Spain cruises

Cruising in Spain

The vast country of Spain is always featured in the itinerary of a Western Mediterranean cruise, calling in at the wild and beautiful North West Atlantic coast or the more sheltered and much-loved Mediterranean coastline.

No-fly cruises departing from Southampton will tend to visit Vigo as the first port of call after a day of sailing through the Bay of Biscay. Famous for its seafood and charming old town it is a pleasant introduction to the Spanish way of life. Cadiz is at the gateway to the Mediterranean and its splendid harbour and streets full of Moorish antiquities draw you in and set the pace for what you can hope for from this sunny welcoming country.

Barcelona is often the starting point for Western Mediterranean cruises and is a thriving city, full of museums, galleries, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. It is metropolitan and chic and worthy of spending a few extra nights pre or post cruise to really appreciate its offerings. Malaga is a modern yet historic eclectic mix of charm and modernity. At its heart are twisted pedestrian streets and hidden tapas bars and this Adalucian sea side city is a joy to stroll around, absorbing the Spanish flavours. The Balearics are traditionally a favoured holiday destination of the British and with good cause. Palma is a sun kissed island with a mix of African and European architecture, framed by swaying Palm trees. The narrow streets open out to grand churches, fountains and old castles and it is the perfect place to explore on foot.

Spanish food and wine is world famous; Paella, tapas, fresh fish, jamon and local wine are all longstanding favourites and match the climate and lifestyle perfectly. You will find food for all occasions in Spain, from the friendly and lively tapas bar right up to the top-notch Michelin-starred restaurants. Food is a way of life here and all tastes and budgets are catered for with a passion.

Spain is a melting pot of culture, history and outstanding natural beauty. The vast mountain range of the Pyrenees rears up in great contrast to the sun-baked plains of Andalucia. The cliffs of the Atlantic coast are breath-taking and the bays that are lapped by the gentle waters of the Mediterranean are sought-after summer holiday spots. Cruises to Spain are a fantastic way to get to know the different characters of each region whilst travelling from port to port in great comfort.

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