the Oceanográfico has no shortage of marine life to discover. With aquariums dedicated to numerous ecosystems as well as a dolphin habitat and an underwater restaurant, the Oceanográfico is a must!
At the heart of Valencia is the cathedral, an iconic landmark showcasing a variety of architectural styles including Baroque, Romanesque and Gothic. Visitors receive an audio guide to discover the history of this stunning cathedral while they explore.
DAY 515 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 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 616 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
Things to do in Seville (Cadiz):
Built between 1722 and 1838, the iconic yellow-domed Cadiz Cathedral is an impressive example of Baroque-neoclassical construction. When taking a look around inside, be sure to check out the wood-carved choir, and listen out for the sound effects in the crypt below.
Castle of Santa Catalina
This free-to-enter monument is a real hidden gem on La Caleta beach. The exterior of this 17th-century fortress is impressive itself, and visitors will find art exhibitions inside as well as craft workshops and concerts.
Filled with swaying palm trees, blooming flora and lush, green fauna, Genovés Park is a brilliant place to escape the faster pace of the city. Boasting plants from all over the world as well as waterfalls and wildlife, people of all ages will love this tranquil garden.
Playa la Caleta
It’s no wonder Playa La Caleta is Cadiz’ most popular beach. Visitors will find everything they need close to the golden sand, including restaurants, bars and flamenco clubs, as well as toilets and showers.
On a small islet at the end of La Caleta beach sits the Castle of San Sebastian. Construction began in 1706 to fortify the bays defence, and in 1985 the structure was declared a cultural landmark. Explore the grounds and discover the long, rich history of this well-preserved fortress.
DAY 717 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Situated in northwestern Morocco, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is Tangier. Built on the slopes of a chalky limestone hill, it offers a wonderful combination of historic attractions and traditional restaurants with a bustling atmosphere. In Tangier, you’ll find the impressive Great Mosque, an ancient old town, and a vibrant casbah that’s now home to Moroccan art.
Things to do in Tangier:
The Medina, Tangier's main draw, is a maze of residential and commercial passageways. The Portuguese defensive walls from the 15th century surround it, yet most of the structures are very modern. Within the Medina, you'll see beautiful and colourful houses, many of which look like something out of a fairytale. Arguably the most picturesque and iconic area within Tangiers, you could spend hours wandering through the different passageways.
Caves of Hercules
Within easy reach of Tangier lies the mystical and historic Caves of Hercules. Overlooking the sea, the caves are steeped in myth and legend; with many tales depicting the caves as a stop off for iconic Roman mythical heroes. The caves are associated with Hercules, as there is a tale about the hero visiting the caves whilst en-route to the Garden of Hesperides.
If you want to feel immersed into the culture and history of Tangier, head to the Kasbah Museum. This centrally located attraction is home to a vast collection of artefacts, antiques and statues which detail the history behind the city.
DAY 919 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Home to the largest fishing fleet in Europe, you’ll find some of the best seafood you’ve ever tasted here in Vigo. With lush mountain landscapes providing the perfect backdrop, this city boasts a combination of ancient architecture, contemporary attractions and beautiful natural spaces to explore. Venture further afield to the Cíes Islands for some of the best white-sand beaches and scenic hiking in Spain.
Things to do in Vigo:
Built in 1665 to protect the city from British attacks, Castro Fortress is now a flourishing tourist attraction with lush gardens to explore and breath-taking views after an active walk to the top. The castle itself is free to explore, making it especially well worth a stop.
Just a short ferry ride from Vigo are the trio of islands boasting some of the best, pristine beaches. Nature lovers will adore the untouched setting where you can hike the popular Monte Faro route, swim in the crystal clear sea, sunbathe and relax in paradise.
Parque del Monte Castro
Close to Castro Fortress is Parque del Monte Castro. While many years ago the area was once filled with soldiers on parade, you’ll now find picturesque gardens and terraces, as well as a children’s playground.
Vigo’s most popular beach for families and kids, Samil is not just a place to sunbathe and swim! With pools, basketball courts, a skating rink, eateries and parks, there is always a buzz around this beach. Close to the centre, it is easily accessible and spacious.
Vigo Art Museum
The building was initially designed as a jail and courthouse, though is now home to numerous exhibition halls, showcasing a variety of mediums from sculpture, architecture, film, design, fashion and more. Visitors are also able to book a stay at the museum itself!
DAY 1020 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Porto sees around 65,000 cruise passengers pass through each year and has flourished with tourist attractions to suit all ages. Whether you’re here to see the Harry Potter film location Livraria Lello, looking to admire the intricate Baroque architecture or just want to try delicious wines and delectable pastries, Porto will keep you busy for a full day of exploring.
Things to do in Porto (Leixoes):
The neoclassical Pálacio da Bolsa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings to explore in Porto. Once a stock exchange, it is now used for major events such as receiving high-profile visitors, as well as hosting tours of the intricately decorated rooms inside.
Church of Sao Francisco
A true goldmine for lovers of Baroque architecture, the Church of São Francisco is easily recognisable in the centre of the city. It’s no wonder the 13th-century monument was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its intricate goldleaf carvings and Gothic interior.
Standing at 249 feet tall, Clérigos Tower is the tallest campanile in Portugal. After climbing 200 steps, you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views across the city and river, as well as a chance to admire the 49 bells on the journey up.
A must visit for fans of the Harry Potter series, Livraria Lello is an enchanting bookshop boasting neo-Gothic architecture. A visit here will provide you with countless photo opportunities (the most popular being the crimson staircase), as well as a fantastic new holiday read!
Luis I Bridge
Constructed by a student of Gustav Eiffel in 1886, the Dom Luís I Bridge is an impressive feat of ironwork engineering. Spanning 564 feet, the double-decker bridge carries both vehicles, the metro and pedestrians who can admire the stunning view.
DAY 1121 Nov 2024
Time at Port: from 7 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.
Customer reviews for Celebrity Equinox
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I must say what a fabulous time we all had on Celebrity Equinox. We are a family of 6 and we took away Peter who celebrated his 65th Birthday on board, when we arrived back to our room there was bottle of wine and a banner that had been placed beautiful what a surprise . We all had such a wonderful, relaxing time and will definatley sail with Equinox again, the staff and crew were so friendly and nothing was to much trouble. My very best to all at Equinox. Thank you Maggie Wilbor
16 Sep 2019
My first cruise with celebrity cruises and boy did they deliver. Cannot sing the praises enough for the celebrity equinox and its crew. The facilities and my stateroom with a balcony was superb. Le petit chief restaurant with its animation was just something we have not stopped talking about. The staff were so warm, welcoming and so friendly. A real credit to celebrity cruises. Listening to sashi sing in the sunset bar was a real joy. So from myself and my wife I would like to thank everyone on board the equinox for making our cruise such a great experience. We are already looking for next year.
28 Jul 2019
Marvellous first cruise. 95% forgot you were on a boat. Staff so friendly and helpful. Fabulous selection of food. Will be saving up for another cruise soon.
10 Apr 2019
Fantastic Ship Fantastic Service Fantastic Holiday ! Well done Sarah at Iglu for recommending this to us !!
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