Portugal cruises

Cruising in Portugal

 The beautiful country of Portugal with its exuberant and charming culture is a popular destination among world travellers, and a common feature on our Western Mediterranean cruise itinerary. From the best beaches that stretch from Porto (Oporto) in the north, to the Algarve in the south, Portugal is certainly a destination to tick off your wish list.

No-fly cruises departing from Southampton will tend to visit Portugal as the second port of call after a day of sailing through the Bay of Biscay and Vigo (Spain).

Portugal is a melting pot of cultures with a huge cultural heritage, from the migration of citizens from Africa, Middle East and Asian descent.

The capital Lisbon is a thriving city, full of museums, galleries, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. With its authentic cusine and spectacular historical treasures there is plenty to explore, such as the famous skeletal ruins at the Igreja do Carmo and the towering Cristo Rei of Dili statue, standing at 82 metres (269 ft) tall.

With its iconic attractions and subtle charms, Portugal is a blossoming nation to be explored. Filled with glorious vista’s, and bustling antiques markets in Barrio Alto in Portugal’s old town area, which is great for sightseeing with its narrow cobblestone streets and panoramic views of the city at Miradouros

Visitors can enjoy Lisbon's museums—the trendy Museu Coleção Berardo , the Museu do Design e da Moda and the traditional fado and tile museums—without crowds.

Lisbon is certainly worthy of spending a few extra nights pre or post cruise to really appreciate its offerings.

Ports such as Porto and the Algarve are all longstanding favourites, that are perfect for relaxation and absorbing Portugal’s beautiful culture and way of life in splendid picturesque settings. 

Portugal receives refreshing sea breezes, from Atlantic cyclones in the north and subtropical anticyclones in southern eastern regions, which allows temperatures to rise up to 40°C during summer months making for very pleasant conditions. With average temperatures of 25°C (78°F), 11 or 12 hours of sunshine can be expected, with as many as 29 dry days per month on average.

Come and join in the fun, and explore the beautiful country of Portugal that is just waiting to be discovered…

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