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Cities of Culture in the Sunny South

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Explore Spain's stunning southern coast on this Mediterranean cruise aboard Sea Cloud II, which includes stops in Malaga as well as Gibraltar. Enjoy a short cruise that combines a cultural and sailing program. Gibraltar is a great place to experience British culture. Take on the Cosmopolitan Malaga, soak in the modern architecture and cutting-edge design of Andalusia, and explore Valencia's city arts in neo-futurism and gothic style. Finally, wander at the eccentric architecture of Calatrava.
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Highlights
  • Enjoy a quick cruise that mixes a balance of cultural and sailing hour program
  • Explore Andalusia's lively center for contemporary art and avant-garde design
  • Tour southern Spain's Gibraltar¬†and the iconic Monkey Rock
  • Visit Valencia's colorful cityscape with historic architecture
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Palma de Mallorca | embark

The Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), located in the western Mediterranean, is home to the resort city of Palma. Overlooking the Bay of Palma is the enormous Santa Mara Church, a 13th-century Gothic landmark. A Moorish-inspired Arab stronghold turned royal home is the nearby Almudaina. Bellver Castle, a hilltop medieval fortification with a recognizable round shape, is located west of the city.

Day 2-3: Valencia

On Spain's southeast coast, around the point where the Turia River empties into the Mediterranean Sea, is the port city of Valencia. It is renowned for having a futuristic City of Arts and Sciences featuring a planetarium, an oceanarium, and an interactive museum. Additionally, Valencia boasts a number of beaches, some of which are located in Albufera Park, a nearby wetlands reserve with a lake and hiking trails.

Day 4: Cartagena

On Colombia's Caribbean coast, Cartagena is a port city. The walled Old Town, which was established by the sea in the 16th century and features squares, cobblestone streets, and vibrant colonial structures. The city is well-known for its beaches and has a tropical climate. Isla de Bar, which has white sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, which are renowned for their coral reefs, are both accessible by boat.

Day 5: At Sea

Enjoy the onboard amenities and facilities at the Sea Cloud II

Day 6: Malaga

Málaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with a history that dates back roughly 2,800 years. Most experts believe that it was created by the Phoenicians around 770 BC under the name Malaka. From the 6th century BC, the city was administered by Ancient Carthage, and from 218 BC, it was ruled by the Roman Republic, then empire, under the name Malaca. It was under Islamic administration as Mlaqah for 800 years following the fall of the empire and the end of Visigothic power, but in 1487, the Crown of Castile took over in the midst of the Granada War. The historic center is made up of artifacts and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic, and Christian centuries.

Day 7: Gibraltar

On Spain's southern coast is the British Overseas Territory and headland of Gibraltar. The Rock of Gibraltar, a 426-meter-high limestone ridge, dominates the area. The outpost was first inhabited by Moors in the Middle Ages and afterwards ruled by Spain before being given to the British in 1713. A Moorish castle from the fourteenth century and the WWII-expanded Great Siege Tunnels from the eighteenth century are among the layers of defences.

Day 8: Cadiz | Disembark

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Southwest Spain's Andalucia region includes the historic harbor city of Cadiz. The port, which served as the hub for trade and exploration in the sixteenth century, was home to the Spanish Navy. There are more than 100 watchtowers there, including the well-known Torre Tavira, which was formerly used to spot ships. The shoreline is home to the baroque and neoclassical-styled, dome-shaped Cádiz Cathedral, built in the eighteenth century.

Disembark after breakfast. 

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Sea Cloud II

Lounge area on the Sea Cloud II

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Panorama windows, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, decorative fireplace, console with TV/DVD and mini-bar, dressing table, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C.
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Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, desk, decorative fireplace, TV and DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, four closets, safe, individually adjustable A/C.

Notes

Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits aboard the ship. We are also pleased to offer a selection of super premium wines and liquors that are available for purchase.
  • Crew gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet is available to all guests (connectivity permitting)
  • Gratuities
  • Port Fees
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktails   
  • Welcome champagne in the suite/stateroom
  • Daily fresh fruit basket in suite/stateroom
  • All coffee, tea specialties and soft drinks
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fine wines from renowned winemakers
  • Open bar (except premium brands)
  • Beach barbecues in select destinations
  • Marina platform with use of water sports equipment such as snorkel gear, stand-up paddleboards, and towable tube (weather permitting)
  • Laundry service in suites
  • Curated moments
  • All meals including nightly 4-course menu and a 5-course gala dinner
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Wifi

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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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