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Explore the best of Spain on a Mediterranean cruise or a river cruise down the legendary Douro, Guadalquivir and Guadiana Rivers. Discover the cosmopolitan cities of Barcelona, & Madrid. Visit the royal Alcazar Palace in Seville, built originally for the Moorish Muslim kings, in stark contrast to the gothic cathedrals of European influence. Witness authentic Flamenco expressions in the Andalusia region. Or, visit the beaches of the volcanic Canary Islands off the Atlantic coast. Many Spanish cruises also either start or end on Portugal's Atlantic coast, giving you a chance to get to know cities like Lisbon and Porto. Southern Spain also provides an excellent place to embark on a Mediterranean cruise visiting France, Italy and even Morocco in Northern Africa. Contact an Adventure Life Spanish cruise expert today.
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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
A Maritime Fairy Tale from 1001 Nights$69359Nov 8, 2023Board the Sea Cloud II for a 9-day experience discovering Morocco's breathtaking imperial cities and the artistic Canary Islands. Explore exceptional …
Iberian shores & Corsica$44109Apr 26, 2023Set sail aboard Le Lyrial for a new, exceptional 9-day cruise to discover the Western Mediterranean. From towns brimming with history to stunning …
Where the Sea Clouds Meet$675511Apr 20, 2023Join the Sea Cloud on this 8-day sailing expedition exploring some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean. Make your way from …
Western Mediterranean: Malaga to Lisbon$63858May 14, 2023Board the Sea Cloud Spirit for a 8-day experience discovering Spain's marvelous cities such as Malaga and Cadiz before disembarking in Lisbon.
The Canaries, Islands of Contrasts$61658Nov 8, 2023Sail around the Canary Islands on this incredible trip aboard the legendary tall ship Sea Cloud that shows you exactly what it was born to do. …
The Ornate Heritage of the Moors$808511Oct 20, 2023Board the Sea Cloud for a 10-day experience discovering Morocco's breathtaking imperial cities from Malaga to Morocco. Explore exceptional landscapes …
Cape Verde Islands, Archipelago of Contrasts$822511Nov 19, 2023Sail around Atlantic ocean as Sea Cloud II sails to the southern coast of Santiago Island starting from the city in Gran Canaria, Las Palmas …
Ultimate Iberian & Western Europe Discovery$2206022May 29, 2023Explore the Iberian Peninsula's highlights and coastal Western Europe aboard the luxurious Scenic Eclipse II on this 22-day cruise from Barcelona, …
Cruising from Morocco to Spain’s Andalusian Coast – with Smithsonian Journeys$56508Apr 20, 2023This 8-day cruise on Le Dumont-d'Urville from North Africa's Atlantic Coast to the Spanish Mediterranean showcases the region's rich history and …
Fortified cities of the Atlantic and the Iberian Peninsula$590012Sep 20, 2023Join the Le Champlain on this 12-day cruise from Honfleur to Lisbon to see the beautiful scenery along the Atlantic coasts of France, Spain, and …
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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Enticing Douro$429911Mar 22, 2023Taste wines from historic vineyards on this 11-day Douro River cruise aboard the MS Amadouro. After spending 3 days exploring Lisbon, embark on a …
Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley$28508May 1, 2023Board the MS Gil Eanes and embark on an 8-day voyage from Lisbon to Porto. Enjoy 3 magical nights in the historic and spectacular capital city of …
Hike in Porto, the Douro Valley, and Salamanca$26448Apr 17, 2023Embark on a cruise through the heart of authentic Portugal and explore beautiful and unspoiled areas such as the Douro Nature Park and the Portuguese …
The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal$21958Mar 27, 2023Board the MS Infante Don Henrique for an 8-day discovery cruise along the Douro River. Start and end in the enchanting city of Porto, making your way …
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$30128Apr 5, 2023Join MS Gil Eanes on an exhilarating eight-day Duoro River voyage from Porto, Portugal, to medieval Salamanca. Visit Vila Nova de Gaia's winery and …
The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal$21958Mar 22, 2023Board MS Vasco de Gama for an 8-day discovery cruise along the Douro River. Start and end in the enchanting city of Porto, making your way through …
Porto and the Douro Valley$15896Mar 29, 2023As you sail the Douro River on this 6-day voyage, you'll enjoy daily tours of some of the most enchanting spots of this region, such as Regua, …
Porto and the Douro Valley$18036Mar 26, 2023Sail the Douro River on this 6-day voyage, you'll enjoy daily tours of some of the most enchanting spots of this region, such as Regua, Ferradosa, …
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$30128Apr 4, 2023Join the crew of the MS Miguel Torga on this 8-day round trip Douro River cruise from Porto to Salamanca and back. You will visit the historic sites …
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$25138Apr 3, 2023Get to know the history, culture and traditions of Portugal and Spain, on this 8-day voyage sailing along the Douro River on the MS Vasco de Gama. …
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Spain's Travel Highlights
Comprising the majority of the Iberian Peninsula, the cultures and traditions of Spain are as diverse as Europe itself, and each city has a distinct personality, home to its own unique sites and attractions. Flamenco, wine-tasting, hiking, biking, and walking tours are just a few of the activities available to you as you visit:
  • Barcelona is  one of the most-visited destinations in the world and home of the work of legendary architect Antoni Gaudi, whose "Sagrada Familia" is still under construction to this day, after more than 100 years.
  • Cadiz and the Straits of Gibraltar are a gateway to the Canary Islands and Sevilla.
  • Palma de Mallorca and the Balearic Islands where you can bike or hike through the charming traditional towns and rolling valleys and mountains of the countryside. Or, visit Ibiza for it's famous nightlife.
  • Salamanca is an historical port city on the Douro River with its own unique culture.
  • Granada is tucked between the three hills of Albaicin,  Sacromonte, and Alhambra bordering the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain's Andalusia region.
  • Cordoba is home to the famous mosque-cathedral, with a stunning 856 interior columns; also home to the Jewish Quarter.
  • Seville features stunning Alcazar palace, the Andalusian gardens, and Maria Luisa Park.

