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Grand Voyage: Lisbon to Rome

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Royal Clipper
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Embark Royal Clipper on this 13-day cruise, voyaging from Lisbon to Rome. The trip starts in the capital of Portugal, since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. Portimão is the largest city in the western Algarve and was traditionally a center for sardine fishing and processing. Visit Tangier which still retains its faded mongrel charm. Ride the Cable Car to the Top of the Rock and view the wonders of Gibraltar. Explore the beauty of Spain from Motril, Malaga, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca to Mahon Menora. Before the end of the cruise, you will be amazed by the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio, Corsica in France which is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff. Lastly, Rome, Italy with its historical places and structures. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lisbon, Portugal | Embark
Day 2 : Portimão, Portugal
Days 3-4 : Tangier, Morocco | Gibraltar, Great Britain
Day 5 : Motril, Spain
Day 6 : Malaga, Spain
Day 7 : At sea
Day 8 : Ibiza, Balearic Islands - Spain
Day 9 : Palma, Mallorca - Balearic Islands - Spain
Day 10 : Mahon, Menora - Balearic Islands - Spain
Day 11 : At sea
Day 12 : Bonifacio, Corsica - France
Day 13 : Civitavecchia (port for Rome), Italy | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Algarve to experience its rich and extensive history
  • Ride the Cable Car to the Top of the Rock and view the wonders of Gibraltar
  • Watch the dolphins leaping in the sparkling waters of Gibraltar Bay
  • Tour St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps and the Colosseum

Ship

Royal Clipper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

View on Tiber and St Peter Basilica in Vatican Colosseum in Rome, Italy Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal Locals walking around a city in Morocco. The towering cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

Day 1 Lisbon, Portugal | Embark

The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. Spreading out along the right bank of the Tagus, its downtown, the Baixa, is located in the 18th-century area around Rossio. The Alfama, one of the oldest quarters in Lisboa, still retains much of its original layout since it largely survived the earthquake of 1755.

Day 2 Portimão, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Portimão is the largest city in the western Algarve, and was traditionally a center for sardine fishing and processing. It makes a great base from which to explore the entire western Algarve. Two of the more popular trips are Lagos and Silves. Lagos was the center for Portugal’s 14th century age of exploration and Silves served as the Algarve region's ancient capital and so the tourist attractions here reflect its rich and extensive history.

Day 3-4 Tangier, Morocco | Gibraltar, Great Britain

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Tangier was the real model for the famous American film «Casablanca» with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It still retains its faded mongrel charm - not entirely Moroccan, European or African but a heady mix of all three.

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. The Cable Car is one of the ways to the Top of the Rock and a must-see attraction for all visitors to Gibraltar. The view is spectacular and possible to watch the islands famous apes. A lesser-known wildlife attraction are the dolphins leaping in the sparkling waters of Gibraltar Bay. Whole families of dolphins visit the bay and the chances of seeing them are good."

Day 5 Motril, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The town of Motril is located in the Spanish region of Andalucia on the Costa Tropical. Nestling at the foothills of the Sierra Lujar mountains, the town's coastal strip includes two main beaches - the busy Playa Poniente, and the quieter Playa Granada.

Day 6 Malaga, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Malaga's fortress palace of the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro are splendid examples of Moorish architecture. But it is in Granada that can see the most romantic and magnificent expression of the Arabesque style in the glorious Alhambra Palace.

Day 7 At sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry the ship from one gorgeous destination to the next. During the time on board, choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalizing spa, and a peaceful library.

Day 8 Ibiza, Balearic Islands - Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ibiza is a place where people hang out because, except for the medieval walls, could almost think it was the Med's version of Key West. But away from the hustle of town, some lovely beaches await.

Day 9 Palma, Mallorca - Balearic Islands - Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Towering over the harbor, Palma's enormous Gothic cathedral is a powerful symbol of the religious fervor which gripped all of Spain shortly after the defeat of the Moors. Built by Jaumé I, its vast open nave and soaring Gothic columns have been added to over the centuries. Behind the Cathedral, a maze of twisting streets leads to designer boutiques and open-air markets.

Day 10 Mahon, Menora - Balearic Islands - Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gracious Georgian buildings that climb the steep hills backing the Moll Ponent. Mahon's heritage also includes the invention of mayonnaise and the first distillation of gin from juniper berries.

Day 11 At sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry the ship from one gorgeous destination to the next. During the time on board, choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalizing spa, and a peaceful library.

Day 12 Bonifacio, Corsica - France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bonifacio's almost land-locked harbor is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbors. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Day 13 Civitavecchia (port for Rome), Italy | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
St. Peter's, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

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Category 6 (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 108 sq. ft. There is one 97 sq. ft dedicated solo cabin as well.
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Category 5 (Double)
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed, a marble bathroom with shower and is 118 sq. ft.
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 1 (Double)
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, cabin doors that open onto deck and is 226 sq. ft.
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Deluxe Suite
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe outside suite features a private verandah, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 225 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds (sleeps 2-4 guests), separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 450 sq. ft.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6 during the season in which passengers are traveling. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled.

Children's rate: Savings may be available for children under 18 years when traveling with a full-paying adult on select sailings and subject to availability. Contact us for details.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased on board
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare
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