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Discover the Canary Islands, a tropical paradise for sun-seekers and nature-lovers, and the azure waters of the Mediterranean on this 15-day cruise onboard Seabourn Quest. In Lisbon, you can learn how the Portuguese explorers gained their fortune through their global seafaring and trade endeavors. Walk along some of the world's finest beaches in Agadir. Next, visit the Canary Islands, where nature is a major attraction and even the most developed places are untouched. Explore the pine trees and mountains of Spain's Tenerife island. Morocco's metropolis is a marvel to explore.
Wander through the vibrant streets of BarcelonaGet to know vibrant BarcelonaEscape the city for the nearby beaches
Highlights
  • Visit Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the Malaguena form of flamenco
  • Learn about Moroccan culture by visiting the Medina, the charming old Moorish district
  • Tour Las Palmas' La Vegueta district, a¬†UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover Agadir, a renowned Atlantic resort town with an exceptional beach
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Day 1: Lisbon, Portugal |Embark

The great period of "the Discoveries" accounted for phenomenal wealth brought back from India, Africa and Brazil by the great Portuguese navigators. Gold, jewels, ivory, porcelain and spices helped finance grand new buildings and impressive monuments in Lisbon, the country's capital city. As you sail up the Tagus River, be on deck to admire Lisbon's panorama and see some of the great monuments lining the river. Lisbon is one of Europe's smallest capital cities but considered by many visitors to be one of the most likeable. Spread over a string of seven hills, the city offers a variety of faces, including a refreshing no-frills simplicity reflected in the people as they go unhurriedly through their day enjoying a hearty and delicious cuisine accompanied by the country's excellent wines.

Day 2: Days At Sea

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Day 3: Agadir, Morocco

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In a sense, Agadir is an ancient city whose history dates back to 1960. The riddle is solved when you realize that a devastating earthquake reduced much of the town to rubble in just 15 seconds, killing some 12,000 residents in the process. Survivors and foreign investors soon rebuilt around the port, leaving the old site as a memorial to the dead. Today, Agadir is a thriving resort area on the Atlantic, with an excellent beach and numerous luxury hotels catering to vacationing Europeans. Although seismologists agree that there is little likelihood of another earthquake of such devastating proportions, everything was rebuilt to the most stringent specifications of the time.

Day 4: Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

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Lanzarote is the northernmost of the Canary Islands, often known as "volcano island." Its capital is Arrecife, a quiet town of about 30,000 inhabitants. Present day Lanzarote consists of two quite distinct massifs: Famara in the north, and Los Ajaches in the south, where centuries of erosion have sculpted abrupt cliffs and deep ravines, contrasting sharply with the smoothly rounded hills of the island's central region.

Day 5: Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Canary Islands, Spain

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Tenerife is the largest of the seven main islands, which comprise the Canaries. Beyond its quaint whitewashed villages, the Canary Islands' eternal spring keeps flowers, fruits and vegetables growing year-round. From Tenerife, you can travel up through pine forests to Mt. Teide, Spain's highest peak.The Iglesia del Salvador’s Islamic Mudéjar ceiling is one of the best in the islands, and La Palma’s odd, erosion caldera called La Cumbrecita is a UNESCO Biosphere Site.

Day 6: Puerto De La Estaca, El Hierro, Canarias, Spain

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The smallest and westernmost of the Canary Islands, Hierro is a rugged, windswept place believed in Columbus’s day to be the very western edge of the world. Its picturesque, whitewashed capital, Valverde, is unusually located high in the mountains some distance from the sea, and home to just 2,000 souls. The volcanic island was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2000, and photographers delight in dramatic sights like the Faro de Orchilla lighthouse, the great natural stone arch of the Roque de la Bonanza and the bizarre, wind-twisted juniper trees set against stony slopes. The Canarian artist Cesar Manrique created a spectacular viewpoint and restaurant overlooking the dramatic El Golfo valley atop kilometer-high cliffs.