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Why should I choose a Spain cruise?
Whether you're touring coastal Spain and the Mediterranean or central Spain and Portugal via the Douro River, a cruise is definitely the way to go. There's no question that these cruises are quickly becoming the most popular way to see Europe, and it's no wonder why – the value of a cruise is much better than a land-based tour since all lodging, meals, and the daily tours are included. Plus, you will not lose any time getting from one destination to the next since your vessel will take advantage of nights and meal times to do the majority of the cruising. Several riverboats and ships will also rent bikes or snorkeling equipment depending on the tour. 

What should I look for on a riverboat?
Whether you are planning to explore the Iberian coast of the Mediterranean or the rivers that course through central Spain and Portugal, you can count on comfort and style on your riverboat. Spacious cabins, multiple social areas, fine dining, bars, and perhaps even a pool, spa, or fitness area are all amenities available on our vessels and ships. On the river vessels, you will enjoy the views from the panoramic sun decks, and the mega-yachts of the Mediterranean will delight you with their luxurious highlights. 

Can I find a five-star boat to cruise Spain?
The boats we feature for our Spanish cruises aren't considered five-star vessels due to size limitations and the consequent fewer social areas and amenities, however we have hand-picked a selection of the most comfortable, elegant, and stylish boats to rival the experience of any five star cruise ship.

Should I get a room with a balcony?
Unless your heart is set on a balcony, it's generally just an unneccesary expense. Your boat already has a panoramic sundeck and a balcony could actually take up some of your cabin's floor space, so your best bet is to book a room with floor to ceiling windows or a "French balcony" that has a sliding glass door facing outwards that you can use to convert your whole room into a "balcony."

What is dining like?
On your journey through Spain you will enjoy a delightful mix of gourmet local and international cuisine prepared by talented local chefs.

Do river cruises ever visit destinations that aren't on the river?
Yes! Spain has a lot of destinations that aren't right on the rivers, so many of our itineraries do include these as well. Your boat will dock in the closest port and then you will enjoy a scenic luxury coach ride to your destination that day.

Will my vessel have WiFi?
Most vessels do, some vessels don't. But even the vessels that do offer WiFi might frequently be out of range of a signal, so you might not have signal for up to several hours or even days.

What kind of power outlets are there? Will I need a converter?
Europe runs on 220v power, whereas North America has 110v power, but since most devices can handle both levels, there's usually no need to buy a power converter. The plugs will require adapters – you will need to have either two round prongs or three flat prongs.

How can I save money on a river cruise?
The best way to save money on a river cruise is to find a great promotion on our Deals page. Alternatively, you could let us know which destinations you'd like to visit and we'll tell you as soon as we find special offers. Don't try to save money on a cruise by reserving a cabin that is smaller or cheaper since you will probably be diminishing the overall quality of your experience as well.

Are river cruises in Spain a good family vacation?
Spain can be a very fun destination to visit with the whole family, but make sure that if you are traveling with younger kids you aren't booking a cruise that focuses on wine tasting, since these are better for more mature travelers of a drinking age. Check out our family travel article for more information.

Do Americans and Canadians need a passport and visa to travel to Spain?
All citizens of North America traveling to Europe need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. In recent years, it has not been necessary to apply for a visa before traveling to Europe if you plan to stay less than three months, however, this situation may change in the future. See current European visa requirements.

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