Embark in Nice, FranceThe “Queen of the Côte d’Azur” and the second-largest city in France, Nice offers beautiful views of hilltop villages, Art Deco façades, and a stunning coastline along the blue-green Mediterranean Sea. You’ll embark Tere Moana here and enjoy time to settle into your stateroom before the ship sets sail this evening for your Mediterranean tour.
Monte Carlo, MonacoRuled by the Grimaldi family since 1297, with only brief interruptions, the Principality of Monaco is the world’s second-smallest country (after the Vatican). Sandwiched between mountains and the sea, Monte Carlo is a district of the country and home of the famous Grand Casino. Monte Carlo’s steep and winding streets have been featured in numerous films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” starring Grace Kelly, who would become Princess Grace of Monaco upon her marriage to Rainier III in 1956. Besides the casino, attractions of this glamorous district include numerous museums, churches, monuments, and gardens. Tere Moana stays here late, allowing you to experience Monte Carlo at its liveliest: after dark.
St Tropez, FranceThis historic town on the French Riviera has long been an inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers and is renowned for its nude beaches. Gourmet dining and a lively nightlife are also features of this glamorous resort, and Tere Moana remains here until midnight, so that you have a chance to experience it.
Sete, FranceEnjoy Sète, a beautiful fishing village, whose port is lined with colorful buildings. While here, you might want to sample the fabulous fresh seafood for which the town is famous.
Palamos, SpainSet north of Barcelona on the Costa Brava (literally, “Wild Coast”), Palamós was established in the 13th century as a fishing village. Today, it is a resort town revered for its fine-sand beaches lined with restaurants and promenades, clear-water coves ideal for diving, and medieval Old Town. In the historic center of town, visit the Santa María del Mar church and the fishing port, where you’ll also find the Fish Market and Fishing Museum. And enjoy views over the bay from the Plaza Murada and the Plaza de El Pedró.
Mahon, Menorca, SpainMenorca, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is the northernmost and second-largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous region of Spain. It is also considered the most tranquil of the island chain, with beautiful beaches and coves. The capital of Menorca, Mahón is located at the eastern end of the island and boasts the second-deepest natural harbor in the world. Admire the city’s mix of old and new architecture and perhaps delve into its storied past at the Museu de Menorca, with its displays of fine arts and archaeological artifacts. See how gin is produced at the 18th-century Xoriguer Gin Distillery. Or simply people watch at the Plaça de s’Esplanada, in the heart of the city, with its cafés, fountains, and bowling alley.
Palma de Mallorca, SpainToday features a call on the capital of Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Built atop the Roman city of Palmaria, whose ruins continue to be unearthed, Palma de Mallorca offers a multicultural history that has resulted in a mix of architectural styles. The highlight is the city’s Gothic cathedral—one of the finest in Spain—built on the site where a Roman temple and then a mosque once stood. The Arab quarter—a warren of narrow alleyways housing museums, palaces, and courtyards—rewards exploration. Yet, Palma de Mallorca also has a sophisticated side and offers the island’s best shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
Disembark in Barcelona, SpainThe capital of Catalonia, one of Spain’s 17 Autonomous Communities, and the second-largest city in Spain (after Madrid), lively Barcelona boasts a multicultural ambiance and a Mediterranean climate and lifestyle. You’ll disembark Tere Moana here after breakfast this morning.