Day 7-8: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

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Las Palmas is a large Spanish city, which just happens to be on the island of Gran Canaria. That fact adds the exotic, slightly African and international flavor to the place. It played an important part in the early exploration and exploitation of Africa and the New World, some of which is recounted in the Casa de Colon Museum. Columbus may have slept there, but it was never his house. It was actually the mansion of early governors. Other museums of note are the Museo Canaria with a number of Cro Magnon skulls, and the fascinating Elder Museum of Science and Technology. For shopping, strolling and general local interest, head to La Vegueta, the oldest quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the adjacent Triana high street shopping district. Most visitors are here for the beaches, and the municipal Playa de Las Canteras is a long, clean and safe option if that is your intention. The Canaria in the name of the islands refers to the indigenous Presa Canaria breed of dogs, which are large, strong and made quite an impression on the earliest Spanish visitors.

Day 9: Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain

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Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands, and the closest to Africa. UNESCO has declared the island a Biosphere Reserve for its unique blend of desert and semi-desert ecosystems and for its enlightened approach to sustainable tourism. The most imposing feature of the island is its beaches, the huge expanse of dunes at Corralejos renders beach lovers speechless. The old capital of Betancuria offers timeless glimpses of the island’s bucolic past, as does the Fishing Museum and lighthouses at El Cotillo. Windmills dot the orange-tinted hills inland where charming hamlets like Lajares still maintain a slower pace of life. 

Day 10: Days At Sea

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Day 11: Casablanca, Morocco

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Casablanca, located on the Atlantic coast, is with 4 million inhabitants Morocco's largest city, and at the same time the largest port in Africa. Built on the site of ancient Phoenician Anfa, it remained a small fishing village for many centuries until the French arrived in 1912. Since then Casablanca has become a vast modern city, ever on the increase since Morocco's independence from France in 1956. A successful blend of oriental-style, white cubic dwellings with modern Moroccan quarters gives the city an interesting flair. Lovely beaches and attractive hotels make for a popular year-round holiday resort. To help understand Moroccan culture a visit to the Medina, the quaint old Moorish quarter, is a must for all visitors.

Day 12: Tangier, Morocco

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Situated just across the narrow Strait of Gibraltar from Europe, Tangier has long comprised a hybrid culture that is nearly as European as it is African. Standing atop Cap Spartel, one can gaze down on the place where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. The “Hollywood” district where the foreign embassies have traditionally been located reflects the European influence. But ascending the hill above the waterfront, one enters the narrow, winding alleys of the Kasbah, the city’s oldest, most Moroccan section. Down the coast, nearby Tetouan retains a nearly untouched walled medina, with sections originally occupied by Andalusian, Berber and Jewish populations. It is small enough that visitors can explore it without risking becoming lost, making it a perfect choice as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 13: Malaga, Spain

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Often little more than a gateway to the Costa del Sol for sun-seeking vacationers, Malaga is a most interesting city in its own right. First settled by the Phoenicians, Malaga was held by virtually every ruling power in the Mediterranean at one time or another. Two Moorish fortresses, the 11th-century Alcazaba and the 14th-century Castillo de Gibralfaro still stand sentry above the harbor. Malaga was the birthplace of Pablo Picasso as well as the Malaguena style of flamenco. During your time here, you may wish to sample some of the sweet Malaga wine and excellent tapas for which the city is noted.

Day 14: Days At Sea

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Day 15: Barcelona, Spain | Disembark

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Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is said to have been founded by the Phoenicians, and was once the rival of the powerful states of Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean trade. Today, it is Spain's second largest city and has long rivaled, even surpassed Madrid in industry and commerce. The medieval atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter and the elegant boulevards combine to make the city one of Europe's most beautiful. Barcelona's active cultural life and heritage brought forth such greats as the architect Antonio Gaudi, the painter Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso, who spent his formative years here. Other famous native Catalan artists include cellist Pau Casals, surrealist Salvador Dali, and opera singers Montserrat Caballe and Josep Carreras. Barcelona accomplished a long-cherished goal with the opportunity to host the Olympics in 1992. This big event prompted a massive building program and created a focal point of the world's attention.

