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.
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.
Nestled between Spain and Morocco, this small piece of Britain offers a warmer climate and Europe’s only wild apes. Visitors of all ages will love watching these primates at play, as well as hiking the trails through the Upper Rock Nature Reserve where you’ll find Saint Michael’s Cave. Finally, don’t forget to leave time to enjoy your favourite British classics at the numerous pubs, or try traditional Spanish tapas.
The natural harbour of Cartagena has been used for thousands of years. Archaeologists have been excavating this fascinating city over time, uncovering unique history that you can discover here, from the Roman Theatre to the Palacio Consistoria. Whether you’re here to learn about Cartagena’s heritage or simply looking to explore the picturesque streets and enjoy the traditional cuisine, you’ll find something to interest all ages.
Mediterranean Sea - Cruising
You will be at sea on day 5 while travelling from Cartagena, Spain to Palma, Majorca.
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.
Barcelona - Overnight onboard
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.
Mediterranean Sea - Cruising
You will be at sea on day 10 while travelling from Barcelona - Overnight onboard to Ajaccio, Corsica.
As the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio and its museums and monuments is a must visit for history enthusiasts. During the day you’ll find beachgoers enjoying the sun and sea and locals relaxing in one of the many café’s while, after dark, the city is alive with thriving nightlife. Whether you’re here to relax or play, Ajaccio’s historic, pastel-coloured lanes and buildings will provide the perfect setting to a cruise holiday.
Synonymous with high society and luxury, the tiny Principality of Monaco and its capital of Monte Carlo is the top destination in Europe when it comes to seeing how the other half live. Ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century, Monte Carlo has impressive yachts in the harbour, world-famous casinos, stunning beaches, unique royal palaces and, of course, the most sought-after date in the Grand Prix calendar.
Florence & Pisa (Livorno)
Made famous by its sloping bell tower, Pisa was once a simple but noteworthy port town. Over the years Pisa had some involvement in Italy’s military conflicts, and has seen success in matters of trade. Today most visitors come to see the fascinating Leaning Tower; a construction dating back to the 12th century that has been repeatedly repaired and stabilised over the years. As well as this is the neighbouring cathedral and baptistery, and the pretty Square of Miracles which houses them all. Pisa has a brilliant culinary scene, with many inexpensive restaurants serving amazing antipasti, pizzas, pastas, and other hearty Italian dishes.
One of the most famous cities in the world, Rome has been an epicentre of politics, art, architecture, and food for thousands of years. It is home to some of the most well-known historic sites such as the Colosseum, the pantheon, and Vatican City. It’s easy to spend a day in a hundred different ways in Rome, whether you’re looking to sip on incredible wine and people-watch, indulge in decadent pasta, pizza, risotto, and gelato, or if you’re eager to wander around the streets soaking in all the history you can. Rome is one capital city which will always leave you wanting more.
Crystal Cruises Covid-19 safety measures
Before being allowed onboard guests must have completed a Declaration of Safety, to declare that they are fit to travel, and have their temperature taken. Luggage will be disinfected before being loaded.
Once onboard, changes will include a reduced ship capacity and reduced capacity within public areas to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. Temperature checks will take place before entering public areas and dining will become contactless.
In addition to their already rigorous cleaning procedures, Crystal will increase the frequency with which they clean suites and staterooms, public areas and high touch points such as buttons and handrails. To encourage handwashing, sanitiser stations will be conveniently placed across the ships.
Before boarding, crew must provide a negative COVID-19 test both at home and at embarkation. They will then be required to undergo frequent testing, temperature checks and health screenings. Where needed, crew will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment.
Crystal Cruises provides state-of-the-art medical facilities onboard each ship, with equipment including medication, ventilators and virus testing, as well as a 24/7 team of nurses and doctors. Should the need arise, there are also isolation wards on each ship.
To keep guests safe when heading ashore, Crystal Cruises will only visit ports of call that are safe to enter, and guests will have to participate in Crystal-led shore excursions. The group sizes on these activities will be reduced to facilitate social distancing and guests will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment.
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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.
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