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Ocean View Suite(OS)
Approximately 295 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space All Ocean View Suites features: A large picture window Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower *Wheelchair-accessible suites are roll-in showers only.
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Ocean View Suite (A)
Approximately 295 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space Guaranteed Suite: For this option, we select the location and specific suite for you, and notify you prior to departure. Guests are guaranteed to be assigned a suite in the category selected or higher. All Ocean View Suites features: A large picture window Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower *Wheelchair-accessible suites are roll-in showers only.
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Ocean View Suite (A1)
Located on Deck 4; Approximately 295 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space All Ocean View Suites features: A large picture window Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
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Veranda Suite (OB)
Located on Deck 4; Approximately 295 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space All Ocean View Suites features: A large picture window Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower All Veranda Suites feature A full-length window Glassdoor to a private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower *Wheelchair-accessible suites are roll-in showers only.
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Veranda Suite (V1)
Located on Deck 5 and 6; Approximately 300 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 square feet (6 square meters) All Veranda Suites feature: A full-length window Glassdoor to a private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with shower. *The veranda railings in categories V1 and V2 are part metal and part glass from floor to teak rail.
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Veranda Suite (V2)
Located on Deck 5 and 6; Approximately 300 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 square feet (6 square meters) All Veranda Suites features: A full-length window Glassdoor to a private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with shower. *The veranda railings in categories V1 and V2 are part metal and part glass from floor to teak rail.
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Veranda Suite (V3)
Located on Deck 5 and 6; Approximately 300 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 square feet (6 square meters) All Veranda Suites features: A full-length window Glassdoor to a private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet An interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with shower. *The veranda railings in categories V1 and V2 are part metal and part glass from floor to teak rail.
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Veranda Suite (V4)
Located on Deck 5 and 6; Approximately 300 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 square feet (6 square meters) All Veranda Suites features: A full-length window Glassdoor to a private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with shower. *The veranda railings in categories V1 and V2 are part metal and part glass from floor to teak rail.
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Approximately 436 square feet (41 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 98 square feet (9 square meters) All Penthouse Suite feature Dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glassdoor to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub, shower, and large vanity
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Penthouse Suite (PH)
Approximately 436 square feet (41 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 98 square feet (9 square meters) All Penthouse Suite feature Dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glassdoor to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub, shower, and large vanity
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Penthouse Spa Suite (PS)
Approximately 536 to 539 square feet (50 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 167 to 200 square feet (16 to 19 square meters) All Penthouse Spa Suite features: Dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glassdoor to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub, shower, and large vanity
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Owners Suite (O1)
Approximately 526 & 593 square feet (49 to 55 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 133 & 354 square feet (12 to 33 square meters) Owner's Suites feature Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Owners Suite (O2)
Approximately 526 & 593 square feet (49 to 55 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 133 & 354 square feet (12 to 33 square meters) Owner's Suites feature Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Signature Suite (SS)
Approximately 859 square feet (80 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 493 square feet (46 square meters) Signature Suites feature: Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Wintergarden Suite (WG)
Approximately 914 square feet (85 square meters) of inside space, one veranda of 183 sq. ft. (17 square meters.). Wintergarden Suites feature: Large windows Dining for six Whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Convertible sofa bed for one Pantry with wet bar Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed Two closets Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Grand Wintergarden Suite (GR)
Approximately 1189 square feet (110 square meters) of inside space, plus two verandas totaling 214 square feet (20 square meters) Grand Wintergarden Suites feature Large windows Dining for six Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Two bedrooms Convertible sofa bed for one Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 13 Dinners
  • 14 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Complimentary fine wines at lunch and dinner, and open bars throughout the ship
  • Complimentary marina and water sports equipment including a wide variety of aquatic toys (water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis, snorkeling equipment) based on destination's local rules and regulations and the discretion of the Captain due to weather and sea conditions
  • In-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with your preferences
  • All dining venues are complimentary
  • Personal Suite Host and Suite Attendant 
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